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William Gibson

Sue Lawley's castaway is writer 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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45 minutes

Music Played

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  • Alejandro Escovedo

    Amsterdam

    • Bourbonitis Blues.
    • Bloodshot.
  • The Velvet Underground

    All Tommorows Parties - Demo

    • The Velvet Underground.
    • Polydor.
  • Dock Boggs

    Sugar Baby

    • American Music -Folk.
    • Folkways.
  • Steely Dan

    Dirty Work

    • Citizen Steely Dan:1972 -1980.
    • MCA.
  • Bruce Springsteen

    Highway 29

    • The Ghost of Tom Joad.
    • Columbia.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Nick Cave

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

      • The Boatmans Call.
      • Mute Records.
  • Tom Waits

    Sixteen Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six

    • Tom Waits: Beautiful Maladies.
    • Island.
  • Taj Mahal

    Johnny Too Bad

    • Mumtaz Mahal.
    • Waterlily Acoustics.
  • Book Choice

    • Complete Works - Jorge Luis Borges

  • Luxury Choice

    • Junk yard

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Presenter Sue Lawley
Interviewed Guest William Gibson

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