No Maps for These Territories | 1999
"There's nothing stable, nothing static, nothing to stand on, nothing to cling to. There are no maps for these territories, which are of our own creation..." So begins this portrait of author William Gibson. Gibson's fascinating commentaries on contemporary society and our changing social values are interspersed with excerpts from his novels ("Burning Chrome", "Neuromancer", "Idoru") which are read aloud by fans such as U2's Bono and the Edge. Gibson emerges as a visionary for our post-post-modern age, a prophet gifted with the ability to step outside the maelstrom and hazard an educated guess about where we are headed. His vision is at once tinged with a pervasive sense of loss, and full of giddy excitement about the future, as we stand poised on the precipice, about to make the great leap forward--if it doesn't turn into a big, big fall...