This month’s book was William Gibson’s “Pattern Recognition”. I liked his work 20 or 30 years ago but sometimes when reading an old favorite author or books I used to love I am sorely disappointed in them. The books are the same so it must be me that has changed. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this book was just as fascinating to me as his previous ones were.
They are all purported to be SF, and they *seem* to be SF, but they are actually written about the decade in which the author is living at the time. Therefore, some of his early works seem dated. This, a recent publication, felt futuristic because, as Ray Bradbury once said in my presence, “The future is now!” Continue reading