William Gibson

Alan P. Scott - Memory

attention deficit

What I said to William Gibson
as his mind began to wander
while his hand was busy signing
my trade paperback that night:

"You spoke very well tonight. Thank you."

"Thank you," he said automatically.

"In the future, all relationships will be 30 seconds long, at most...

...I could see his attention fading...

"Wups. Time's up."

Well, the guy behind me chuckled.

At Powell's City of Books, Portland OR, September 18, 1996
See also my review of Gibson's appearance.

Last updated November 6, 1997

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