William Gibson started blogging back in 2003 to help promote his novel Pattern Recognition. At the end of the publicity tour, faced with beginning work on his next novel, he wrote that he was taking a hiatus from blogging while he was writing the new book.
Locus Online reports that yesterday he started blogging again. Anticipating the obvious question, he wrote: “Why? Because the United States currently has, as Jack Womack so succinctly puts it, a president who makes Richard Nixon look like Abraham Lincoln. And because, as the Spanish philosopher Unamuno said, ‘At times, to be silent is to lie.'”