William Gibson has been called the father of cyberpunk and coined the
term "cyberspace" back when Internet was little more than a twinkle in DARPA's eye.
That's enough to mean that he's probably developed a fan base devout
enough to build shrines in his honor, or at least commemorative iPad
if you ask Gibson himself -- like one audience member did during a
Brookline Booksmith reading at the Coolidge Corner Theatre last year --
it still doesn't make him a celebrity.