Monday, November 17, 2014

William Gibson's six favorite books

William Gibson's novels include Neuromancer, Pattern Recognition, and The Peripheral.

One of his six favorite books, as shared at The Week magazine:
Dhalgren by Samuel R. Delany

Huge, weird, disorienting, and great fun if you don't mind not knowing exactly what's going on, Dhalgren is the closest thing science fiction has produced to a genuinely experimental novel. All the action is set in and around a Midwestern city that's vanished into a weird, lawless catastrophe that functions as a sort of black hole. Not for everyone, but if you like it, you never forget it. Dhalgren reads like the Sixties felt.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Dhalgren is a book Junot Díaz always returns to.

--Marshal Zeringue