Hi to all of you,
I was tipped off (thanks Mark) that William Gibson, author of "Neuromancer", "Count Zero", "Mona Lisa Overdrive", "The Difference Engine" (with Bruce Stirling), "Virtual Light", "Idoru", "All Tomorrow's Parties", and "Pattern Recognition", was going to be signing copies of his latest book "Spook Country".
A couple of years ago armed with my trusty security bit screwdriver I managed to obtain a London transport CCTV poster.
It turns out that William Gibson had put on his blog that he was after the very same poster. So...I went to the book signing with my poster and traded it for a hardback copy of his book which he then wrote a dedication in it to me :-)
The dedication says:
To Reverend Rat with extreme gratitude for his generosity and security tool!
W M. Gibson
29 Aug '07
That's it for now, thanks for dropping in, speak to you all soon.
The Reverend Rat +:-)
More pictures from the Forbidden Planet book signing event on Wednesday 29th August 2007:
People from the Hacking the Gibson in London! thread on the William Gibson Books discussion board