In this excerpt from Overheard with Evan Smith (aired Jan 29, 2015), Science Fiction author William Gibson explains why he thinks our world is so weird, and why it provides the perfect inspiration for the books he writes
William Gibson, joins guest host Tom Power to discuss the "unthinkable present", how cyberspace (a term he coined) has colonized the real world, and why he thinks his reputation for prescience is undeserved.
On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of his landmark novel "Neuromancer," CHF favorite William Gibson returns to the Festival. This autumn he'll celebrate the publication of his latest work, "The Peripheral," a high-tech thriller set partly in a decadent postapocalyptic future. Gibson is joined in conversation by author Carol Anshaw."