William Gibson's new novel asks, is the truth stranger than science fiction today? "...This dual citizen of the United States and Canada has made occasional visits to Seattle through the years, but had never visited Microsoft until Monday afternoon when he made an author appearance that attracted several hundred fervent fans. The visit went well, despite the writer's initial angst about it drawing the sort of tech insiders who often look on him as a seer yet possess knowledge way beyond his own.
"Microsoft was like some really rich junior college," Gibson says, "where everyone was 20 to 30 and super-bright and very nice. At the podium, I couldn't help but wish I had known people like this when I was 19. They would have understood me. Life wouldn't have been so hard."