William Gibson | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Paul Alkon

This literature criticism consists of approximately 18 pages of analysis & critique of William Gibson.
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Critical Essay by Paul Alkon

SOURCE: Alkon, Paul. “Deus Ex Machina in William Gibson's Cyberpunk Trilogy.” In Fiction 2000: Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative, edited by George Slusser and Tom Shippey, pp. 75-87. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1992.

In the following essay, Alkon delineates the elements of myth, allegory, and fairy tale in Gibson's cyberpunk trilogy.

The future of futuristic fiction was first discussed over 150 years ago in Félix Bodin's Le Roman de l'avenir. As I have argued in Origins of Futuristic Fiction, this remarkable book not only outlined the first poetics for futuristic fiction but provided criteria that are still useful in accounting for its appeal and discriminating among its forms. In Bodin's day as now, a major problem for novelists was the difficulty of adequately feeding readers' insatiable...

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