William Gibson was born in 1948. He was raised and educated in Virginia, USA, but moved to Canada soon after leaving school. He now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is married and has two children. Gibson is recognized as the leading writer of a new kind of science fiction, extrapolating contemporary technology into a future of urban decay and the social mores of a post-punk generation.
'Set for brainstun...one of the most unusual and involving narratives to be read in many an artificially induced blue moon!' The Times 'A masterpiece that moves faster than the speed of thought and is chilling in its implications' New York Times 'Gibson is the foremost of a group of young American writers who are recording today's hip, streetwise, computer-literate youth in science fiction terms' Fiction Magazine 'Gibson is the Raymond Chandler of SF' Observer 'Gibson is up your alley. He is a technological fantasist with unparalleled sensitivity... wired direct to the mains' New Musical Express