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William Gibson

Data de nascimento: 17. Março 1948
Outros nomes:উইলিয়াম গিবসন

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William Ford Gibson é um escritor américo-canadense de ficção especulativa. Chamado de "profeta noir" do cyberpunk, subgênero da ficção científica , Gibson cunhou o termo "ciberespaço", em seu conto Burning Chrome e posteriormente popularizou o conceito em seu romance de estréia e obra mais conhecida, Neuromancer, de 1984, primeiro volume da aclamada trilogia Sprawl. Prevendo o ciberespaço, Gibson criou uma iconografia para a era da informação antes da onipresença da internet na década de 1990. Também é creditado a ele a previsão do surgimento da "televisão de realidade/reality show" e de estabelecer as bases conceituais para o rápido crescimento de ambientes virtuais como jogos e internet. Gibson é um dos mais conhecidos escritores de ficção científica norte-americana, festejado pelo The Guardian em 1999 como "provavelmente o mais importante romancista das duas décadas passadas". Ele tem escrito mais de vinte contos e nove romances aclamados pela crítica , e contribuiu com artigos para várias importantes publicações e colaborou bastante com performances de artistas, cineastas e músicos. Seu pensamento tem sido citado como uma influência em autores de ficção científica, design, acadêmico, cibercultura e tecnologia.

É também roteirista, tendo escrito o roteiro do filme Johnny Mnemonic - O Cyborg do Futuro baseado em um conto escrito por ele em 1981, dois episódios da série de televisão Arquivo X e o primeiro roteiro de Alien 3 que foi posteriormente reescrito e modificado.

Os conceitos e ideias de Gibson influenciaram diretamente a trilogia cinematográfica Matrix, de autoria das Irmãs Wachowski.

Citações William Gibson

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„The future is already here — it's just not very evenly distributed.“

—  William Gibson
He is reported to have first said this in an interview on Fresh Air, NPR (31 August 1993) { unverified http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1107153}, he repeated it, prefacing it with "As I've said many times…" in "The Science in Science Fiction" on Talk of the Nation, NPR (30 November 1999, Timecode 11:55) http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1067220. See also The future has arrived... - Quote Investigator http://quoteinvestigator.com/2012/01/24/future-has-arrived/.

„I think of religions as franchise operations.“

—  William Gibson
Context: I think of religions as franchise operations. Like chicken franchise operations. But that doesn't mean there's no chicken, right? Referring to his belief that it's possible for religions to help people.

„They were a traumatized lot, those boys. And I just felt frivolous.“

—  William Gibson
Context: Consequently, when I got to Toronto, much to my chagrin, I really, really couldn't handle hanging out with the American draft dodgers. There was too much clinical depression. Too much suicide. Too much hardcore substance abuse. They were a traumatized lot, those boys. And I just felt frivolous.

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„Sometimes it’s good to remember.“

—  William Gibson
Context: “You were hurt,” Kumiko said, looking at the scar. Sally looked down. “Yeah.” “Why don’t you have it removed?” “Sometimes it’s good to remember.” “Being hurt?” “Being stupid.” Ch. 22

„The lane to the land of the dead.“

—  William Gibson
Context: The lane to the land of the dead. Where you are, my friend. Marie-France, my lady, she prepared this road, but her lord choked her off before I could read the book of her days. Neuro from the nerves, the silver paths. Romancer. Necromancer. I call up the dead. But no, my friend," and the boy did a little dance, brown feet printing the sand, "I am the dead, and their land." He laughed. A gull cried, "Stay. If your woman is a ghost, she doesn't know it. Neither will you."

„They damaged his nervous system with a wartime Russian mycotoxin.“

—  William Gibson
Context: They damaged his nervous system with a wartime Russian mycotoxin. Strapped to a bed in a Memphis hotel, his talent burning out micron by micron, he hallucinated for thirty hours. The damage was minute, subtle, and utterly effective. For Case, who'd lived for the bodiless exultation of cyberspace, it was the Fall.

„Acceptance. Acceptance of the impermanence of being.“

—  William Gibson
Context: Acceptance. Acceptance of the impermanence of being. And acceptance of the imperfect nature of being, or possibly the perfect nature of being, depending on how one looks at it. Acceptance that this is not a rehearsal. That this is it. When asked what will save humanity.

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„They used their money to keep themselves out of the news.“

—  William Gibson
Context: That’s interesting in itself, because it shows you how adept they were at obscurity. They used their money to keep themselves out of the news. Ch. 12

„If your woman is a ghost, she doesn't know it. Neither will you.“

—  William Gibson
Context: The lane to the land of the dead. Where you are, my friend. Marie-France, my lady, she prepared this road, but her lord choked her off before I could read the book of her days. Neuro from the nerves, the silver paths. Romancer. Necromancer. I call up the dead. But no, my friend," and the boy did a little dance, brown feet printing the sand, "I am the dead, and their land." He laughed. A gull cried, "Stay. If your woman is a ghost, she doesn't know it. Neither will you."

„There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt.“

—  William Gibson
Context: There is always a point at which the terrorist ceases to manipulate the media gestalt. A point at which the violence may well escalate, but beyond which the terrorist has become symptomatic of the media gestalt itself. Terrorism as we ordinarily understand it is innately media-related. Official blog at williamgibsonbooks.com (31 October 2004) http://www.williamgibsonbooks.com/blog/2004_10_01_archive.asp

„Beyond ego, beyond personality, beyond awareness, he moved“

—  William Gibson
Context: He came in steep, fueled by self-loathing. When the Kuang program met the first of the defenders, scattering the leaves of light, he felt the shark thing lose a degree of substantiality, the fabric of information loosening. And then — old alchemy of the brain and its vast pharmacy — his hate flowed into his hands. In the instant before he drove Kuang's sting through the base of the first tower, he attained a level of proficiency exceeding anything he'd known or imagined. Beyond ego, beyond personality, beyond awareness, he moved, Kuang moving with him, evading his attackers with an ancient dance, Hideo's dance, grace of the mind-body interface granted him, in that second, by the clarity and singleness of his wish to die.

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