William Gibson was born in Conway, South Carolina. He moved to Toronto in the late 1960s and then to Vancouver in the early 1970s. He studied English at the University of British Columbia where he began writing science fiction short stories. Gibson is generally recognized as one of the most important science fiction writers to emerge in the 1980s. His first novel "Neuromancer" is the first novel ever to win the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dirk awards. The novel, which is considered to be one of the most influential science fiction novels written in the last twenty-five years inspired a whole new genre in science fiction writing referred to as cyberpunk. After "Neuromancer", Gibson wrote "Count Zero" (1986), "Mona Lisa Overdrive" (1988), and "Virtual Light" (1993). He collaborated with Bruce Sterling in writing "The Difference Engine" (1990). Gibson has also published numerous short stories, many of which appeared in a collection of his work in "Burning Chrome" (1986).
From the description of William Gibson fonds. 1983-1993. (University of British Columbia Library). WorldCat record id: 606456981