William Gibson

William Gibson

William Gibson (born 1948) is an American-Canadian writer who has been called the ”noir prophet” of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction. Gibson coined the term ”cyberspace” in his short story ”Burning Chrome” and later popularized the concept in his debut novel, Neuromancer (1984). In envisaging cyberspace, Gibson created an iconography for the information age before the ubiquity of the Internet in the 1990s.

Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Author: Frederic Poirot.


Edited Thialfi August 22, 2009
Books by William Gibson
Neuromancer (Sprawl #1) 7.34   127
Burning Chrome 7.16   6
Count Zero (Sprawl #2) 6.94   38
Mona Lisa Overdrive (Sprawl #3) 7.06   33
The Difference Engine 6.00   2
Virtual Light (Bridge #1) 6.36   37
Johnny Mnemonic: The Screenplay and the Story N/A
Idoru (Bridge #2) 6.00   4
All Tomorrow's Parties (Bridge #3) 7.00   4
Pattern Recognition 6.58   33
Spook Country 6.00   3
Zero History 5.50   2
The Peripheral 7.50   2
Agency 7.34   3
Alien 3: The Unproduced Screenplay 8.66   3

Speculative Fiction Novels (15)

(Alien Universe)
2021 | science fiction

2020 | science fiction

2014 | science fiction
(The Blue Ant Trilogy)
2010 | science fiction, thriller
(The Blue Ant Trilogy)
2007 | science fiction, thriller
(The Blue Ant Trilogy)
2003 | science fiction > cyberpunk, thriller
(Bridge #3)
1999 | science fiction
(Bridge #2)
1996 | science fiction

1995 | science fiction
(Bridge #1)
1993 | science fiction

1990 | science fiction, alternate history > steampunk
(Sprawl #3)
1988 | science fiction > cyberpunk
(Sprawl #2)
1986 | science fiction

1986 | science fiction, short stories
(Sprawl #1)
1984 | science fiction > cyberpunk