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July 10, 2007

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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.

Anyway, great interview with Gibson here. Fimocu-links here.

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Posted July 10, 2007 at 7:49 | Comments (2) | Permasnark
File under: Books, Writing & Such, Briefly Noted

Comments

I haven't read anything by Kim Stanley Robinson yet, but I'm about to start Forty Signs of Rain. I'm guessing you've been there, done that--how does he fit into your spectrum of sharp to pescafloppy verbiage?

Haven't read him, actually!

You get +10 for 'pescafloppy,' though.

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