Distrust That Particular Flavor

Distrust That Particular Flavor

eBook - 2012 | Berkley trade paperback edition
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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.
Publisher: New York : Berkley, 2012
Edition: Berkley trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781101559413
Characteristics: 1 online resource (259 pages)


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In this collection of essays, SF novelist, William Gibson shares his insights into contemporary culture. If you want to read one of Gibson's novels, try "Zero History" or his acclaimed debut cyberpunk novel, "Neuromancer".

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Jul 30, 2012

A great retrospective of Gibson's shorter magazine contributions through the years. Interesting perspectives on various topics. One of those books it would be nice to own, since each re-read uncovers more meaning.

JCS3F Jul 07, 2012

A collection of non-fiction that acts as kind of a Rosetta stone for Gibson's fictional works. Wonder how Gibson became fixated on a flattened world that provides creative outlets for the masses? See his description of 'garage Kubrick'. Curious as to why he spends so much time analyzing Japan and the mass psychology of the Japanese? It's in the book, in spades. In fact, for just about any narrative theme (London, obsessiveness in consumer products, etc), there is a corresponding explanation in 'Distrust that Particular Flavor'. For that alone, its worth the read for Gibson fans. But the book provides further insights. Such as, William Gibson is not that technically saavy. And though he grew up addicted to conventional sci-fi, he sees the next step toward integration much in the same way Ray Kurzweil does. That is machines adapting to and perhaps even integrating into humans.

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