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Distrust that Particular Flavor

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22 October 2014
Anthologies (non-poetry); Literature: history & criticism; Popular culture; Sci-Fi Reference; Sci-Fi Biographical; Essays
Though primarily known as a novelist, over thirty years William Gibson has also built up a reputation as one of our most entertaining and insightful critics of contemporary culture. He is widely credited with having described the internet and cyberspace before any such things existed. Distrust that Particular Flavor brings together for the first time his writings on a wide variety of contemporary subjects- the differing cultures of Japan and Singapore; music and the movies; what's wrong with the internet; the interactive relationship between writers and readers; and many others. Also included in the book is a fascinating autobiographical sketch- his upbringing in the South, the early death of his parents and his escape into books; and the move to Canada to avoid the draft.
By:   William Gibson, William Gibson
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 17mm
Weight:   191g
ISBN:   9780241960981
ISBN 10:   0241960983
Pages:   272
Publication Date:   22 October 2014
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

William Gibson's first novel Neuromancer has sold more than six million copies worldwide. In an earlier story he had invented the term 'cyberspace'; a concept he developed in the novel, creating an iconography for the Information Age long before the invention of the Internet. The book won three major literary prizes. He has since written nine further novels, most recently Zero History. William Gibson was born in South Carolina but has lived for many years in Vancouver.

Reviews for Distrust that Particular Flavor

A terrific writer. Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an astounding architect of cool. He's also responsible for much of the world we live in * Spectator *

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