Ideas for Group Discussions
Delany, Samuel. Silent Interviews: On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics. Hanover, N.H.: University Press of New England, 1994. Pages 172-174 deal specifically with Gibson, and there are other comments on Gibson and cyberpunk sprinkled through the book. By an author often associated with the New Wave.
Dozois, Gardner, ed. Modern Classics of Science Fiction. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991. The editor’s introduction to Gibson’s story “The Winter Market” summarizes Gibson’s career until 1991.
Hartwell, David, ed. The Science Fiction Century. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 1997. Hartwell’s introductory remarks to Gibson’s story “Johnny Mnemonic” and the overall concept of this anthology put Gibson’s work in historical context.
Hartwell, David, and Kathryn Kramer, eds. The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF. New York: Tom Doherty Associates, 1994. The editors, along with contributor Gregory Benford, place Gibson’s work in relationship to traditional science fiction.
Sterling, Bruce, ed. Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology. New York: Arbor House, 1986. The preface provides a good overview of cyberpunk writings.