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"Voodoo" is maybe not the right word

I'm presently reading a (post?)cyberpunk novel, Richard K Morgan's Broken Angels. Like William Gibson's Count Zero and others in the genre, voodoo, its practitioners, and its beliefs are an element of the plot and setting. I haven't got the faintest idea about the religion, not even what its proper name is. What should I read / watch to remedy this? [more inside]
posted by 4th number on May 20, 2016 - 10 answers

Mystery b/w film reel labeled Hoot Gibson Show #36 - help me ID it?

I picked up a reel of film at an estate sale the other day. It is only labeled "Hoot Gibson Show #36." [more inside]
posted by Slinga on Nov 21, 2015 - 5 answers

How realistic is The Peripheral?

Specifically, how likely is something like the "jackpot" in Gibson's new book to happen? Spoilers below the fold. [more inside]
posted by Omnomnom on Jul 27, 2015 - 12 answers

Who suggested that multinational corporations are highest life forms?

Who was the anthropologist who suggested that multinational corporations are the highest life forms on Earth? Author William Gibson has recounted going to a lecture by a female anthropologist at the University of British Columbia in the late 70s. The anthropologist posited the idea that multinational corporations were the highest life form on Earth, which had a profound influence on Gibson's world view, and therefore on literature influenced by Gibson. Who was this anthropologist? I haven't been able to find out who she was.
posted by Kattullus on Jul 5, 2015 - 11 answers

I want this one to go to 11

Help me restore this amazing Orville by Gibson ES-175 to it's former glory. [more inside]
posted by spicynuts on Oct 13, 2010 - 4 answers

What is the model, please?

Please help me identify this old Gibson guitar. What is the model? http://tinyurl.com/2wxccjj
posted by wsg on Apr 27, 2010 - 6 answers

What's that Mel Gibson song?

What's that "my brother knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows Mel Gibson" song? [more inside]
posted by becoming on Feb 20, 2010 - 4 answers

The Origin of the Matrix

Origin of the Matrix relating to a Science Fictional setting... [more inside]
posted by madmamasmith on Dec 24, 2009 - 19 answers

Los Angeles Electric Guitar Repair/Modification?

Best electric guitar repair and modification/maintenance in Los Angeles, preferably close to Downtown or Glendale? [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Aug 7, 2009 - 1 answer

335 TLC

I just bought a Gibson ES-335 on eBay and it arrived today. It's great, but it needs a bit of TLC. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Mar 12, 2008 - 10 answers

Axe Me!

Which semi-acoustic guitar should I buy? [more inside]
posted by sweet mister on Feb 26, 2008 - 6 answers

How can I make my sheraton more awesome?

I want to make my Epiphone Sheraton II sound as close to a Gibson ES-335 as possible. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by nimkip on Dec 9, 2007 - 4 answers

Orange County Electric Guitar Repair?

Who in Orange County, California, should I take my electric guitars to for repairs & maintenance? [more inside]
posted by The World Famous on Jun 29, 2007 - 3 answers


I need serious help picking an electric guitar. Why do I want to buy a new one? See... [more inside]
posted by snsranch on Feb 15, 2007 - 21 answers

Looking for Cyberpunk Novels

Looking for good cyberpunk books. (Authors I like but have already read: Gibson, Stephenson, MiƩville, Gaiman, Dick.) Go, Hive mind, go.
posted by govtrust on Nov 1, 2006 - 43 answers

Broken Guitar

A friend left her guitar at my house while she moved to the West Coast, so I hung it on one of those guitar hooks to get it out of the way--until it came crashing down two days later, suffering a huge crack in the headstock. Since it's a Gibson Sonex with a bolt-on neck, can the neckpiece simply be swapped out? Is there a good place to get a spare piece? What are the options when a guitar sustains serious neck damage? I assume I'll be paying for it since it was in my care at the time, but then again, I was never asked to babysit--it was just left behind. I guess that leaves me with another, stickier dilemma...
posted by dhoyt on Jan 21, 2005 - 21 answers

Guitar Filter: can you help me identify this Gibson Guitar?

Guitar Filter: Can you ID this Gibson guitar? [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons on Jan 10, 2005 - 22 answers

What is going on in the last chapter of Gibson & Sterling's "The Difference Engine"?

What is going on in the last chapter of Gibson & Sterling's "The Difference Engine"? The story makes sense until just about the last paragraph of the second-to-last chapter, but the closing series of vignettes, titled "Modus: The Images Tabled", flies right over my head.
posted by Mars Saxman on Oct 7, 2004 - 6 answers

Like William Gibson

i'm reading gibson's pattern recognition. i'd like something the same, but better. more inside. [more inside]
posted by andrew cooke on Jun 20, 2004 - 27 answers

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