Phillip K Dick, Alfred Bester
Count Zero (1986), Sequels, Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)
Nueromancer is responsible for launching cyberpunk.It is about a man traveling tthrough cyperspace trying to unravel secrets for those who pay him unitl he comes across the wrong group of people.
Virtual Light (1993), Idoru (1996), All Tomorrow's Parties (1999), New node
E.M. Forster: "writer who is in control of the characters hasn't even begun the work yet"
Edits his novels as he goes along. He starts by one sentence at a time, he lets his mind flow. Every day he will re-read what he wrote the previous day, making the last things he writes the least edited.
Vancouver, British Columbia
Born in Wytheville, Virginia, Small town where everyone was really into "who your kin were", but WG wasn't, Feeling of being "controlled" by the small-town atmosphere sparked his interest in books/movies/"foreign material"
Fast-paced science fiction involving futuristic computer-based societies, “noir prophet” of the cyberpunk subgenre
A science Fiction featuring extensive human interaction with super computers and a punk ambiance
broadcast TV changed his generation: "We know that broadcast television did something—did everything—to us, and that now we aren’t the same,"
"The strongest impacts of an emergent technology are always unanticipated. You can’t know what people are going to do until they get their hands on it "
steampunk: industry = exciting + confusing
Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.
Synonyms for rerevisions....Synonyms: alteration, difference, modification, redoing, refashioning, remaking, remodeling, revamping, review, revise, change, reworking, variation
Exquisite corpse, also known as exquisite cadaver (from the original French term cadavre exquis) or rotating corpse, is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. "The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun") or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed, This is what we are doing, trying to add on to what is already here to come to an understanding of what this means.
Futurism vs. Science Fiction interview with Karl Schroeder. http://io9.com/5382767/karl-schroeder-talks-about-futurism-vs-science-fiction