Hang on to your microsofts, Console Cowboys, because we're jacking in to William Gibson's genre defining sci-fi classic Neuromancer! This is one Cyberpunk that doesn't disappoint. Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/WABPod)
The man who invented “cyberspace”, William Gibson is one of the most influential writers of our time. From his groundbreaking debut novel Neuromancer, to his latest bestseller Agency, he was the first to imagine a computer-saturated existence, grounded in an all-too-material world, and to anticipate its implications. The philosophies and practicalities of the near futures of his books stem from a deep and fascinated engagement with the present, as embodied in his most famous aphorism: “The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.” Chaired by James Bradley
Episode 99: William Gibson's ALIEN 3 (Double Feature)
Today on a special Double Feature episode we take a look at what ALIEN 3 could have been with the 2018 comic book adaptation of renowned Sci-Fi writer William Gibson's original ALIEN 3 script! We needed help on this one so we enlisted our Podcast Network brother and friend Corey Stevenson to help us dig into this story! Gibson's original script from 1987 is nothing like the ALIEN 3 movie we actually got. Join us as we discuss this comic book, our likes and dislikes, what could have been, and much more! You can listen, and learn more about Corey on his other Podcast's Podcasting After Dark, and Cartwright! A Seinfeld Podcast. Click Here to sign up to receive the Talking Back free monthly e-newsletter where we share our monthly wrap up, some favourite moments, recommendations, behind the scenes and more! Feel free to reach out to us on Social Media at Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook This podcast is part of the BFOP Network
Will and Jonah are on their game for this one. Unfortunately for you we shut off the recorder and talked for another two hours, but I like to think that it's burying peat, fertilizing the soil for future episodes.
Welcome to the matrix. Er, not that matrix. Join us and special guest author and podcaster Evan May as we attempt to make sense of William Gibson's incredibly influential, incredibly complicated science fiction novel. Ever wanted to understand the origins of the cyberpunk genre, and many of your favourite sci-fi tropes? Tune in to hear us discuss artificial intelligence, space Kardashians, and street samurai.Intro:Pump Sting by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/4251-pump-stingLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/Outro:Iron Bacon by Kevin MacLeodLink: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3925-iron-baconLicense: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
James, James, and Chris talk briefly about Mario Bava's Planet of the Vampires (1965) in relation to the Alien franchise before biting into the recent comics adaptation of William Gibson's unproduced Alien 3 screenplay. "Maybe this is the end result of someone else's arms race."
He coined the word ‘Cyberspace’ and envisioned the Internet and Virtual Reality before they ever existed. Now, in this week's How To Academy Podcast, William Gibson turns his prophetic eye to the 21st century.He is the prophet who first envisioned our fluid, hyperconnected, hallucinatory world; the internationally bestselling author whose visions of the near future reveal the strangeness of our contemporary moment as much as they illuminate potential worlds to come.But William Gibson is more than a thinker anticipating possible futures: an inspiration to successive generations of innovators, his searing imagination has not only defined the cyberpunk literary genre but shaped our reality. Advertising agencies inspired by his fictious company Blue Ant now manage global accounts; designer labels produce luxury fashions based on the clothing worn by his characters. U2 based an album on his 6 million selling debut, Neuromancer – and technologists from Tokyo to Silicon Valley are devoted to realising his ideas.Many people claim to understand the age of Trump and Brexit, global pandemics and climate change – but no-one else shares William Gibson’s ability to cut through the noise and synthesise a unique and powerful vision of the present and near future. In this interview, we hear in-depth form one of the most potent analytical minds of our age. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices