William Gibson recently visited the New York Public Library and read the first chapter from his new Science Fiction novel The Peripheral. The Peripheral is written from the point of view of two separate characters, one who’s “…world is maybe thirty years from now and is relatively familiar, and the other one is way the hell down the time line and consequently really hard to write.”
Directly downloads of the video, audio, and transcripts are below, if you read the transcript, he begins reading from the book on page 34:
Video, 1 hr 41 min (197MB, MP4)
Audio, 1 hr 33 min (43MB, MP3)
Transcript 41 pages (272KB, PDF)
Happy Birthday to William Gibson.
Images courtesy of Wired
My favorite part of my book collection; my William Gibson first editions. The copy of Neuromancer is the UK first edition; still need to get my hands on the American edition. At the top of the pile is the first edition paperback of Neuromancer which was released in America in ‘84, two years before the hardcover first edition.
The second copy of Mona Lisa Overdrive is the unedited proof copy; which is something usually put together for editors and for the purpose of advertising/trying to create buzz for the books release.
The copy of Idoru with the black spine is the UK first edition. My copy of The Difference Engine is from the UK as well. I just really like the UK editions; I often prefer their cover art.
Personal favorite authors: William Gibson - Cory Doctorow - Bruce Sterling - Samuel R. Delany - Neal Stephenson
Seriously half of my book collection alone consists of work by them.
A pretty good find from today. Picked these up at a local rare bookshop. Got Mirrorshades hardcover first edition and an advanced reading/proof copy of Mona Lisa Overdrive.
Johnny Mnemonic, illustrated by Marco
Cover art to a paperback release of William Gibson’s Virtual Light; featuring a portrait of my personal favorite Gibson character, Chevette Washington. Art by Hubert De Lartigue.
Alternate covers for William Gibson’s Mona Lisa Overdrive.
Alternate covers for William Gibson’s Count Zero.
Alternate covers for William Gibson’s Neuromancer.
Alternate covers for William Gibson’s All Tomorrow’s Parties.
Alternate covers for William Gibson’s Idoru.
Alternate covers for William Gibson’s Virtual Light. My personal favorite.