Tomorrow Calling, a Short-Film Adaptation of Gibson’s Gernsback Continuum #cyberpunk
In 1993, UK’s Channel 4 presented Tomorrow Calling, a TV short film by Tim Leandro. The film was an adaptation of William Gibson’s 1981 short story, “The Gernsback Continuum,” which first appeared in Terry Carr’s anthology, Universe 11, and was later published in Gibson’s own Burning Chrome collection and in Bruce Sterling’s Mirrorshades anthology. It was only the second story that Gibson that had ever been published.
While not cyberpunk per se, the piece prefigures aspects of cyberpunk with its very postmodern writing style (mixing essay and fiction) and its critique of Golden Age sci-fi and techno-utopian futurism.
The “@GreatDismal” himself (William Gibson) recently tweeted his fondness for this adaptation.
NSFW: Brief flashes of nudity and sex.
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