William Gibson one of the best sci-fi writers ever?.?

William Gibson, like Asimov, Heinlein, etc is one of the founding fathers of the science fiction genre. This is the guy who actually coined the phrase "cyber space" and even created him own “cyber punk” sub-genre. Yet so few people (younger genearion) have even heard of him. Why do so many young... show more William Gibson, like Asimov, Heinlein, etc is one of the founding fathers of the science fiction genre.

This is the guy who actually coined the phrase "cyber space" and even created him own “cyber punk” sub-genre. Yet so few people (younger genearion) have even heard of him.

Why do so many young readers not look back beyond books published within the last five years when they are missing an enormous amount of the most talented and thought proving writing ever writen.
Update: Um - one more guestion. Why do people post answers THAT DO NOT answer the question?
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