Friday, February 20, 2004

Writing Fiction

James D. Macdonald has posted lots of advice for fiction writers (via Jerry Kindall).

William Gibson, author of the influential but somewhat trashy Neuromancer, and famous user of ancient hardware:

“I remember [in the early ’80s] seeing posters for the small, semi-portable version of the Apple IIc,” he says. “Quite a lot of what I subsequently imagined in my early science fiction simply came from seeing that ad in a bus stop. I didn’t know anything about it technologically. I just thought if it’s that small and that nicely styled, everything is changing.

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