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]
I picked up a reel of film at an estate sale the other day. It is only labeled "Hoot Gibson Show #36." [more inside]
Specifically, how likely is something like the "jackpot" in Gibson's new book to happen? Spoilers below the fold. [more inside]
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.
Help me restore this amazing Orville by Gibson ES-175 to it's former glory. [more inside]
Please help me identify this old Gibson guitar. What is the model? http://tinyurl.com/2wxccjj
What's that "my brother knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy who knows Mel Gibson" song? [more inside]
Origin of the Matrix relating to a Science Fictional setting... [more inside]
Best electric guitar repair and modification/maintenance in Los Angeles, preferably close to Downtown or Glendale? [more inside]
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]
Which semi-acoustic guitar should I buy? [more inside]
I want to make my Epiphone Sheraton II sound as close to a Gibson ES-335 as possible. Suggestions? [more inside]
Who in Orange County, California, should I take my electric guitars to for repairs & maintenance? [more inside]
I need serious help picking an electric guitar. Why do I want to buy a new one? See... [more inside]
Looking for good cyberpunk books. (Authors I like but have already read: Gibson, Stephenson, Miéville, Gaiman, Dick.) Go, Hive mind, go.
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...
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.
i'm reading gibson's pattern recognition. i'd like something the same, but better. more inside. [more inside]