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William Gibson

William Gibson

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First broadcast: Fri 19 Nov 1999

Novelist

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]

Choices

Alejandro Escovedo

1.

Alejandro Escovedo

Amsterdam

Performer: Alejandro Escovedo

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The Velvet Underground

2.

The Velvet Underground

All Tommorows Parties - Demo

Performer: The Velvet Underground

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Dock Boggs

3.

Dock Boggs

Sugar Baby

Performer: Dock Boggs

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Steely Dan

4.

Steely Dan

Dirty Work

Performer: Steely Dan

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Bruce Springsteen

5.

Bruce Springsteen

Highway 29

Performer: Bruce Springsteen

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Nick Cave

6.

Castaway's favourite

Nick Cave

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

Performer: Nick Cave

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Tom Waits

7.

Tom Waits

Sixteen Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six

Performer: Tom Waits

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Taj Mahal

8.

Taj Mahal

Johnny Too Bad

Performer: Taj Mahal

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Book

Complete Works by Jorge Luis Borges

Others who chose this author

Luxury item

Junk yard

Others who chose a similar luxury

Occupations

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