William Gibson

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

The Other Victoria: Steampunk’s Queen

Was it Colonel Mustard in the arboretum with the steam shovel? Steve participates in a steampunk murder mystery evening. Read More »

Interview with Award-Winning Author Michael Swanwick

Interview with Award-Winning Author Michael Swanwick

Interview with Award-Winning Author Michael Swanwick. Read More »

Taking A Look At Gibson’s Neuromancer

Taking A Look At Gibson’s Neuromancer

A review of William Gibson's Neuromancer. Read More »

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

When Science Fiction IS Science Fiction

It is a profound mistake to interpret the genre of science fiction literally Read More »

A Fan’s History, Episode 12: More Fanspeak

A Fan’s History, Episode 12: More Fanspeak

What the heck is a “slanshack”? Read More »

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE: Does Science Fiction Matter?

IT’S (NOT) ROCKET SCIENCE: Does Science Fiction Matter?

It sure does to me.  It’s the reason I worked on Apollo. When President John F. Kennedy gave his “We choose to go to the Moon” speech at Rice University in Houston, Texas in September of 1962, he offered us a reason: “Because that goal will se... Read More »

FUTUGRAMMA: Un continente escribiendo sus propios futuros

FUTUGRAMMA es un espacio que se plantea la relación entre la escritura y el devenir del cosmos desde nuestra situación como latinoamericanos. También es un lugar para discutir sobre Ciencia Ficción, desde que nadie tiene la verdad absoluta sobre el g... Read More »

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

Against the Boycott of Ender’s Game

When I returned to reading science fiction as adult I discovered a whole new generation of authors:Greg Bear, David Brin, William Gibson, Octavia E. Butler, and Orson Scott Card. In each case I would read a recommended book and enjoy it so much IR... Read More »

Review: The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

Review: The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling

I can’t think of a better novel to start my exploration of steampunk then The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. This award-winning novel, written by two controversial authors has been on my radar for a long time, but for w... Read More »

William Gibson’s formulae for success: No rayguns.

Not long ago I started rereading the Moon is  a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein.  It’s an interesting book, but the thing that really struck me when I read it was the startling amount of exposition.  Exposition is the portion of the story that intr... Read More »

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