Gibson: I’m not prescient

William Gibson (Neuromancer) scoffs at the idea that he’s a prescient writer:

“When you write a science-fiction novel set in some sort of recognizable future, as soon as you finish it you have the dubious pleasure of watching it acquire a patina of quaint technological obsolescence. For instance, there are no cell phones in Neuromancer. I couldn’t have foreseen them. It would have seemed corny, like Dick Tracy wrist radios.”

(Via A&L Daily.)


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