William Gibson

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  • Tatiani Rapatzikou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

William Gibson is one of North America's most highly acclaimed science fiction writers. His work has received international attention and has been translated into numerous languages worldwide. His first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award in 1984. Gibson is credited with having created or popularised the term “cyberspace” and having envisaged virtual reality before it existed.

Gibson was born in 1948 in Conway, South Carolina, and spent most of his childhood in the small town of Wytheville in southwestern Virginia. As a child he spent much time travelling due to his father's construction jobs. His father died when he was eight years old and his mother when h…

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Citation:
Rapatzikou, Tatiani. "William Gibson". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 17 June 2003
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5198, accessed 29 August 2014.]

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