July 10, 2007
Prediction and Prose
Man, William Gibson is seriously one of the very very best writers working today. I feel like he gets most of his props for his prescient ideas and images, but his prose is near-perfect, too. The only writer I can think of who’s sharper and leaner (if you like that sort of thing — I do) is Ha Jin. That’s important: There are sooo many guys in sci-fi who are full of great ideas but whose words on the page are liked flopping, gasping fish.