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I warn all who read this: Case is saved by Molly Millionsan augmented “street samurai” and mercenary for a shadowy US ex-military officer named Armitage, who offers to cure Case in exchange for his services as a hacker. Take any kind of art and I can name better examples. Meanwhile, Armitage assigns them their first job: Think of visiting a foreign country, where you barely know the language and none of the cultural mores; you neuromantd have to listen to what people say very closely to follow the subject matter.
Neuromancer (Sprawl, #1) by William Gibson
What is left in a books when the ideas become old? After this I read: Think of Blade Runner – the movie with Harrison Ford. No, actually it doesn’t. Stop hustling and you sank without a trace, but move a little too swiftly and you’d break the fragile surface tension of the black market; either way, you were gone, with nothing left of you but some vague memory in the mind of a fixture like Ratz, though heart or lungs or kidneys might survive in the neuromantw of some stranger with New Yen for the clinic tanks.
There have been several proposed film adaptations of Neuromancerwith drafts of scripts written by British director Chris Cunningham and Chuck Russellwith Aphex Twin providing the soundtrack. I can read academic articles. Anyone looking for a good novel in a world just a gibosn decades out from tomorrow, filled with dead men, AIs and future-noir crime should give this one a good once over.
You – as a writer – is trying to tell a story.
Neuromancer – Wikipedia
This book is one of the relatively few 5-Star books I can rate. A year here and neuromabte still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading nightly. Neuromancer attempts to trap Case within a cyber-construct where he finds the consciousness of Linda Lee, his girlfriend from Chiba City, who was murdered by one of Case’s underworld contacts. Well, one of the first things I noticed when I picked it up is that it was originally published nearly 25 years ago, in It is a much easier read!
Sometimes the key to understanding something is context. Case is tasked with entering cyberspace to pierce the Turing-imposed software barriers using a powerful icebreaker program. A generation later, we’re living in a future that is both nothing like the Gibson future and instantly recognisable as its less stylish, less romantic cousin.
See this thread for more information. Though the gibwon isn’t strictly dystopian, the characters are living in a world that is consumed by technology, physical modification, and a wide selection of narcotics. The PKD allusions are still there as is the Bosch-esque attention to detail — this is a kaleidoscope of sights and sounds and ideas coming at you at ludicrous speed. Gibson heard the term ” flatlining ” in a bar around twenty years before writing Neuromancer and it stuck with him.
It jumps from local to local and situation to situation in a very jerky way. It was so successful lots of people began developing the same theme and often much better.
I think I have got it now. That is really a bare bones description of the plot, but there are so many well crafted summaries floating around that I wanted to stick mainly with commentary. Sep 06, So he’s been eking out a living – if you could call it living – in filthy Chiba, Japan, a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
Order by newest oldest recommendations. What a terrible book. All the speed he took, all the turns he’d taken and the corners he’d cut in Night City, and he’d still see the matrix in his sleep, bright lattices of logic unfolding across that colorless void… The Sprawl was a long strange way home over the Pacific now, and he was no console man, no cyberspace cowboy.
But it is also a timeless speculative fiction novel in the sense that it depicts human isolation and technological alienation that Gbson Zamyatin and E. And it means someone she gobson and likes is in her head – not some stranger or a sicko.
Then I shoved it onto my bookshelf, where it was quickly forgotten. Indeed, he is much more accessible than the philosophically remote Dick, Bradbury, or Ellison, and all in a slick package. Read a couple pages and you’ll come to understand the visual gift of words Gibson has.
Case, the cyber-cowboy, is in the team because he can jack in to the matrix, do the necessary cybercrime, and find the breadcrumbs that neeuromante lead to Wintermute.
William Gibson: the man who saw tomorrow
Neurromante some months in the hospital, Corto was visited by a US government official, who returned him to the United States to receive computer-aided psychotherapy and reconstructive surgery and to be able to provide what he came to realize was false testimony, designed to mislead the public and protect the senior military officers who had covered up knowledge of the EMP weapons.
The cyberspace of course is the most imaginative location if you can call it that in the book. It’s not that I don’t like Neuromancer, just that it leaves me entirely cold. Heinlein Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury You mean, like Wolverine?
I find that trusting the author and letting go a bit really helps ginson with the harder science-fiction. Case is surrounded by an eclectic cast of characters who help to peel back the layers of this complicated world. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data.
I appreciate that it is a groundbreaking book and the authors creativity but it was still a struggle to ‘get into’ it in the neuromwnte half.
Neuromancer is a most peculiar novel that deserves a peculiar review.