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William Gibson is called "the father of Cyberpunk" by some, and is trashed as a poser by others. But one thing is clear. His book "Neuromancer" (1984), which won the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards that year, was the Christ-child of cyberpunk, whose road to superstardom was paved by the John the Baptist figures of Samuel Delaney, Roger Zelanzy, Philip K. Dick, and James Triptree, Jr. The books that followed in the "Sprawl" trilogy; "Count Zero" and "Mona Lisa Overdrive," created the seminal canon of cyberpunk that has inspired both a new generation of cyberpunk authors as well as cheap, stale cyberpunk knock-offs. So whether you are of the opinion that Gibson is a genius or a poser, there is no denying that he changed the direction of Science Fiction in the last decade.

And not only is Gibson a trendsetter in fiction, he has also spoken out on many technological issues that face society today, including the use of the Internet for educational purposes. But on the flip side, he is adamant about abstaining from use of the Internet himself. He has said "I'm not a techie. I don't know how these things work. But I like what they do, and the new human processes that they generate." And in a sense, we are living Gibson's cyberpunk here and now, and it is not hard to imagine that is what our future will be like. He has denied that, however, saying, "People shouldn't look at science fiction like they look at "real" fiction. They shouldn't expect that this is what the future is going to look like. [Science fiction authors] are sort of charlatans; we come up with a few ideas and we make a living off of that."

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William Gibson Biography

William Gibson is called "the father of Cyberpunk" by some, and is trashed as a poser by others. But one thing is clear. His book "Neuromancer" (1984), which won the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards that year, was the Christ-child of cyberpunk, whose road to superstardom was paved by the John the Baptist figures of Samuel Delaney, Roger Zelanzy, Philip K. Dick, and James Triptree, Jr. The books that followed in the "Sprawl" trilogy; "Count Zero" and "Mona Lisa Overdrive," created the seminal canon of cyberpunk that has inspired both a new generation of cyberpunk authors as well as cheap, stale cyberpunk knock-offs. So whether you are of the opinion that Gibson is a genius or a poser, there is no denying that he changed the direction of Science Fiction in the last decade.

And not only is Gibson a trendsetter in fiction, he has also spoken out on many technological issues that face society today, including the use of the Internet for educational purposes. But on the flip side, he is adamant about abstaining from use of the Internet himself. He has said "I'm not a techie. I don't know how these things work. But I like what they do, and the new human processes that they generate." And in a sense, we are living Gibson's cyberpunk here and now, and it is not hard to imagine that is what our future will be like. He has denied that, however, saying, "People shouldn't look at science fiction like they look at "real" fiction. They shouldn't expect that this is what the future is going to look like. [Science fiction authors] are sort of charlatans; we come up with a few ideas and we make a living off of that."

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  • William Gibson on The Past, Present & Future of Sci-Fi - YouTube
  • William Gibson: The Decline of "Cyberspace" - YouTube
  • William Gibson: Technology, Science Fiction & the Apocalypse ...

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  • How to book William Gibson?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William Gibson for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William Gibson, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William Gibson or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William Gibson?

    Booking fees for William Gibson, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William Gibson, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William Gibson?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William Gibson for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William Gibson for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William Gibson or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William Gibson or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

William Gibson is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book William Gibson for your event is available upon request. William Gibson generally travels from VancouverCanada and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, Veronica Roth, Scott Westerfeld and Hugh Howey. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling William Gibson for an upcoming event.

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  • William Gibson on The Past, Present & Future of Sci-Fi - YouTube
    William Gibson: The Decline of "Cyberspace" - YouTube
  • William Gibson: Technology, Science Fiction & the Apocalypse ...

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