William Gibson

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Johnny Mnemonic review – Keanu test-drives early Matrix prototype
Keanu Reeves is in impeccably robotic form as a data courier on the run in this 1995 adaptation of William Gibson’s cyberpunk story set in 2021

Peter Bradshaw

06, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Hear me out: why Johnny Mnemonic isn’t a bad movie
The latest in our series of writers defending films hated by many is an ode to the 1995 William Gibson adaptation starring Keanu Reeves as a tech antihero

Rowan Righelato

30, Apr, 2021 @6:07 AM

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William Gibson: 'I'm always striving not to be noticed'
The sci-fi novelist on how he inspired the creation of a fashion line – and his nerdy fascination with military fatigues

As told to Hannah Marriott

16, Jun, 2020 @9:36 AM

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Agency by William Gibson review – a world in an instant
This dazzling vision of politics and power across alternate timelines is both observation and warning

M John Harrison

22, Jan, 2020 @8:58 AM

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Agency by William Gibson review – back to a frightful future
The ‘cyberspace’ novelist’s century-hopping sequel to The Peripheral is vague and exhausting

Anthony Cummins

13, Jan, 2020 @7:00 AM

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William Gibson: ‘I was losing a sense of how weird the real world was'
The writer who invented ‘cyberspace’ – and possibly the most influential living sci-fi author – on the challenges of keeping up with a reality even stranger than fiction

Sam Leith

11, Jan, 2020 @9:01 AM

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Dead Precedents by Roy Christopher review: how hip-hop and cyberpunk hijacked culture
A Chicago academic makes a spirited argument for two movements that marked the start of the 21st century

Dan Hancox

17, Mar, 2019 @11:00 AM

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Is the future female? Fixing sci-fi’s women problem
When sci-fi fan Molly Flatt was asked to write a story about women in the future, she re-examined her relationship with the male-dominated genre – and why she remained immune to ‘the Scully effect’

Molly Flatt

29, Aug, 2018 @11:49 AM

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Top 10 books to help you survive the digital age
From Philip K Dick’s obtuse robots to Mark O’Connell’s guide to transhumanism, novelist Julian Gough picks essential reading for a helter skelter world

Julian Gough

30, May, 2018 @10:57 AM

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Top 10 books about high-tech
From histories of world-conquering innovations to fiction that explores their dark side, a leading chronicler of this giddying world chooses the best guides

Leslie Berlin

29, Nov, 2017 @11:14 AM

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The Guardian view on the future of crime: it will be online | Editorial
Editorial: The dangers of machine intelligence will grow as it spreads. We need to prepare now


19, Jul, 2017 @4:19 PM

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New William Gibson novel set in a world where Hillary Clinton won
Agency, by the famously prescient SF author, imagines an alternative US where voters have elected their first female president

Danuta Kean

26, Apr, 2017 @2:27 PM

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