Novelist and digital world icon William Gibson made his name writing darkly gleaming science fiction. The future he described was a dystopia saturated with technology, disembodied digital lives, and a menacing undertow of fear.
A lot like 2007. After 9.11, says Gibson, the future ended up on the windshield of the present.
Now, the man who coined the term "cyberspace" is writing wild fiction set in the here and now, with a "cold civil war" on in the USA and cyber shadows moving onto the streets.
This hour On Point: William Gibson and his latest novel "Spook Country."
William Gibson, author of many books including 1984's "Neuromancer." His newest book is "Spook Country."
This program aired on August 7, 2007.