William Gibson: The Rolling Stone 40th Anniversary Interview : Rolling Stone:
When you coined the word "cyberspace," did you envision that the term might be your lasting legacy?
Not at all. I thought the book would be despised to the extent that it wasn't ignored. Now, on a good day, my career seems so utterly unlikely that I wonder if I'm not about to snap out of a DMT blackout and discover that I'm not actually a famous writer of William Gibson novels but that I'm working at a used-book shop that smells of cat pee and drinking beer out of a cracked coffee mug.