William L. Gibson is based in Jakarta. His book In the Land of Pagodas, a scholarly translation with Paul Bruthiuax of Alfred Raquez's book of travels through China in 1899, will be published in December 2016 by NIAS Press. William's novel Singapore Red, the final installment in a trilogy of hard-boiled crime novels set in 1890s Malaya, will be released in Spring 2017 by Monsoon Books. Albums from William's experimental sound project, Third World Skull Candy, are available from BitPulse Records. Learn more at www.williamlgibson.com.
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