Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Cyberpunk pioneer coming to Tattered Cover

Posted By on Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 6:14 PM


Denver's Tattered Cover bookstore has announced an impressive September lineup of high-profile author appearances, ranging from Rubyfruit Jungle author Rita Mae Brown (9/23) to McSweeny's darling Neal Pollack (9/20) to Obama campaign strategist David Plouffe (9/16).

But for many, the biggest coup will be William Gibson, who's credited with coining the term "cyberspace" and launching the cyberpunk movement with his novel Neuromancer (which, ironically enough, was written on a Hermes 2000 manual typewriter). Gibson is also responsible for The Difference Engine, a collaboration with author Bruce Sterling that's widely regarded as the first steampunk novel.

The author will be reading from his forthcoming novel, Zero History — which continues themes and characters he introduced in Pattern Recognition and Spook Country — on Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m.

You can find more information, including Tattered Cover's complete event schedule, here.

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