“The future is already here — it’s just not very evenly distributed.” – William Gibson
William Gibson’s non-fiction “Distrust That Particular Flavor” came out in Jan 2012. There some of the snappy one-liners from the book quoting this Calgary Herald article “William Gibson offers insights from the floating world”
“[...] he describes Singapore as “relentlessly G-rated,” the product that would have resulted “if IBM had ever bothered to actually possess a physical country. [...]
[Japan] is “the global imagination’s default setting for the future. [...]
In Modern Boys, Gibson writes that “London is somehow the best place from which to observe Tokyo, perhaps because the British appreciation of things Japanese is the most entertaining. There is a certain tradition of ‘Orientalia,’ of faux Oriental that has Read the rest of this entry »
Here is an excerpt from William Gibson, The Art of Fiction – Interviewed by David Wallace-Wells – the Paris Review. [HT BB]
Do you revise?
Every day, when I sit down with the manuscript, I start at page one and go through the whole thing, revising freely.
You revise the whole manuscript every day?
I do, though that might consist of only a few small changes. I’ve done that since my earliest attempts at short stories. It would be really frustrating for me not to be able to do that. I would feel as though I were flying blind. Read the rest of this entry »
Here are a few new “Quotes I Love” entries.
“When you love a film, as when you love a person, why isn’t necessarily that meaningful.” – [via tweet]
“The why’s of disliking something are easier to find, and make for quicker, juicier copy.” - [via tweet]
“Michael Mann’s theory: We only begin to really experience the film as we leave the theatre, in memory. And *backward*. I agree.” – [via tweet]