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William Gibson: The Future is Now


The man who invented ‘cyberspace’, William Gibson is one of the influential writers of our time. From his groundbreaking debut novel Neuromancer, to his latest bestseller Agency, he was the first to imagine a computer saturated existence, grounded in an all-too material world, and to anticipate its implications. 

The philosophies and practicalities of the near futures of his books stem from a deep and fascinated engagement with the present, as embodied in his most famous aphorism: ‘The future is already here, it’s just not evenly distributed.’ In this online event streamed live from Adelaide Writers’ Week, Gibson will be in conversation with James Bradley. 

This event is broadcast from 3.00pm AEDT Sunday 28 February, and available on demand until Tuesday 2 March.

Instructions on how to view the event will be sent to ticket holders and FAQ’s are available here. Need help accessing the stream? Please email for support. 

Presented in partnership with Adelaide Writers’ Week.

The online bookseller for this event will be Imprints.


William Gibson

William Gibson is credited with having coined the term ‘cyberspace’ and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed. He is the author of Neuromancer, Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Burning Chrome, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Patter... Read more

James Bradley

James Bradley is a writer and critic. His books include the novels Wrack, The Deep Field, The Resurrectionist and Clade, a book of poetry, Paper Nautilus, and The Penguin Book of the Ocean. His new novel, Ghost Species, is published by Hamish Hamilton. ... Read more


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