Gibson’s Blackbox?

William Gibson is back again with Spook Country a story about the culture of post 9/11 America in which the intriguing contents of a shipping container play a key role.

Via reBang Gibson To Ghost Second Life

I read Pattern Recognition recently and while I enjoyed it, nothing inspires me as much as his early short stories.

I agree that Gibson will probably never be as compelling a visionary, as he was during the Neuromancer era  but he may be more relevant in some ways because he’s pointing out how people mesh with cyberspace today. There’s speculation that he is intentionally creating a trilogy of trilogies. In that light it will be interesting to see if the shipping containers in Spook Country have anything to do with Sun’s Project Blackbox.


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  1. sean said

    Hi, enjoyed your blog post re: William Gibson. I am a big fan too and have followed his work very closely for years.

    If you are interested, I am posting chapter summaries of Spook Country at There are definitely tons of spoilers, maps and pictures of key locations in the real Spook Country, and links to related topics. You might also want to check out Memetic Engineer’s Spook Country website [] with a UK angle on the book.

    – sean [patternhunter]

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