Burning Chrome

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Harper Collins, Jul 29, 2003 - Fiction - 224 pages
15 Reviews

Best-known for his seminal sf novel Neuromancer, William Gibson is actually best when writing short fiction. Tautly-written and suspenseful, Burning Chrome collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, now available for the first time in trade paperback. These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson's characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best, from the chip-enhanced couriers of "Johnny Mnemonic" to the street-tech melancholy of "Burning Chrome."

  

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User Review  - Ryan - Goodreads

If science fiction is a reflection of the time in which it was written, William Gibson's short fiction captures the zeitgeist of the late 70s and early 80s, when the likely future was looking less and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mitchell - Goodreads

Burning Chrome is a collection of ten short stories by William Gibson. Of those, I would rank five (Johnny Mnemonic, The Gernsback Continuum, Hinterlands, New Rose Hotel and Burning Chrome) as "very ... Read full review

Contents

The Gernsback Continuum 2 4
24
Fragments of a Hologram Rose 3 7
37
1
61
Red Star Winter Orbit 8 4
84
New Rose Hotel 1 0 9
109
The Winter Market 1 2 4
124
5 1
151
Burning Chrome 1 7 9
179
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William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Philip K. Dick Memorial Award, and the Nebula Award in 1984. He is credited with having coined the term “cyberspace,” and having envisioned both the Internet and virtual reality before either existed. His other novels include All Tomorrow’s Parties, Idoru, Virtual Light, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Count Zero. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia with his wife and two children.

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