by William GibsonFinished
I checked a few reviews before I started this short story collection by William Gibson and a few noted that the final, eponymous, story was the best of the bunch. Reading it I was a little underwhelmed. But reading around it I learned that it was the first use of the word cyberspace back in 1982. This put the whole collection in perspective – forty years later what was once novel is now routine.
My select favourites from this collection include:
- The Belonging Kind: a pseudo-noir tale of sleuthing and cybernetics.
- Hinterlands: an unsettling space exploration story