What is the novel for? How do we deal with living in such a futuristic time, without getting future shock? Do novelists have a duty to provide optimism about science and the future? We sat down with William Gibson, for a half-hour discussion about writing and the role of science fiction in society. And here's what he told us.
We posted the full-length video of our William Gibson interview a while back — and it's also embedded below — but now here's the complete transcript. (Want more? Subscribe to the io9 show on Youtube!)