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
- Bourbonitis Blues.
The Velvet Underground
All Tommorows Parties - Demo
- The Velvet Underground.
- American Music -Folk.
- Citizen Steely Dan:1972 -1980.
- The Ghost of Tom Joad.
(Are You) The One That I've Been Waiting For?
- The Boatmans Call.
- Mute Records.
Sixteen Shells from a Thirty-Ought-Six
- Tom Waits: Beautiful Maladies.
Johnny Too Bad
- Mumtaz Mahal.
- Waterlily Acoustics.
Complete Works - Jorge Luis Borges
|Interviewed Guest||William Gibson|
- Fri 19 Nov 1999 09:00