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  • Vat Stuff: Real.

    From Neuromancer: Molly and Armitage ate in silence, while Case sawed shakily at his steak, reducing it to uneaten bite-sized fragments, which he pushed around in the rich sauce, finally abandoning the whole thing. “Jesus,” Molly said, her own plate empty, “gimme that. You know what this costs?” She took his plate. “They gotta raise…

  • Misc about SXSW

    I am not at South by Southwest. Leah is. I went, myself, back in 2001. That’s 9 years ago. Austin was a great town and I had fun. These many years later what stands out is meeting the folks from evolt at Evoltageddon 2. That was fun–really fun actually — The Ginger Man was a…


  • William Gibson

    In 1988 I, along with my pal Chris Greazel, saw William Gibson read at a bookstore in La Jolla, above La Jolla Cove. It was intimate, maybe two dozen people in the audience. We had a great time, and it felt like we’d had an audience with the pope. I’m not sure why it was…

  • Terrorism is an inverted lottery

    From a recent interview: William Gibson Hates Futurists :: tyeebooks.ca On whether some new terrorist attack will make 9-11 look small “Eventually, I would say it’s almost inevitable. Not immediately, because there is no need. The last one is still working. In some strange way, [for terrorists] anything that was less than 9-11 won’t do….

  • The Book Baton (Books of Importance To Me)

    1. Total Number of Books You Own Man. I’m not even sure. Before we moved I had many hundreds I think. We gave away to Goodwill many of our books. And how do I count graphic novels, of which I have many? Let’s say I have 200, plus minus. And since I’m married, do I…

  • Bruce Sterling ArtLung Timeline

    1988: I attend a reading by William Gibson for Mona Lisa Overdrive. He recommends Bruce Sterling’s Islands In The Net as the work of a guy who “actually thinks about this stuff” [scene missing]… 1996: I mention with a laundry list 1998: I put him on my links page 1999: Viridian Couture Contest 1999: Heat…

  • Some Quickies

    Strictly speaking I don’t have any time to write, have to get ready for work. But i want to write some things quick-like. The radio was really great. As opposed to the show on blogging, (see words)- there were only 2 guests instead of 3. This made more time my time. Also, there were many…

  • A New Header

    There is a new header on the blog. I’m very proud of it. It contains aspects of the previous header, mentioned here. I’m holding a copy of William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition. That’s down in the Gaslamp at the trolley. I took some pictures of myself and then I got to play. It’s too late. I…

  • Hawai’i and Memories

    Well, this is a bit better. Since I last typed, I jumped off a 40 foot lava rock a few times, swam with 3 honest-to-goodness sea turtles, had some bagels and lox, flew from Maui to Hawai’i (the locals write it out that way. Hawaiian is not a written language, it’s about the sound, and…

  • My DVD copy of the William Gibson documentary…

    My DVD copy of the William Gibson documentary No Maps for These Territories came yesterday. It’s nifty, and has lots more of Gibson chattering on about things like the future, Crack cocaine, the past, and drug gangs. Also more Bruce Sterling! I ordered it on Sunday when I blogged it Sunday. Nice UPS turnaround. I’ll…

  • No Maps for These Territories

    No Maps for These Territories, a documentary about William Gibson is now out on DVD.

  • Surveillance State

    The surveillance state is beginning. 1984 is no longer the relevant text. We need to look to how information flows in Cyberpunk novels like those of William Gibson and Bruce Sterling. Where having surveillance and databases out there in the aether don’t necessarily make anyone safer or happier or more secure. We must think carefully…

  • Keeping a journal is a responsibility

    Keeping a journal is a responsibility, once you start it. But what does one do when there is precious little to share? I’m in transition now. Lots of irons in the fire. Things on my mind. Other people have things about to happen as well. The new Bruce Sterling interview in Locus indicates a new…

  • Another reason why I idolize William Gibson:

    Another reason why I idolize William Gibson: I can’t get the phrase “Venice decompressed” out of my head. The phrase is in the book Idoru. I’ve been listening to the audio book version on my short commute. Venice decompressed.

  • The Fresh Air radio show from Tuesday

    The Fresh Air radio show from Tuesday, April 10, 2001: a remarkable interview with the author of a new biography of Timothy McVeigh.Their book is significant to history, given Mr. McVeigh’s shyness with the press, and yet the authors, both journalists, come across as mild-mannered to a fault. Until I had heard an exerpt on…