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William GibsonWilliam Ford Gibson was born March 17, 1948 in Conway, South Carolina, and spent most of his childhood in Wytheville, Virginia. In 1977, Gibson earned a bachelor's degree in English at the University of British Columbia.

After his mother's death when he was eighteen, Gibson left school without graduating and became very isolated for a long time, traveling to California and Europe and immersing himself in the counterculture. Gibson was hired as the manager of Toronto's first head shop, a retailer of drug paraphernalia. He appeared, during the Summer of Love of 1967, in a CBC newsreel item about hippie subculture in Yorkville, Toronto, for which he was paid $500 _ the equivalent of 20 weeks rent _ which financed his later travels. Aside from a "brief, riot-torn spell" in the District of Columbia, Gibson spent the rest of the 1960s in Toronto, where he met Vancouverite Deborah Jean Thompson, with whom he subsequently traveled to Europe.

The couple married and settled in Vancouver, British Columbia in 1972, with Gibson looking after their first child while they lived off his wife's teaching salary. Gibson became friends with punk musician and author John Shirley who persuaded Gibson to sell his early short stories and to take writing seriously.

Gibson's early writings are generally near-future stories about the influences of cybernetics and cyberspace (computer-simulated reality) technology on the human race. Beginning in 1981, Gibson's stories appeared in Omni and Universe 11, wherein his fiction developed a bleak, film noir feel. His first novel, Neuromancer, was commissioned by Terry Carr.

William Gibson Book List and Awards
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The Peripheral
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The Peripheral by William Gibson

Distrust That Particular Flavor
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Distrust That Particular Flavor by William Gibson

Zero History
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Zero History by William Gibson

Spook Country
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Spook Country by William Gibson

All Tomorrow's Parties
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All Tomorrow's Parties by William Gibson

Idoru
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Idoru by William Gibson
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Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1999 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Author Signed Hardcover Book. 2000 NY: Ace  First edition, first trade paper printing, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by author.

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Distrust That Particular Flavor | Gibson, William | Signed First Edition Book Gibson, William | Distrust That Particular Flavor | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2012 NY: Penguin Group  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Idoru | Gibson, William | First Edition Book Gibson, William | Idoru | First Edition Copy

1996 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket.

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Author Signed ARC. 1996 NY: Putnam Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in flawless pictorial wrappers, signed by the author.

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Idoru | Gibson, William | Signed First Edition Book Gibson, William | Idoru | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  1996 NY: Putnam  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread, flawless dust jacket, signed by author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Pattern Recognition | Gibson, William | Book - Advance Reading Copy Gibson, William | Pattern Recognition | Book - Advance Reading Copy

2003 NY: Putnam  Advance reading copy, mint, new/unread in pictorial wraps.

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Peripheral, The | Gibson, William | Signed First Edition Book Gibson, William | Peripheral, The | Signed First Edition Copy

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Spook Country | Gibson, William | Signed First Edition Book Gibson, William | Spook Country | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  2007 NY: Penguin  First edition, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.  Each dust jacket is protected in an acid-free archival quality acetate cover.

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Zero History | Gibson, William | Signed First Edition Book Gibson, William | Zero History | Signed First Edition Copy

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William Gibson Bibliography


Novels

  • The Difference Engine - 1990 (with Bruce Sterling)
  • The Peripheral - 2014

Sprawl Trilogy

  1. Neuromancer - 1984
  2. Count Zero - 1986
  3. Mona Lisa Overdrive - 1988

Bridge Trilogy

  1. Virtual Light - 1993
  2. Idoru - 1996
  3. All Tomorrow's Parties - 1999

Blue Ant Trilogy

  1. Pattern Recognition - 2003
  2. Spook Country - 2007
  3. Zero History - 2010

Essays

  • Distrust that Particular Flavor - 2014

Non-Fiction

  • Agrippa (a book of the dead) - 1992
  • Distrust That Particular Flavor - 2012

William Gibson Awards

  • 1984 - Philip K. Dick Award for Neuromancer
  • 1985 - Hugo Award for Best Novel for Neuromancer
  • 1985 - Nebula Award for Best Novel for Neuromancer
  • 1989 - Prix Aurora Award (Long-form, English) for Mona Lisa Overdrive
  • 1995 - Prix Aurora Award (Long-form, English) for Virtual Light
  • 1985 - Ditmar Award for International Novel for Neuromancer
  • 1987 - Seiun Award for Best Foreign Language Novel of the Year for Neuromancer
  • 1991 - Nebula Award The Difference Engine

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