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William Gibson

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Visionary Science-Fiction Writer

William Gibson's 1984 novel Neuromancer took the Sci-Fi world by storm, winning the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick awards for best novel. Gibson is credited with coming up with the term "cyberspace" (1991), and is considered the father of the literary sub-genre known as cyberpunk.

Spook Country, Gibson's most recent work, was released at an event hosted by the Centre for Digital Media. The book reading was simultaneously held in the physical and virtual world in what was his first official visit to both the Centre and to metaverse Second Life.