William Gibson: ‘History is a speculative discipline’

For over 30 years, writer William Gibson has mined the future — and the futuristic present — for signs of where the culture is going. He joins us to talk about his latest novel, how our sense of history is changing, and whether we're actually living in a dystopian sci-fi novel.
Novelist William Gibson. (Wikimedia Commons)

Since his groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Neuromancer came out just over 30 years ago, novelist William Gibson has been exploring the near future, and the futuristic present. Nora talks to William Gibson about digital identity and how digital culture has changed, from 'cyberspace' to the Internet of Things.

Check out William Gibson's website.

His new book, The Peripheral.

The YouTube video of a fake trailer for Neuromancer, which William mentioned.


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