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It missed the point entirely. Increased dependance on technology, increased detachment among individuals and a blurring of lines between nations.

Does this explain anything, or does it make it more confusing? They damaged his nervous system with a wartime Russian mycotoxin. It recalled my high school days of first watching Ghost in the Shellor Bladerunner or even Cowboy Bebop.

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They didn’t make too big a deal out of her past, and I liked that. Yet part of the appeal of this novel is a culture that has been rapidly altered by technology, one that is not so unlike our own present. What was going on in this time that made such talented artists as Ridley Scott and John Carpenter also envision such a world?

And he writes with next to no exposition. He’s 24 and he’s an old man – his life is basically over. Sandstorms raged across the scoured floor of his skull, generating waves of high thin static that broke behind his eyes, spheres of purest crystal, expanding Strapped to a bed in a Memphis hotel, his talent burning out micron by micron, he hallucinated for thirty hours.

I loved reading the Locus Sci-Fi Award winners so I’m going to crack on with the Hugo winners next but only the post winners, I’ll follow up with Following the resounding success of my Locus QuestI faced a dilemma: Not to say a man can’t write a woman well – but I really wanted to enjoy every minute of this book and I didn’t want to see Gibson screw it up.


If he can persuade me, a curmudgeonly old man with more books nfuromante he will ever have time to read Glbson, to revisit a book long ago dismissed however incorrectly and unjustlyI shudder to think what he can do to you.

Not only are characters raised from the neuroante by a number of fictional magicians, but also various genres are “raised from the dead” by the very real magician of magicians—Gibson himself. Riviera was working for Armitage, who is actually Colonel Corto, who was actually brainwashed into thinking he’s Armitage by Wintermute, whose main purpose was to connect with its counterpart, Neuromancer, to become whole. Molly makes her attraction to Case obvious and she chooses to have sex with him at the earliest opportunity.

No Maps for These Territories Documentary. I can read academic articles.

I was persuaded to read Neuromancer because it is one of the books to read before you die and therefore is probably worth a punt, although that said, some of neuromahte books on that list are god-awful Kathy Acker’s Blood and Guts in High School being a case in point but no pain no gain and it all feeds into my OCD book list reading so whatever. December Neuromancer 11 20 Oct 04, It also had a touch of The Magnificent Seven about it.

Also, you will find the origins of many band names the title of part 4 is The Straylight Run to name one and other film names if you shit your pants as a kid ginson Event Horizon you will find its titles origin near the end of the novel. View all 25 comments. Gibson wrote about stuff that wasn’t really written about in the early-to-mid 80s, so there’s that.

Books by William Gibson. It’s from heraldry for god’s sake. The vision was not perfect, though. Gibson’s Neuromancer is a definite five. I just saw them for what they are: This one is debatable. Night City was like a deranged experiment in social Darwinism, designed by a bored researcher who kept one thumb permanently on the fast-forward button.

Ex-hacker and junkie Henry Dorsett Case is recruited by gibsin mysterious sexy badass woman called Molly Millions on behalf of an even more mysterious man called Armitage to do some unspecified hacking for him. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data.

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So I picked it neueomante and I plowed through the first chapter, scratching my head the whole time. But cyberspace, said he to the people he talks to in it, that was a big miss. And Call Me Conrad aka: What once seemed impossibly futuristic jeuromante now eerily familiar. I know that every time he types it, you are going to imagine a cough drop flying serenely by, but it’s a shape. I like a nice bit of shiny.

Archived from the original PDF on July 6, Things that you might find deviant in this novel are presented as perfectly acceptable within the confines of Gibson’s future. His musical style makes Gibson a prominent prose writer, tied with American authors such as Philip K. He falls into a “prison of his own flesh”.

And he coined the term cyberpunk. The world may not be described in terms that we all understand, but it surely captures the feeling of living in an extremely strange future.


gibsno There is no flash. Yeah, I could talk about that. Anyone looking for a good novel in a world just a few decades out from tomorrow, filled with dead men, AIs and future-noir crime should give this one a good once over.

The seminal work of cyberpunk, the novel was published in as a mass-market paperback original. Having performed the one unforgivable crime of his shadowy business – stealing from his employer – he has literally been burned out. I never finished the book, because writing this review was more fun see 1 above.

Eggs…of humming rainforest glass? I also really appreciate Gibson not trying to write from a female perspective ever in this book.