William Gibson read from Pattern Recognition and answered the usual and unusual fan questions last night at Elliott Bay Books.

I can say with some relief that the book is better than his reading of it. But then, he’s an author, not a speaker. Not to mention getting tossed into the 4th chapter of a book can be somewhat disorienting. Sort of like jet lag with everyone talking at you in a wierd language.

One question threw him: What gender is Case? Neuromancer has a pretty explicit answer in his sex scene. So what’s to answer, other than the reader’s intrepretation is an interesting reading.

I didn’t get to ask him how the current copyright situation affects him. I know some of his work is out there, as I first read Neuromancer as a 500k html doc. One small statistically insignifiant data point.

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