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Gibson, William 1948-

Overview
Works: 341 works in 1,312 publications in 13 languages and 31,888 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Steampunk fiction  Political fiction  Suspense fiction, American  Psychological fiction  Suspense fiction  Film adaptations  Drama  Biography 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist, Author of introduction, Other, Creator, Conceptor
Classifications: PS3557.I2264, 813.54
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Most widely held works by William Gibson
Neuromancer by William Gibson ( Book )
49 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 3,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Case, a burned out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system
Pattern recognition by William Gibson ( Book )
50 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hired to investigate a mysterious video collection that has been appearing on the Internet, market research consultant Cayce Pollard realizes that there is more to the assignment when her computer is hacked
Spook country by William Gibson ( Book )
32 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Multilingual Tito engages in sensitive information transfers from his single-room apartment, while journalist Hollis frets over her start-up magazine's censure of its own promotions, and prescription drug addict Milgrim wonders about the military connections of an enigmatic benefactor
Zero history by William Gibson ( Book )
28 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Former rock singer Hollis Henry and ex-addict Milgrim, an accomplished linguist, are at the front line of a sinister proprietor's attempts to get a slice of the military budget. When a Department of Defense contract for combat-wear turns out to be the gateway drug for arms dealers, they gradually realize their employer has some very dangerous competitors--including Garreth, a ruthless ex-military officer with lots of friends. Set largely in London after our post-Crash times
The difference engine by William Gibson ( Book )
54 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fictional speculation on what would have happened if the computer had been invented in the 19th century
Virtual light by William Gibson ( Book )
46 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,887 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Now, with his most fascinating novel to date, Gibson looks into our very near future, bringing it into sharp and darkly comic focus
Idoru by William Gibson ( Book )
42 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,779 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mystery centered on a virtual-reality marriage. The groom is Rez, the star of a rock band, while the bride is Rei Toei, the beautiful and entirely virtual pop singer adored by all Japan. Why would a man want to marry a woman who does not exist? Flesh and blood Chia McKenzie from Seattle, who loves Rez, flies to Tokyo to find out
All tomorrow's parties by William Gibson ( Book )
29 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 1,652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From his cardboard box in the Tokyo subway, connected to the Internet, a clairvoyant cyberpunk mobilizes his friends to avert a world disaster. It is due to occur on a bridge in San Francisco, now home to squatters, and is part of a rich man's bid for world domination.--Résumé de l'éditeur
Mona Lisa overdrive by William Gibson ( Book )
42 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Living in the vast computer landscape of cyberspace, young Mona taps into the mind of world-famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell who deciphers cyperspace plans, including those devised by Japanese underworld
Count Zero by William Gibson ( Book )
35 editions published between 1986 and 2006 in English and Danish and held by 1,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side. Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission more dangerous than the one he's recovering from: Maas-Neotek's chief of R&D is defecting. Turner is the one assigned to get him out intact, along with the biochip he's perfected. But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties--some of whom aren't remotely human. Bobby Newmark is entirely human: a rustbelt data-hustler totally unprepared for what comes his way when the defection triggers war in cyberspace. With voodoo on the Net and a price on his head, Newmark thinks he's only trying to get out alive. Untilhe meets the angel. A stylish, streetsmart, frighteningly probable parable of the future
Burning chrome by William Gibson ( Book )
30 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 965 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten short stories by the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of Neuromancer deal with a human memory bank, UFOs, sleep machines, interstellar travel, a Soviet space station, and computer crime in such works as "Johnny Mnemonic" and the title tale
Distrust that particular flavor by William Gibson ( Book )
15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Known primarily as a novelist, Gibson has, over thirty years, been approached by different publication to share his insights into contemporary culture. The resulting essays are collected here for the first time
Spook country by William Gibson ( Recording )
11 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A multilingual man engages in sensitive information transfers from his single-room apartment, while a journalist frets over her start-up magazine's censure of its own promotions, and a prescription drug addict wonders about the military connections of an enigmatic benefactor
Zero history by William Gibson ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two people trail in the wake of Bigend, the global marketing genius: a former singer-turned- journalist who can't say no to him; and a former addict, useful because he's brilliant, watchful, and essentially invisible. Bigend needs these people to help him stay on top of the global market. Because clearly someone wants to push him off it
Neuromancer by William Gibson ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Case, a nerve-damaged data thief, is recruited by a new employer for a last-chance run against a powerful artificial intelligence
Spook country by William Gibson ( Book )
9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Told from three third-person perspectives, the story concerns a journalist backed by a mysterious Belgian industrialist, a young Cuban-Chinese go-to guy from a secretive clan of criminals, and a junkie fluent in Russian, who get caught up in a search for a mysterious shipping container. Gibson reinvents the concept he made famous in his landmark SF novel, Neuromancer-i.e., cyberspace-creating a more nuanced and up-to-date relationship between the virtual and the real
Neuromancer by William Gibson ( Book )
46 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Neuromancer has become one of the most influential science fiction novels of our time. The terms cyberspace and virtual reality were first coined in this book
Johnny Mnemonic by Keanu Reeves ( Visual )
30 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Second decade of the 21st century. Corporations rule. The world is threatened by a new plague: NAS. Nerve Attenuation Syndrome, fatal, epidemic, its cause and cure unknown. The corporations are opposed by the LoTeks, a resistance movement risen from the streets: hackers, data-pirates, guerrilla-fighters in the info-wars. The corporations defend themselves. They hire the Yakuza, the most powerful of all crime syndicates. They sheathe their data in black ice, lethal viruses waiting to burn the brains of intruders. But the LoTeks wait in their strongholds, in the old city cores, like rats in the walls of the world. The most valuable information must sometimes be entrusted to mnemonic couriers, elite agents who smuggle data in wet-wired brain implants. Johnny Mnemonic is one of these couriers. This is his story
Johnny Mnemonic by William Gibson ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and French and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
His job: courier. His package: 320 gigabytes of stolen data wetwired directly into his brain. His name: Johnny
Pattern recognition by William Gibson ( Recording )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cayce Pollard, a design consultant, is on the trail of the creator of Internet videos that have attained a worldwide cult following. As she draws closer to the truth, Cayce's life is threatened by those who will stop at nothing to protect the secret of the videos
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Alternative Names
Gibson, William Ford, 1948-
Gibsons, Viljams, 1948-
William Gibson
ギブスン, ウィリアム
ギブソン, ウィリアム
Languages
English (567)
French (14)
Swedish (9)
German (7)
Danish (7)
Japanese (5)
Spanish (5)
Czech (5)
Estonian (2)
Portuguese (2)
Italian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Russian (1)
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