William Gibson ‘Agency’ Book Signing and Discussion at Public Works, January 23, 2020

Described by New York Magazine as “The God of speculative fiction”, prolific science fiction author William Gibson popularized the Cyberpunk sub-genre with groundbreaking novels such as Neuromancer and Cryptonomicon. Gibson’s newest work, ‘Agency’, is a sequel to the novel ‘Peripheral’, set in the San Francisco bay area, with plot elements touching on tech startups, artificial intelligence, and time manipulation. San Francisco’s Booksmith proudly presented a discussion and signing with Gibson at Public works in San Francisco this past Thursday, January 23rd.
In discussion with Gibson was Mother Jones editor-in-chief Clara Jefferey, with hosting by Evan Karp. Public Works offered drink specials for the event, with cocktails named after Gibson novels such as “Mona Lisa Overdrive” and “The Peripheral”. A Q&A session with Gibson and the audience followed his reading, and a signing of his new book capped off the night.

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