Last Night

Last Night: William Gibson at U. Village Barnes & Noble

By Josh Feit September 8, 2010

I don't read a lot of fiction. I'm a non-fiction fan. Which is why William Gibson is my favorite novelist.

According to Gibson's sci-fi predecessor, Philip K. Dick, Dick's own great novel, Ubik, wasn't fiction: "All I know today that I didn't know when I wrote Ubik," PKD once said, "is that Ubik isn't fiction."

I think I need to cook up a similar quote about Gibson because Chia Mackenzie's Sanbenders laptop computer has always been real.

Last night, I went to see  Gibson read from Zero History, the third installment in his latest trilogy. I got sucked right back into Gibson's downtrodden meets high-society anthropology of the near-future.
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