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A Prince of Cyberpunk Fiction Moves Into the Mainstream. William Ford Gibson’s novels and short stories are worshiped by hackers, argued over by philosophers in arcane journals and rhapsodized about by teenage garage bands. By Brent Staples. [New York Times: Opinion]
The danger of this age, Cayce realizes, is that every city will eventually look like every other one and that all of human experience could one day be converted by the marketing machine into a few variations on a single theme.
See also Pohl & Kornbluth’s classic Space Merchants— from, I believe, the 50s.