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William Gibson

Data di nascita: 17. Marzo 1948
Altri nomi: উইলিয়াম গিবসন

William Ford Gibson è uno scrittore e autore di fantascienza statunitense naturalizzato canadese, considerato l'esponente di spicco del filone cyberpunk.

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„The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.“

—  William Gibson

He is reported to have first said this in an interview on Fresh Air, NPR (31 August 1993) { unverified http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1107153}, he repeated it, prefacing it with "As I've said many times…" in "The Science in Science Fiction" on Talk of the Nation, NPR (30 November 1999, Timecode 11:55) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1067220. See also The future has arrived... - Quote Investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/01/24/future-has-arrived/.

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„There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt.“

—  William Gibson

Official blog at williamgibsonbooks.com (31 October 2004) http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/blog/2004_10_01_archive.asp
Contesto: There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt. A point at which the violence may well escalate, but beyond which the terrorist has become symptomatic of the media gestalt itself. Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related.

„The Tao, he reminds himself, is older than God.“

—  William Gibson, libro All Tomorrow's Parties

Origine: All Tomorrow's Parties‎ (2003), Ch. 4 : Formal Absences of Precious Things, p. 20
Contesto: The man steps past them, his cheeks seamed vertically in deep parentheses, as though it has been his habit frequently to smile. They do not see him smile.
The Tao, he reminds himself, is older than God.

„Sometimes it’s good to remember.“

—  William Gibson, libro Monna Lisa Cyberpunk

Origine: Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988), Ch. 22
Contesto: “You were hurt,” Kumiko said, looking at the scar.
Sally looked down. “Yeah.”
“Why don’t you have it removed?”
“Sometimes it’s good to remember.”
“Being hurt?”
“Being stupid.”

„On the most basic level, computers in my books are simply a metaphor for human memory: I'm interested in the hows and whys of memory, the ways it defines who and what we are, in how easily memory is subject to revision.“

—  William Gibson

Interview with Larry McCaffery in Storming the Reality Studio : A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction, Duke University Press (December 1991)
Contesto: On the most basic level, computers in my books are simply a metaphor for human memory: I'm interested in the hows and whys of memory, the ways it defines who and what we are, in how easily memory is subject to revision. When I was writing Neuromancer, it was wonderful to be able to tie a lot of these interests into the computer metaphor. It wasn't until I could finally afford a computer of my own that I found out there's a drive mechanism inside — this little thing that spins around. I'd been expecting an exotic crystalline thing, a cyberspace deck or something, and what I got was a little piece of a Victorian engine that made noises like a scratchy old record player. That noise took away some of the mystique for me; it made computers less sexy. My ignorance had allowed me to romanticize them.

„Wintermute was hive mind, decision maker, effecting change in the world outside. Neuromancer was personality. Neuromancer was immortality.“

—  William Gibson, libro Neuromancer

Neuromancer (1984)
Contesto: Wintermute was hive mind, decision maker, effecting change in the world outside. Neuromancer was personality. Neuromancer was immortality. Marie-France must have built something into Wintermute, the compulsion that had driven the thing to free itself, to unite with Neuromancer.

„Neuro from the nerves, the silver paths. Romancer. Necromancer.“

—  William Gibson, libro Neuromancer

Neuromancer (1984)
Contesto: The lane to the land of the dead. Where you are, my friend. Marie-France, my lady, she prepared this road, but her lord choked her off before I could read the book of her days. Neuro from the nerves, the silver paths. Romancer. Necromancer. I call up the dead. But no, my friend," and the boy did a little dance, brown feet printing the sand, "I am the dead, and their land." He laughed. A gull cried, "Stay. If your woman is a ghost, she doesn't know it. Neither will you."

„Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related.“

—  William Gibson

Official blog at williamgibsonbooks.com (31 October 2004) http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/blog/2004_10_01_archive.asp
Contesto: There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt. A point at which the violence may well escalate, but beyond which the terrorist has become symptomatic of the media gestalt itself. Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related.

„Acceptance that this is not a rehearsal. That this is it.“

—  William Gibson

When asked what will save humanity.
No Maps for These Territories (2000)
Contesto: Acceptance. Acceptance of the impermanence of being. And acceptance of the imperfect nature of being, or possibly the perfect nature of being, depending on how one looks at it. Acceptance that this is not a rehearsal. That this is it.

„Acceptance. Acceptance of the impermanence of being.“

—  William Gibson

When asked what will save humanity.
No Maps for These Territories (2000)
Contesto: Acceptance. Acceptance of the impermanence of being. And acceptance of the imperfect nature of being, or possibly the perfect nature of being, depending on how one looks at it. Acceptance that this is not a rehearsal. That this is it.

„They damaged his nervous system with a wartime Russian mycotoxin.“

—  William Gibson, libro Neuromancer

Neuromancer (1984)
Contesto: They damaged his nervous system with a wartime Russian mycotoxin. Strapped to a bed in a Memphis hotel, his talent burning out micron by micron, he hallucinated for thirty hours. The damage was minute, subtle, and utterly effective. For Case, who'd lived for the bodiless exultation of cyberspace, it was the Fall.

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