Neuromancer

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Ace Books, 1984 - Fiction - 271 pages
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The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .

Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the century's most potent visions of the future.

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I'll admit, Gibson has a unique way of writing. - LibraryThing
Very clever, hard to read, inaccessible in places. - LibraryThing
Some people find the writing style hard to get into. - LibraryThing
The plot is difficult to follow, however. - LibraryThing
Gibson really is a great writer. - LibraryThing
His writing was spare, but almost poetic at times. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - Daan Debie - Goodreads

I gave it 3 stars because I liked it quite a lot, but it also took me quite some time to get through it. I can indeed imagine that this book has been genre (re)defining and surprisingly enough, it ... Read full review

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User Review  - Erik Waiss - Goodreads

Well, that was a ride... Hard to believe this came out almost 30 years ago and is still so relevant to our modern technology. I can only imagine how brain-explody this was when it came out. Read full review

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About the author (1984)

William Gibson was born on March 17, 1948 in Conway, S.C.. He grew up in a small town in Virginia and developed an interest in science fiction. He dropped out of high school and moved to Canada, where he eventually graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1977. Gibson earned his place in science fiction literary history with the publication of Neuromancer in 1984. Considered the first breakthrough novel written in the cyberpunk style, it won the three major science fiction awards; the Phillip K. Dick, The Hugo, and the Nebula. Set in the fast-paced world of the information superhighway, Gibson shows the negative effects of dealing with technology in cyberspace. His other works, including Mona Lisa Overdrive and the screenplay for the film Johnny Mnemonic, are filled with cynicism, high technology, and underground countercultures.

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