William Gibson Biography

Author (1948–)
William Gibson is a science fiction writer and one of the pioneers of the cyberpunk movement with novels such as Neuromancer.


With the publication of his first novel, Neuromancer (1984), William Gibson emerged as a leading exponent of cyberpunk, a new school of science-fiction writing. Cyberpunk combines a cynical, tough “punk” sensibility with futuristic technology. Gibson's creation of “cyberspace” foreshadowed virtual reality technology and is considered the author's major contribution to the genre.

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