William Gibson Interviewed by Giuseppe Salza, 1994

In this interview, William Gibson talks at length about “Johnny Mnemonic”, movies, SF, net culture and issues.

A Defence of Poetry

Poetry, in a general sense, may be defined to be ‘the expression of the imagination’: and poetry is connate with the origin of man.

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Let us go then, you and I,
When the evening is spread out against the sky
Like a patient etherized upon a table;

Sonnet VIII (Petrarch)

She ruled in beauty o’er this heart of mine,
A noble lady in a humble home,
And now her time for heavenly bliss has come,


It’s a frog, man.

Anarchism: What It Really Stands For

The history of human growth and development is at the same time the history of the terrible struggle of every new idea heralding the approach of a brighter dawn.

How To Become A Lightning Calculator

Accuracy should be first considered, then rapidity. Quick adders, by the way, are the most accurate.

On the Art of Fiction
On the Art of Fiction (1920) by Willa Cather [This first appeared in The Borzoi, 1920]…
The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County (1865)

The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County by Mark Twain (1835-1910) [From The Saturday Press,…

Sonnet X: Death, Be Not Proud (1633)

Death, be not proud, though some have called thee
Mighty and dreadful, for thou are not so;
For those whom thou think’st thou dost overthrow