For William Gibson, Seeing the Future Is Easy. But the Past?

“Alternate history, in my opinion, is a more demanding game,” says the author of “Agency” and other science fiction novels, “if only because conventional historical fiction, like history, is itself highly speculative.” Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

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Tracking Reality’s “Fuckedness Quotient”: An Interview with William Gibson

WILLIAM GIBSON NOTICES THINGS others miss. While his science fiction novels are often described as prescient, what defines Gibson’s body of work is the extraordinary refinement of his focus on the present. When everyone is talking about the features of the latest Silicon Valley gadget, he might... Continue reading at Los Angeles Review of Books

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An ‘app whisperer’ teams up with time travelers in William Gibson’s ‘Agency’

The sequel to “The Peripheral” is full of cultural commentary, plus imagination and suspense. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Recommended Reading: The science fiction of William Gibson

How William Gibson keeps his science fiction real Joshua Rothman, The New Yorker While a lot of sci-fi is obsessed with the distant future, one of the best authors of the genre takes a different approach. The New Yorker explains how William Gibson... Continue reading at Engadget

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Exploring the moon’s past and future

Oliver Morton’s narrative takes readers from a planetary collision to plans for lunar colonies. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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£30k William Hill Sports Book of the Year goes jointly to Gregory and Gibson

The £30,000 William Hill Sports Book of the Year has been awarded jointly for the first time in its 30-year history, going to A Boy in the Water by Tom Gregory (Particular Books) and Paul D Gibson’s The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee (Mercier Press). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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The right poetry collection for right now: Terrance Hayes' 'American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin'

Now’s the time for “American Sonnets for My Past and Future Assassin,” Terrance Hayes’ electric, new book. In his five previous poetry collections — “Muscular Music” (1999), “Hip Logic” (2002), “Wind in a Box” (2006), the National Book Award-winning “Lighthead” (2010) and “How to Be Drawn” (2015)... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

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Chronicling the past, and the future

As HarperCollins celebrates its 200th anniversary, archivist Dawn Sinclair delves into the HarperCollins archive. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Past, Present, Future: Behind the Launch of Rodale’s Organic Life

A Q&A with James Oseland, EIC, and Ellen Carucci, publisher, of the new eco-lifestyle magazine. The post Past, Present, Future: Behind the Launch of Rodale’s Organic Life appeared first on Folio:. Continue reading at Folio Magazine

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Richard McGuire Finds the Past and Future in ‘Here’

A cartoonist, musician, designer and filmmaker, Richard McGuire talks with PW about the making of his acclaimed new graphic novel 'Here,' just published by Pantheon. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Comic-Con 2013: A look at past comic books and a glimpse of the genre's future (+video)

Gerard Jones, author of 'Men of Tomorrow: Geeks, Gangsters, and the Birth of the Comic Book,' explains the origins of comic books, the hardships they went through, and where they are apt to go next.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Myanmar’s Literati Shake Off Past, Look to Future

New freedoms and the patronage of pro-Democracy politician Aung San Suu Kyi helped Myanmar host its first book festival, where once-banned books were openly on display. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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In Germany, a Jewish Millennial Argues That the Past Isn’t Past

Max Czollek, whose first nonfiction book is a rebuttal to calls for integration, believes that his country must face its history with more honesty — and that those who are singled out shouldn’t try to fit in. Continue reading at The New York Times

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Garnons-Williams, Killingbeck and Kelly step up at 4th Estate and William Collins

A round of promotions has been revealed across 4th Estate and William Collins with Helen Garnons-Williams promoted to associate publisher across the two HarperCollins imprints and Tom Killingbeck appointed to William Colllins' editorial director, while Anna Kelly will become editorial director... Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Mary Oliver looked 'past reason, past the provable'

The Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and essayist wrote lyrically about nature, but there's more to her work than meets the eye.  Continue reading at The Christian Science Monitor

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Michaela Coel plays the first on-screen writer I can relate to | Candice Carty-Williams

I May Destroy You skewers the weirdness of fandom and captures just how terrifying the publishing industry can beMichaela Coel’s critically acclaimed new TV series I May Destroy You (BBC One), the journey of a young woman uncovering and trying to deal with sexual trauma, is a show that I fall... Continue reading at The Guardian

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William Collins signs Iduma's Nigerian Civil War study

William Collins has signed a “deeply poignant and personal” investigation into the Nigerian Civil War by Emmanuel Iduma. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Crime fiction boom as book sales rocket past 2019 levels

With bookshops still closed in parts of the UK, sales have surpassed last year’s numbers, with 3.8m print books sold in the last weekBritain’s readers have been emerging from lockdown to restock their bookshelves, with book sales – and particularly crime novels – booming in the three weeks since... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Norman Lock’s ‘American Follies’ mines America’s flawed past for dazzling fiction

The latest installment in Lock’s American Novels series brings together P.T. Barnum and Susan B. Anthony. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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Evaristo and Carty-Williams become first black authors to win top British Book awards

Candice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo take book of the year and author of the year categories, as publishers face criticism for treatment of black authorsCandice Carty-Williams and Bernardine Evaristo have become the first black authors to win the top prizes at the British Book awards,... Continue reading at The Guardian

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