Quotation by William Gibson

They're semiotic phantoms, bits of deep cultural imagery that have split off and taken on a life of their own, like those Jules Verne airships that those old Kansas farmers were always seeing.... Semiotic ghosts. Fragments of the Mass Dream, whirling past in the wind of my passage.
William Gibson (b. 1948), U.S. science fiction (cyberpunk) writer. repr. Burning Chrome, Ace Books (1987). "The Gernsback Continuum," Universe 11, ed. Terry Carr (1981).
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