William Gibson

William Gibson, an American-Canadian science-fiction writer, is the author of 10 novels, including Neuromancer, Virtual Light, and Zero History. He is credited as being the first to coin the word "cyberspace" in his short story Burning Chrome. Cyberpunk Prophet. 

"Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts."

        – Neuromancer