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Old 29th Nov 2006, 16:18   #11
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Yes, Chia it is, Col. At least two Gibson fans on the web have named their daughters Chia after her!
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Old 29th Nov 2006, 16:23   #12
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Never saw eXistenZ - must chase it up!
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Old 29th Nov 2006, 17:26   #13
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eXistenZ has quite a mix - Cronenbergian body-fetishism and Gibsonesque cyber/reality crises (sp?). Not perfect but not bad.
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Old 30th Nov 2006, 9:46   #14
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Arr, I remember liking the ideas in eXistenZ a great deal. I think my SO was less impressed, however, and if I ever stare blankly at someone and shout something along the lines of 'Death to the demon David Morris!' she stares at me equally blankly.

Ho hum. Sometimes I wish more people remembered as many pointless quotes as me...

At any rate, probably time I watched it again and we started a different thread for that one. So, back to Gibson...
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Wrong medium, right thread: I had the pleasure of watching No Maps for These Territories, a Y2K documentary examining WG's work which hangs on an extended backseat interview with the man himself in transit to... who knows where? Also features Sci-Friternal stalwart Bruce Sterling and "speculative fiction author" Jack Womack, as well as U2K's Bono and The Edge, who read passages for our ears and in one case gets on screen too - guess which one of them fancies that?

It's good stuff, maybe more for fans than general consumption, particularly when cyberpunkish terminology starts flooding the conversation (Sterling clearly loves it!), but interesting stuff; one of those documentaries which is at least as satisfying to listen to as it is to watch.

overall, for fan-boys.
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Just a little snippet of William Gibson, regretting the re-gooding of familiar cities.
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Hot News about William Gibson in London in August, as follows:

His new book Spook Country is to be launched sometime between 2 and 7 August.

I managed to get hold of an advance proof copy, but I shall not review it before launch.

Associated Events:

Tuesday, 28th August
7.00pm - Event organised by Blackwell's bookshop at The Congress Centre, London. Sponsored by SciFi London.

Wednesday, 29th August
12.30 - 2.30pm - Formal signing at Forbidden Planet
OR
5.30 - 7.30pm - Formal signing at Forbidden Planet

I shall be at the book signing.
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May I ask, with just a hint of horrified admiration in my keyboard fingers, why on earth you aren't reading it immediately?
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I imagine gil is 'reading' it but he is not 'reviewing' it pre-publication.
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Hmm. Okay, that makes sense.
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