This week on the io9 show, we speak to William Gibson, who tells us that the best way to write about the present is to write about the future — or the recent past. Gibson explains why he had to write three books about the present, before he could go back and create a super-weird future. He also tells us all about the Neuromancer movie — and drops some hints about his new, future-set novel.

This week, it's all about all things Gibson — including why he thought Neuromancer was a "ludicrously optimistic" movie.

Update: Here's the complete unedited 30-minute version of our interview, for those who want more of Gibson's thoughts on science fiction and the universe:

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