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Review: Neuromancer

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Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, NEUROMANCER didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology. Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece ... Read full review

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Hugo award winner 1984. Nebula award winner 1984

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Brilliance. Beauty. Beyond anything I had expected from fiction to the point that I read it, and I have yet to read anything that expanded my mind as much as Neuromancer had. William Gibson redefined sci-fi with forever and, in doing so, predicted the world to come in so many ways it's almost terrifying. Perfect dark-future stuff, it fires the imagination, raising questions about who we are, body, mind, or personality, who controls us, what motivates us and why. Read with Count 0 and Mona Lisa Overdrive it makes for the sort of series of books that leaves you feeling crushed that they've ended.
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A classic sci-fi cyberpunk story, it's hard to believe that it's been in print for nearly 30 years. It's somewhat dated now, but incredibly visionary considering it was written before the Internet.

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One of the best books ever written, in any genre. Head-exploding. Not much of a review but that's all there is to it. You might read "Burning Chrome" first to see if you like Gibson's style. If you like that, you will love this.

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A truly interesting classic type of sci-fi genre read. Very complicated and strange, entertaining all the way through.

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My all-time favrite book ever, bar none.

Review: Neuromancer (Sprawl #1)

User Review  - Siobhan Ortiz - Goodreads

In short, the author seems to think that using lots of book-specific jargon is a good replacement for descriptive writing. I was left with only a vague understanding of a futuristic, cyber world ... Read full review

Review: Neuromancer (Sprawl #1)

User Review  - Jon - Goodreads

First, let me say I understand why this book is Important, capital I. It spawned a genre, it was groundbreaking, yada yada yada, but I hated it. Just hated it. Briefly, it was a clusterfuck of style ... Read full review

Review: Neuromancer (Sprawl #1)

User Review  - Brendan - Goodreads

This book is (justly) famous because it marks the beginning of "cyberpunk," and its become something of a cliche to say that Gibson's description of the future is "prescient." And I think these things ... Read full review

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