William Gibson Recommends GLOW, Cites Neko Case, Wins Our Hearts (Again)

william gibson 3Last night we welcomed William Gibson back to BookPeople, this time to read from and discuss his new stand alone novel, The PeripheralAn author receives a true stamp of approval when booksellers show up on a day off to hear him speak. We had more than a few off-the-clock booksellers hang out last night to hear Gibson talk about his characters, his process, and technology at large. His eye has been on the tech needle over the course of several decades of spectacular advancement. He recalled first using the word (in the lowercase) “microsoft” back when it was a small company whose long term consequence and eventual size no one could predict.

One of the audience members asked Gibson what he’s been reading. We were, of course, all ears, prepared to run to the shelf and grab whatever work he was about to recommend. Instead, Gibson put a book on…

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