**Discovery: 電影《駭客任務》(The Matrix)源自吉布森1984的小說《神經異魔》(Neuromancer )
**專訪全文：read the full transcript of the interview （以下為節錄）
Amazon.com: We have your original proposal for the book up on our site, and the thing that struck me immediately was that none of the characters you discuss ended up, at least with the specifics that you give them at the time, in the final book. I'm just curious how you progress from one group of characters to another as you're planning the book or writing it.
Gibson: Well, I think the key thing there is that I never really believe in the proposal.
Amazon.com: Does your publisher believe in it?
Gibson: I don't know--it seems to be a sort of ritual object and I've actually been afraid to find out whether or not I could get a contract without one, but I've been surprised a couple of times when characters from the proposal have actually survived to publication. They usually wind up being tweaked beyond recognition.
Amazon.com: Do they ever survive into a different book? You've created this idea and you go back and find this person you put in the closet and find a place for them later on?
Gibson: That's interesting. I've never actually checked. I usually never look at them once the proposals are in. [laughter] I definitely don't look at them during the writing of the book. No one's complained so far.