When Fox approached William Gibson to write a script for Alien 3 back in the late ‘80s, the studio imagined that the lauded author would bring his distinct cyberpunk vision of the future to the franchise. Instead, Gibson turned in a complicated, politically-charged script influenced by the Cold War.
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William Gibson is one of the most iconic writers of science fiction around, and now he's turning his hand to the world of comics for the very first time in a time-bending new IDW miniseries, Archangel. If a phrase like "William Gibson comic" is somehow not enough to sell you instantly, we've also got an exclusive look at the first issue.
You know, while I was editing and writing my interview with William Gibson for this piece, I kept lamenting about all the great quotes and observations I'd have to leave on the cutting room floor for space and spoilers.
Human beings are the most important ingredients in game design. Without the participation and attention of an actual person, games are just basically systems waiting for input. In the latest novel by legendary science-fiction writer William Gibson, humans aren't just controlling disembodied avatars in made-up worlds. They're also controlling each other in the worst possible ways.