Distrust That Particular Flavor (CompactDisc)

Author: Gibson, William

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Publisher Tantor Media Inc
Mfg Part# 9781452655994
SKU 226846376
Format CD
ISBN10 1452655995
Release Date 8/13/2012
Praise
"In DISTRUST THAT PARTICULAR FLAVOR, Gibson pulls off a dazzling trick. Instead of predicting the future, he finds the future all around him, mashed up with the past, and reveals our own domain to us as a science-fictional marvel....Such is the power of his prose that when I glanced up from the pages of this book and surveyed the street-side around me, I felt as if I were wearing Gibson-glasses."
From the Publisher
Editors Note William Gibson is known primarily as a novelist, with his work ranging from his groundbreaking first novel, Neuromancer, to his more recent contemporary bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. During those nearly thirty years, though, Gibson has been sought out by widely varying publications for his insights into contemporary culture.Wired magazine sent him to Singapore to report on one of the world's most buttoned-up states. The New York Times Magazine asked him to describe what was wrong with the Internet. Rolling Stone published his essay on the ways our lives are all "soundtracked" by the music and the culture around us. And in a speech at the 2010 Book Expo, he memorably described the interactive relationship between writer and reader. These essays and articles have never been collected-until now. Some have never appeared in print at all. In addition, Distrust That Particular Flavor includes journalism from small publishers, online sources, and magazines no longer in existence. This volume will be essential listening for any lover of William Gibson's novels. Distrust That Particular Flavor offers listeners a privileged view into the mind of a writer whose thinking has shaped not only a generation of writers but our entire culture.
Annotation This collection of essays, magazine pieces, lectures, and other non-fiction by the beloved cyberpunk novelist covers such disparate topics as Singapore, Jorge Luis Borges, Skip Spence's pants, and, of course, the Internet and other technological advances. The essays are presented with commentary by the author that provides further context, clarification, and retrospection. The tone throughout is both penetratingly intelligent and self-deprecating, and the author manages to convey heady ideas and strong opinions in an off-the-cuff manner.
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Book Format Audio Cassette - Unabridged
Number of Pages 3
Publisher Tantor Media
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