Additional Print Resources


Brande, David. “The Business of Cyberpunk: Symbolic Economy and Ideology in William Gibson.” Virtual realities and their discontents. Ed. Robert Markley. Baltimore, Md. : Johns Hopkins UP, 1996.

Brummett, Barry. The world and how we describe it: rhetorics of reality, representation, simulation. Westport: Praeger, 2003. Includes a chapter on “A rhetoric of reality in the novels of William Gibson.”

Bukatman, Scott. “Gibson’s typewriter.” Flame wars: the discourse by cyberculture. Ed. Mark Dery. Durham: Duke UP, 1994.

Calcutt, Andrew and Shephard, Richard. Cult fiction: a reader’s guide. Lincolnwood, IL: Contemporary Books, 1999. Includes a section on Gibson.

Cambridge History of Twentieth-Century English Literature. “Agrippa: A Book of the Dead (Gibson).” Ed. Laura Marcus and Peter Nicholls. New York: Cambridge UP, 2004. pp. 794-5.

Cavallaro, Dani. Cyberpunk and cyberculture : science fiction and the work of William Gibson. London: Athlone Press, 2000.

Kneale, James. “Thinking and writing the virtual: the virtual realities of technology and fiction : reading William Gibson’s cyberspace.” Virtual geographies : bodies, space, and relations. Ed. Mike Crang, Phil Crang, and Jon May. New York: Routledge, 1999

Leary, Timothy Francis. Chaos & cyber culture. Ed. Michael Horowitz, Vicki Marshall, with guest appearances by William Gibson …et al. Berkeley: Ronin Pub., 1994. Includes “William Gibson: Quark of the Decade.”

Lunenfeld, Peter. Snap to Grid. A User’s Guide to Digital Arts, Media, and Cultures. Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press. (2000)

Rapatzikou, Tatiani G. Gothic motifs in the fiction of William Gibson. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2004.

Roberts, Adam. Science fiction. London: Routledge, 2000. Has a chapter entitled “Technology and metaphor. Spaceships. Robots. Cyberspace. Case study: William Gibson, Neuromancer.” (Perhaps not close enough to our topic to warrant inclusion. )

Sponsler, Claire. “William Gibson and the Death of Cyberpunk.” Modes of the fantastic : selected essays from the twelfth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Ed. Robert A. Latham and Robert A. Collins. Westport: Greenwood Press, 1995.

Side Note: While some of these books/articles clearly deal directly with Agrippa, some may be off topic. All apparently contain bibliographies that may be of value. I will track down, refine, and annotate these entries when I return to the U.S.