Mirror, Mirror, Node Again

Bruce Sterling calls this interview by Joel Garreau for the Washington Post, the one of the best William Gibson interviews ever:

“It’s curious. When I published ‘Pattern Recognition’ ” — his previous book, which was also set in the recent past and achieved mainstream success — “within a few months there was someone who started a Web site. People were compiling Googled references to every term and every place in the book. It has photographs of just about every locale in the book — a massive site that was compiled by volunteer effort. But it took a couple of years to come together.

With ‘Spook Country,’ the same thing was up on the Web before the book was published.” Somebody got an advance reader copy, and instantly put up a site for his fictional Node magazine.

Plus, if you just can’t get enough, there is the story by Michael Janairo about the story by Professor Sutherland about this site and the node tumblog.

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