Can we ever just say, "Okay, we were wrong. Future has come and gone. What's next looks like something totally new and exciting, but not at all what we thought" - ?
I like your other insights but I don't think calling any of his characters Marty Stu (or Mary Sue in Molly's case) is fair. They're all pretty flawed and fucked up, aren't they?
Wired: I listened to your Intelligence Squared interview with Cory Doctorow. From what he said, it sounds like a lot of people in Singapore sort of have a complex about you referring to their country as “Disneyland with the death penalty.” Is that the most worked up that people have gotten over something you’ve written, or are there other examples?
Gibson: No, that’s the only thing I’ve ever written that caused a national government to make a formal complaint to the publisher [laughs] … and then to ban the magazine for a while.
Bud is a parody of a cyberpunk protagonist.
Case is an example of a cyberpunk protagonist you might have heard of.
Gonna have to take your word for it as I have never been able to get to the end of a Stephenson book. Dude writes great set-up though.
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