Front Cover
Ace Books, 1984 - Fiction - 271 pages
322 Reviews
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.

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.

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - deldevries - LibraryThing

A classic, but a very strange book. I realize that this classic set the stage for many, many things which came later. But I felt that it was rather random, wandered, and lacked clarity. Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - wethewatched - LibraryThing

This book is considered a classic in sci-fi and I can see why. While reading, I noticed many elements that no doubt inspired later books and movies including The Matrix. But I didn't enjoy it as much ... Read full review

All 70 reviews »

Other editions - View all

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1984)

William Gibson's first novel Neuromancer sold more than six million copies worldwide. Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive completed his first trilogy. He has since written six further novels, moving gradually away from science fiction and futuristic work, instead writing about the strange contemporary world we inhabit. His most recent novels are Pattern Recognition, Spook Country and Zero History, his non-fiction collection, Distrust That Particular Flavor, compiles assorted writings and journalism from across his career.

Bibliographic information