Twitter novelty account Authentic Wm. Gibson (@AuthenticWmGibs) assures us that it contains "Synopses for William Gibson novels that are definitely 100% real, but only in a timeline with greater authenticity than this one." While some of the writer's pastiches of Gibson's futuristic global politics, explorations of technology, and fascination with the minutiae of design and fashion are off-the-wall bonkers, some of them we'd actually like to read.
Much like TNG Season 8 (which tweets imagined episodes from a never-made season of Star Trek: The Next Generation), @AuthenticWmGibs lovingly pokes fun at the conventions of Gibson's work while coming up with some intriguing ideas of his own:
Two weeks after US announces 60% tariff on Vietnamese imports, unknown species of plankton eating brine shrimp appears in Gulf of Mexico.— Authentic Wm. Gibson (@AuthenticWmGibs) November 11, 2012
Vancomycin riots erupt in UN camps for climate change refugees in Greater Sarajevo Leased Territories. Mountain lion packs stalk DC exurbs.— Authentic Wm. Gibson (@AuthenticWmGibs) November 11, 2012
Privatized Smithsonian retains dropout archeology PhD to raise artifact portfolio value by destroying British Museum Assyrian lion colossi.— Authentic Wm. Gibson (@AuthenticWmGibs) November 10, 2012
Her deceased grandfather is cloned by French Provisional Government to unlock biometrically secured translation of the Voynich manuscript.— Authentic Wm. Gibson (@AuthenticWmGibs) November 10, 2012
Yukon bear infected with virus inducing fractal synaptic folding, is held hostage by NYSE. Japanese architect masturbates on a prewar Nikon.— Authentic Wm. Gibson (@AuthenticWmGibs) November 2, 2012
Disgraced Trinidadian ex-PM hired to investigate hijacked shipment of vat grown reticulated python skin en route to Hermés from orbital lab.— Authentic Wm. Gibson (@AuthenticWmGibs) November 3, 2012
Remember, if you'd like to follow the William Gibson from this universe, you can find him on Twitter @GreatDismal.
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