William Gibson

This week the castaway on Desert Island Discs is William Gibson. Long before the existence of the Internet, he wrote about 'cyberspace', a boundless world reached only through computers. External space travel, to the Moon and Mars, had become old hat. By creating internal space, he breathed new life into science fiction. In conversation with Sue Lawley, he talks about his life and work and chooses eight records to take to the mythical island.

[Taken from the original programme material for this archive edition of Desert Island Discs]

Favourite track: (Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For? by Nick Cave
Book: Complete Works by Jorge Luis Borges
Luxury: Junk yard

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Fri 19 Nov 1999 09:00

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PresenterSue Lawley
Interviewed GuestWilliam Gibson

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