BOOK REVIEW: ‘Prophet of cyberspace’ focuses on AI and climate change 🔒
William Gibson, the prescient sci-fi writer’s latest two offerings, Agency and The Peripheral, explore the coming impactsBL PREMIUM 27 February 2020 - 05:00 John Thornhill For a science-fiction writer who has conjured up some remarkably vivid visions of the future, and even coined the word cyberspace, William Gibson seems stubbornly stuck in the present, and the past. Though his latest novel Agency is partly set in a post-apocalyptic London a century in the future, it is also about the intertwined fates of a group of characters in San Francisco in 2017 living in a reimagined past in which Hillary Clinton became president and Brexit never happened. One of the novel’s central concerns is how people in the future can revisit alternative histories, or “stubs”, as he calls them. B Premium This article is reserved for our subscribers. A subscription helps you enjoy the best of our business content every day along with benefits such as exclusive Financial Times articles, ProfileData financial data, and digital access to the Sunday Times and Times Select. Already subscribed? Simply sign in below. Read more: Business Day
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