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William Gibson

William Gibson


First broadcast: Fri 19 Nov 1999


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]


Nick Cave


Castaway's favourite

Nick Cave

(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?

Others who chose this artist

Tom Waits


Tom Waits

Sixteen Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six

Others who chose this artist


Complete Works by Jorge Luis Borges

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Junk yard

Others who chose a similar luxury


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