William Gibson…

SF Diplomat has a lot to say about the new William Gibson Novel, read all about it here.

If you are a Gibson fan I would like to know what you think about the comments made here – I have to date only read two Gibson’s Neuromancer and The Difference Engine (with Bruce Sterling). I have heard good things about Pattern Recognition and Spook Country is the sequel to that one…

I suppose once I read them I too can make comment.

But I can see from reading the Raymond E Feist Riftwar series that it gets a little old as time goes past – what was once a great series full of adventure and new exciting polt twists becomes a little boring and stale… but the first books are still great reads after a few times. Why is that? Is it the writer getting old or the material?

Food for thought I guess.

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One thought on “William Gibson…

  1. Woah — that’s one hell of a panning — it makes me jealous.However, I think I can see where the reviewer is coming from. You know I love Gibson and am a huge fan of his earlier works, but ever since he stopped writing about the future and started writing about the present, his work has gone downhill. I enjoyed Pattern Recognition, but I don’t find myself really giving a damn about any of the characters (unlike my feelings towards Molly and Case, who are two of my favorite characters in fiction.)I’ve not read Spook Country, but I will. I’m just not sure if I’ll actually enjoy it like I did his earlier work.

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