William Gibson's 1984 novel Neuromancer took the science fiction world by storm, winning the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick awards for best novel. The book described a bleak futuristic world where laptop-toting thieves jack into "cyberspace," a computer-generated virtual world that in retrospect looks a bit like the Internet. Gibson is credited with coining the term cyberspace (in his 1982 story "Burning Chrome") and is considered the father of the literary sub-genre known as cyberpunk. His novels include Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow's Parties, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History. Gibson also co-authored The Difference Engine with Bruce Sterling and wrote the screenplay for the movie Johnny Mnemonic (1995, starring Keanu Reeves). He is also the author of the essay collection, Distrust That Particular Flavor. William Gibson Home Page

2003 Interview, on book tour for Pattern Recognition
   Aired May 1, 2003, 28 min, in mp3 format

2007 Interview, on book tour for Spook Country
   Aired August 30, 2007, 28 min, in mp3 format

2010 Iinterview, extended 40-minute web edit, on book tour for zero history
Aired October 14, 2010, in mp3 format
Interview as heard on KPFA-FM/streaming & podcast

2012 Interview, extended 36-minute web edit, on book tour for Distrust That Particular Flavor
Aired February 9, 2012 , in mp3 format

About the interviewer:

RICHARD WOLINSKY hosts "Bookwaves" on "Cover to Cover" heard every Thursday at 3:00 pm on KPFA-FM in Berkeley (www.kpfa.org) and in syndication via Pacifica Audioport.
William Gibson