Saturday, October 9, 2010

William Gibson

William Gibson's new novel is Zero History.

From his Q & A with Anna Metcalfe for the Financial Times:

Where do you write best?

At home for the most part but when stuck I resort to a laptop in a coffee shop – the busier the better.

What is the strangest thing you’ve done when researching a book?

The strangest are life experiences that turn into research. For Zero History I participated in the brainstorming of a new brand, for a clothing manufacturer involved in military contracting.

What are you scared of?

Racism, sexism, nationalism, tribalism, fundamentalism (about anything at all), the excesses of religion, self-satisfied ignorance.
Read the complete Q & A.

Gibson's Neuromancer appears on Annalee Newitz's list of "Thirteen Books That Will Change The Way You Look At Robots" and Andrew Crumey's top ten list of novels that predicted the future.

--Marshal Zeringue