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... show more
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.
Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: July 1st 1984
Publisher: Ace Books
Pages no: 271
Edition language: English
Series: Sprawl (#1)
This was the book that put cyberpunk on the map, taking a Blade Runner dystopian future and filling it with cyber-jockies and street samurai.Case had been one of the best at his job, until he tried to fence some of the data for his own profit. After the original customers worked him over, he can't w...
Mieliście kiedyś tak, że po lekturze nie wiecie co o niej powiedzieć? No bo w sumie to przeczytałem, i było fajnie ale jak przychodzi czas, aby przedstawić swoje zdanie, to nagle pustka w głowie. Mam tak niezwykle rzadko, ale właśnie to mi się przytrafiło. "Neuromancer" to książka z gatunku sci-fi...
The work has merit, but I found it to be a dull read. Too much technopunk fantasy wankage. It did age well, however.
This was the first cyberpunk novel I ever read, and I fell in love with the genre instantly. The writing is amazing, starting with the first paragraph and going right to the end. He took story telling to an entirely new level and created a genre at the same time (sure, there were a few before him,...
Neuromancer was the first masterpiece of cyberpunk. It invented the Matrix, and coined the term 'cyberspace'. Unfortunately, I kind of hated reading it. The novel, by William Gibson, follows the exploits of a cyber-cowboy by the name of Case. Cut-off from his life as a super-hacker by a vengeful e...