William Gibson at EMPAC

Legendary science fiction author William Gibson will be reading from his work on November 9 at EMPAC. Gibson is known for his influence on technology, design, urban sociology and cyberculture.

Gibson is a visionary author of speculative fiction whose work explores the future implications of contemporary human technologies. His 1984 novel, Neuromancer, winner of the Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick awards, introduced the term “cyberspace” and have helped to define the popular culture of the Computer Age.

Gibson’s latest novel is The Peripheral (2014), about drones, drugs, outsourcing, telepresence, trailer parks, kleptocracy, and 3D fabbing. In advance praise, Cory Doctorow called it, “Spectacular, a piece of trenchant, far-future speculation”.

The event is free and open to the public and you can find out more on the event website.

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