Read The Gernsback Continuum, William Gibson’s first published short story for free here.
The Thirties dreamed white marble and slipstream chrome, immortal crystal and burnished bronze, but the rockets on the covers of the Gernsback pulps had fallen on London in the dead of night, screaming.
—William Gibson, “The Gernsback Continuum,” 1981
In what ways does the future end up being exactly what we think it should look like? What are the unpredictable transformations that we can’t foresee? – ExtraSleepy
In 1984, William Gibson’s Neuromancer was published. In 2012, I interviewed Gibson (who originally coined the term “cyberspace”), who reiterated that science fiction, and especially his, doesn’t really predict the future. – The Austin Chronicle