William GIbson On The Sound Of Young America

October 24, 2010


I interviewed William Gibson recently for my public radio program, The Sound of Young America, and the program was just released online.  It’s rare for a public radio interview to be concerned with fashion and style, and rarer still when that interview is with a science fiction writer, but that was one of the core issues in our conversation.  Gibson’s books tend to be about ideas, and his most recent, Zero History, is about the interplay between fashion, identity and authenticity.  He’s even helped create/curate some items for the Japanese brand Buzz Rickson, which manufactures perfect duplicates of 20th century military clothing.

Enjoy the interview, which I’ve included here.