William Gibson signing at Vroman’s Bookstore


The Father of Cyberpunk himself, the man who started it all with Neuromancer, will be signing and discussing his latest work, Spook Country, the follow up to Pattern Recognition, this Friday, August 10th at Vroman’s bookstore in Pasadena at 7 PM.

Is it okay that I secretly hope dozens of Molly Millions cos-players show up? Does this make me a bad person? Seems a lot more fun than dressing up as Harry Potter. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Go Gryffindor, and all.) Alas, The Noxious One will be working that night, so, please, somebody get pictures for me, just in case.

Y’know, you’d think the whole Cyberpunk thing might have made wearing Bluetooth earpieces somehow not quite so lame. Sadly, not the case. Maybe if I saw somebody with a Mohawk and wrap around sunglasses wearing one instead of the corporate drones who usually sport them. Oh well, I suppose there’ll be little choice when the ban on cell phones goes into effect next July. Time to quit my job and grow that Mohawk.

Vroman’s Bookstore
695 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, CA 91101
Tel: 626-449-5320
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4 thoughts on “William Gibson signing at Vroman’s Bookstore”

  1. Ooh, dozens of Molly Millons’. That’s enough to get me there. . .
    Neuromancer was a novel that made concurrently want to sleep with her and want to be her.

  2. David, everyone should read Gibson, just like everyone should read Melville. His prose gives context to the zeitgeist.

    I don’t think he’s into the whole cyber thing the way Bruce Sterling or Neal Stephenson are, but he is out in front of things in a very special way.

    Just read Neuromancer. Think of it as pre-history.

  3. No kidding, DB – I agree with all your choices and would also recommend Neuromancer. When I read it it wasn’t past-tense!

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