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William Gibson

William Gibson (born March 17, 1948) is an American author.

He was born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

In 1972 he moved to Vancouver, B.C., Canada where he began to write science fiction. He would become one of the leaders of the cyberpunk movement. His earlier works are usually composed of futuristic stories about the influences of cybernetic and cyberspace (computer simulated reality) technology on a human race living in an imminently near future. His first novel, Neuromancer, won three major science-fiction awards (Nebula, Hugo, and Philip K. Dick Memorial Award).

More recently, Gibson has begun to move away from the fictional dystopias that made him famous, towards a more realist style of writing that eschews the trademark jump-cuts[?] in favour of continuity and narrative flow. The novel Pattern Recognition[?] even saw him enter the mainstream bestseller lists for the first time. There is, however, still the obsession with technology, and in particular with its darker, unpredictable side.

In addition to his paper works, he also wrote an electronic poem called Agrippa (A Book of the Dead)[?]

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