William Gibson Reads From His New Novel, The Peripheral

By David Wharton | Published

William Gibson is now, and probably always will be, most associated with penning the classic 1984 cyberpunk tome Neuromancer. But at the age of 65, Gibson is still ticking and still writing, with a new novel, The Peripheral, currently in the works. He recently put in an appearance at the New York Public Library, where he answered questions and read the first few pages from The Peripheral. You can watch the full video of his appearance above, clocking in at a little over an hour and a half.

Gibson’s most famous work may finally reach the big screen in the not-too-distant future, with a movie adaptation in the works from Splice co-writer/director Vince Natali. It was also recently announced that we may get a Johnny Mnemonic TV series (sans Keanu, presumably).

There’s no announced date as to when we’ll see Gibson’s The Peripheral hit shelves, but we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, here’s a bit of concept art from Natali’s Neuromancer, which was last rumored to be pursuing Liam Neeson for the role of Armitage and Mark Wahlberg for Case.

Neuromancer concept