William Gibson has long been recognized as a literary pioneer with an eye for technological and social change. From his 1984 debut novel "Neuromancer", in which he envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed, to his most recent novel, "Pattern Recognition", which probed cultural changes in the US since 9/11, Gibson has repeatedly demonstrated a unique ability to see the odd shapes, bulges, and empty spaces created by information as it leaks out, indicators of events of extreme weirdness and secrecy.
His exploration of our chaotic present continues in "Spook Country", a contemporary novel of political paranoia- Cody's Books
William Ford Gibson
William Ford Gibson is an American-born science fiction author who has been called the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, partly due to coining the term "cyberspace" in 1982, and partly because of the success of his first novel, Neuromancer, which has sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide since its publication in 1984.