Re: any news?
- Just wondered if there was any more news re when the new book's
> coming out,following a lead, I went to Penguin.co.uk to search for clues.
william Gibson is there, as are all his books on Penguin UK, but
unfortunately there is no "upcoming selections" type section. The
only advance notice it seems they give on the site is "what books are
coming out next month". which would only help if it was coming out,
I guess, next month (which it is not)
which trilogy (if any it'll be attached to)
I'm assuming none, since I've heard it takes place in Japan. There
is an article out there with him talking about his obsession with
Japan (as well as all of our obsession with it as the source for new
tech and the reasons behind it) in which it mentions in a tagline
that the new book is coming out on Penguin UK
, or when the
> film with him in the back of the car is coming out.already out, though has anyone got a review for us? It's called "no
maps for these territories", do a quick search and you'll find it.
Not too expensive to buy, even on DVD, but does it have the redeeming
quality of being able to be watched again and again? who knows....
> I'm assuming none, since I've heard it takes place in Japan. Therenew
> is an article out there with him talking about his obsession with
> Japan (as well as all of our obsession with it as the source for
> tech and the reasons behind it) in which it mentions in a taglineagreed, it will likely be separate from previous storylines, however
> that the new book is coming out on Penguin UK
the title "Pattern Recognition" implies there will be some further
development of the "nodal capabilities" displayed by characters like
Laney and Harwood. There are recent articles written by Gibson in
WIRED and TOKION which hopefully I'll be able to transcribe shortly.
> , or when thehere's your review: like Gibson? like his writing style? the way he
> > film with him in the back of the car is coming out.
> already out, though has anyone got a review for us?
sees the future as an extension of today? then get it. some of it is
over-indulgent (U2's Bono and the Edge do readings of passages), but
the ongoing commentary of Gibson is at times fascinating. In
addition, the use of digital technology to turn the windows of the
back of the limo into active fields for alternating loops of footage
running at multiple speeds in multiple directions makes a statement
about the medium without being pretentious, and its an interesting
litle effect on its own. Definately worth checking out, probably
worth owning if you belong to this group to start with. And for the
real geeks out there, none other than Jonathan Glazer is listed as a
camera operator on the project, the diretcor behind SEXY BEAST and
some of Radiohead's best music videos.
- Do you think Gibson had prior knowledge of the researcher from the
60's (?) who has a lot of books out on "Pattern REcognition"? Do a
search for "Gibson & Pattern Recognition" some time and you will see
what I mean.
Did he do it to be ironic?