Une interview de William Gibson


William Gibson est en interview ici en anglais. 

Il évoque son dernier roman Zero History et de science fiction. 

Extrait : 
"August C. Bourrè: You’ve said before that science fiction is your “native literary culture.” Has your view of that culture changed since you began writing? Is it still a single culture? Was it ever? 
William Gibson: I think the key to this is Dennis Danvers’ “narrative strategy” of SF, opposed to the genre of SF. The narrative strategy is a lot older than the genre. I’d date the genre as we’ve known it to Hugo Gernsback. I grew up as a reader amid the genre, but the narrative strategy was present too, to whatever extent. 

I suspect that I was rather quickly drawn to the edges of SF-as-genre. A lot of the core texts of mid-century SF never attracted me. Quite by accident I went from Heinlein juveniles to Alfred Bester, and it was the Bester that stuck. And I was reading Bester during SF’s New Wave incursion, being introduced to Ballard and probably even Borges by Judith Merrill’s Year’s Best SF collections, which were really splendidly subversive. So by the time I was fifteen I had no sense of the genre being one thing; quite the opposite. I’d had my first exposure to a revolutionary schism in art." 
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