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Friday, September 14, 2012

William Gibson on Why Sci-Fi Writers Are (Thankfully) Almost Always Wrong

William Gibson, one of science fiction’s most visionary and distinctive voices, maintains that he and his fellow writers don’t possess some mystical ability to peer into the future. 

I was very lucky — ridiculously lucky in the timing of my interests with a science fiction novel about the digital. Ridiculously lucky. When I was writing it, or actually even before, like a couple of years before, when I was writing the two short stories thatNeuromancer sort of emerged from, that the world ofNeuromancer emerged from — when I was writing them, they took like a week or two to write, each one. When I was writing each one, it was, “Oh please please let me get this thing published before the 20,000 other people writing exactly the same story right now get theirs published.”

Read more at Wired.com Via Neatorama

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