Fragments of a Hologram Rose

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"Fragments of a Hologram Rose"
Cover of a French collection of Gibson's short stories, with "Fragments" as the title story
Author William Gibson
Country Canada
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction
Published in Unearth3, Burning Chrome
Publication type Periodical
Media type Print (magazine)
Publication date 1977
Followed by "Johnny Mnemonic"

"Fragments of a Hologram Rose" is a science fiction short story by William Gibson. It was Gibson's first published work, originally appearing in 1977 in Unearth 3, a short-lived science fiction collection magazine which retailed for $1.00; Gibson was paid $27 for the story.[1] It tells the story of a jilted ex-lover who relies on artificial sense-recordings to sleep, in a dark, polluted city. It was subsequently published in Burning Chrome, an anthology of Gibson's early short fiction.


  1. ^ Chollet, Laurence B. (Sep 12, 1993). "William Gibson's Second Sight In Meetings of Man and Machine, Ecstacy and Dread, the Cyberpunk Guru Divines the Future". The Los Angeles Times. p. 34. 

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