Radio Wolinsky

William Gibson, “Pattern Recognition,” 2003

William Gibson is best known as the father of the Cyberpunk movement in science fiction, beginning with “Neuromancer” in 1984 and continuing to his most recent novel, “Agency,” published in 2020. Its prequel in the Jackpot series from 2014, “Peripheral” is now an Amazon Prime TV series.

On February 4, 2003, he was in the KPFA studios on the book tour for his novel, “Pattern Recognition”  and was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. In the interview he discusses his history as a writer, and the history of the internet (and its future). From a twenty year vantage point, it’s fascinating.