William Gibson & Cultural Critique


Let's use this space to discuss the fictional work of William Gibson and its implications for the analysis of contemporary society and culture. Please post your reflections by clicking on the "Discussion" tab above.


Readings of Interest

  • The Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the "Father" of Cyberpunk Science Fiction: Critical and Interpretive Essays Edited by Yoke, Carl B. , & Robinson, Carol L. (2007) Summary at:
http://www.mellenpress.com/mellenpress.cfm?bookid=7178&pc=9

  • Brande, David. The Business of Cyberpunk: Symbolic Economy and Ideology in William Gibson
    Configurations - Volume 2, Number 3, Fall 1994, pp. 509-536



  • Miriyam Glazer. "What is within now seen Without": Romanticism, Neuromanticism, and the Death of the Imagination in William Gibson's Fictive World. The Journal of Popular Culture, vol 23 (3) pp. 155-64 (2004)