Now that I've got all this housing storage space, and a big room of my very own, I've started trying to collect some things.
First up is William Gibson first editions. Fragments of a Hologram Rose, Johnny Mnemonic, Burning Chrome. And then all of the novels. Hopefully I can get some of them signed.
Some of these are rapidly becoming difficult or impossible to find - Gibson's early works were published serially, or in magazines like Omni.
Thankfully, the Internet makes it possible to find like Burning Chrome - where William Gibson coined the word ‘cyberspace’.
So far, I've been able to track down Gibson's very first publication - ‘Fragments of a Hologram Rose’ (Summer 1977), as well as the Omni issues featuring ‘Burning Chrome’ (July 1982) (where he coined the term ‘cyberspace’) and Johnny Mnemonic (May 1981).