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William Gibson Book Reading 8/19

8/14/2007 10:20:00 AM
For all the science fiction fans out there, this is a pretty big deal. The Harvard Bookstore will be hosting Wiliam Gibson on Sunday, August 19th. Mr. Gibson will be reading from his latest novel "Spook Country" and participating in a discussion.

William Gibson coined the term "cyberspace", wrote Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Johnny Mnemonic (which later became that Keanu Reeves movie). Click (here) to read his wikipedia entry, it's fascinating.

Set in the same high-tech present day as Pattern Recognition, Gibson's fine ninth novel offers startling insights into our paranoid and often fragmented, postmodern world. When a mysterious, not yet actual magazine, Node, hires former indie rocker–turned–journalist Hollis Henry to do a story on a new art form that exists only in virtual reality, Hollis finds herself investigating something considerably more dangerous..."

Tickets are $5 and are available at Harvard Book Store, or over the phone with a credit card at 617-661-1515. Please note the $5 ticket may be redeemed for $5 off a single item at the event or at Harvard Book Store.



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