Given how popular William Gibson's previous reading / signing events in London have been, it is perhaps not a surprise that this forthcoming event for Zero History is much more expensive than the ones held at the TUC Congress hall, for Pattern Recognition and Spook Country:
Monday October 4th, 2010
Doors open at 6.15pm. The event will begin at 7.00pm and finish at 8.30pm.
American-born William Gibson is one of the most acclaimed and successful writers of the last twenty years. He coined the phrase "cyberspace" and developed the concept in his bestselling first novel Neuromancer, creating an iconography for the Information Age long before widespread use of the Internet. His novels have moved gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work and now examine the strange contemporary world we inhabit.
Gibson will be talking about his life and work, and in particular his new book Zero History which is set largely in London and captures the paranoia and fear of our post-Crash times.
See this book review in The Spectator: Architect of cool
William Gibson and Cory Doctorow will be signing books after the event.
Cory Doctorow is worth the price of the ticket alone, let alone William Gibson !
5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ, Tel: 020 7730 4500
Tube: Sloane Square
Bus Routes: 11, 19, 22, 137, 211, 319, 360 C1
As William Gibson tweeted:
London: the expensive seats http://bit.ly/9UTvu5
Tue Jul 27 05:49:47 +0000 2010
Readers of this Zero History blog are entitled to a 25% Discount
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Or call Jo Marris on +44 207 792 4830
This event is organised by Intelligence Squared, who produce a glossy magazine and who hold televised and internet broadcast public debates .