William Gibson on Cyberpunk's "Dirt in the Corners"

In an interview with author William Gibson, the creator of the notion of "cyberpunk"—a milieu that remains heavily influential to the world building of video games—comments on what inspired him to deviate from the then-too-polished world of mainstream science fiction. It's relevant to today's Neuromancer-inspired video games: Make sure you put the dirt in corners.

a href="http://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/6089/the-art-of-fiction-no-211-william-gibson">William Gibson, The Art of Fiction No. 211 [The Paris Review]