William Gibson / Feb 21, 2020

Neuromancer 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

  • Title: Neuromancer
  • Author: William Gibson
  • ISBN: 9780425120163
  • Page: 208
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 employers crippled his nervous system But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last chance run The target an unthinkably powerful artificiaThe 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 employers 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.

    Neuromancer William Gibson Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century s most potent visions of the future Case was the sharpest data thief in the matrix until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Neuromancer by William Gibson, Paperback Barnes Noble Neuromancer is the multiple award winning novel that launched the astonishing career of William Gibson The first fully realized glimpse of humankind s digital future, it is a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about our technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations. Neuromancer Summary Cultural Impact Britannica Neuromancer, novel by William Gibson that launched the cyberpunk movement within the science fiction literary genre.The novel, a fast paced, gritty, Raymond Chandler esque meditation on a computing fueled dystopia of the near future, had an impact on many of its readers much like that of Jack Kerouac s On the Road on the hipster bohemian counterculture of the s and s. Neuromancer Directed by Tim Miller Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway, jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills Then he double crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by Neuromancer Audiobook by William Gibson Audible Neal Stephenson is a blazing new force on the sci fi scene With the groundbreaking cyberpunk novel Snow Crash, he has vaulted onto the literary stage.It weaves virtual reality, Sumerian myth, and just about everything in between with a cool, hip cybersensibility in short, it Neuromancer Summary Shmoop Neuromancer book summary chapter summaries of Neuromancer novel Henry Dorsett Case is having a rough day Once upon a time, he was a talented console cowboy computer hacker. Neuromancer Sprawl Trilogy eBook William Neuromancer Sprawl Trilogy Kindle edition by William Gibson Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Neuromancer Sprawl Trilogy. Neuromancer William Gibson Wiki FANDOM powered by Wikia Neuromancer is a novel by William Gibson, a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and the first winner of the science fiction triple crown the Nebula Award, the Philip K Dick Award, and the Hugo Award It was Gibson s debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy The novel tells Neuromancer video game Neuromancer is an adventure video game developed by Interplay Productions and published by Mediagenic a brand name that Activision was also known by It was released in for the Amiga, Apple II, Apple IIGS, Commodore , and MS DOS.It was loosely based on William Gibson s novel of the same name and set within both the fictional real world and the extensively realized and

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        Librarian Note There is than one author in the database with this name See this thread for information.William Ford Gibson is an American Canadian writer who has been called the father of the cyberpunk subgenre of science fiction, having coined the term cyberspace in 1982 and popularized it in his first novel, Neuromancer 1984 , which has sold than 6.5 million copies worldwide.While his early writing took the form of short stories, Gibson has since written nine critically acclaimed novels one in collaboration , contributed articles to several major publications, and has collaborated extensively with performance artists, filmmakers and musicians His thought has been cited as an influence on science fiction authors, academia, cyberculture, and technology William Gibson 2007, October 17 In , The Free Encyclopedia Retrieved 20 30, October 19, 2007, from enpedia w indexp t


    1. Eureka!Hallelujah!I've had a wondrous epiphany!I finally get itI have seen the light and understanding has dawned. Gibson’s manifest brilliance has revealed itself to me and I am left humbled and quivering in AWE. After a rocky, tumultuous courtship that oscillated between respect and frustration through my first two readings of Neuromancer, number 3 became the CHARMing, rapturous awakening into a hopelessly devoted, head over heals love affair that I’m confident will last a lifetime. Now, w [...]

    2. Wow. This is a wild ride. If you like Philip K. Dick’s writing and wondered what would happen if you extended his vision into the not too distant future, if you liked Bladerunner, if you liked The Matrix and even if you like all the film and fiction that has made an attempt to be any of the above, you will love Neuromancer.William Gibson said that while writing Neuromancer he went to see the Ridley Scott film Bladerunner and thought that his ideas for the book were hopelessly lost, that everyo [...]

    3. Adapted from ISawLightningFallThe first time I tried to read Neuromancer, I stopped around page 25.I was about 15 years old and I’d heard it was a classic, a must-read from 1984. So I picked it up and I plowed through the first chapter, scratching my head the whole time. Then I shoved it onto my bookshelf, where it was quickly forgotten. It was a dense, multilayered read, requiring more effort than a hormone-addled adolescent wanted to give. But few years later, I pulled the book down and gave [...]

    4. A lozenge is a shape. Like a cube, or a triangle, or a sphere. I know that every time he types it, you are going to imagine a cough drop flying serenely by, but it's a shape. It's from heraldry for god's sake. You may want to look up some synonyms to insert for yourself when he uses it, here are a few: diamond, rhombus, mascle. Now that the greatest obstacle in Gibson's vocabulary has been dealt with, I can tell you that he writes in one of the finest voices of any Science Fiction author. His ab [...]

    5. For well over 20 years, I have seen copies of William Gibson’s “Neuromancer” on the Sci-Fi/Fantasy shelves of nearly every bookstore I have gone into. I recently decided to pick up a copy and read it. I figured a book that’s been continuously in print for over twenty years and is considered a ground-breaking work in Science Fiction had to be good. I figured wrong. “Neuromancer” is a very convoluted novel. It jumps from local to local and situation to situation in a very jerky way. To [...]

    6. Context. Sometimes the key to understanding something is context. And never is that more the case than with the book Neuromancer. Neuromancer is a very famous, genre creating/changing book, winner of many awards. I’m reading Neuromancer for the first time; while not quite done, I find the story to be decent and the writing to be ok. As just a book that I am reading, I would call it fair. But that is an evaluation without context.Under what context does my evaluation change? Well, one of the fi [...]

    7. I was watching Jeopardy a few weeks ago when I first heard of Gibson (Technology for 200: “I coined the term ‘cyberspace’”) and the next morning on my commute to work I heard another allusion to the Canadian author on NPR. A few days later, someone recommended I read Neuromancer so seeing as the stars were seemingly aligning to place a Gibson novel at the top of my ‘to-read’ list, I went out and bought this novel. I am glad I did. Not only did it remind me that I needed to read more [...]

    8. Wow. What a terrible book.First, let me just say that I read for entertainment value. Anything else that happens is gravy. That being said- the biggest reason this book is so awful is that Gibson's characters are completely hollow. Gibson makes it up as he goes along. He'll introduce a character, barely describe him and then 10 chapters later toss in another description. As if to say "Oh, yeah did I mention his hands were chainsaws? Yeah, they were totally chainsaws. Cool right?"The reason this [...]

    9. I am going to have to admit that I was utterly confused by the majority of this book. I mean,“His eyes were eggs of unstable crystal, vibrating with a frequency whose name was rain and the sound of trains, suddenly sprouting a humming forest of hair-fine glass spines.”How’s that again? Eggs…of humming rainforest glass? No? Normally I would read a sentence like that and just throw in the towel. But for all its trippy, surreal, dense prose, this book still manages to convey so much. Readin [...]

    10. Rating: 4* of fiveThe Publisher Says: 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 employers 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. [...]

    11. A bit of an embarrassment on the canon's part, really. This one's "a landmark novel" that was actually ripped off by thousands of other sci-fi endeavors afterwards, like a chunk of meat devoured by the ever-hungry idea-challenged.And it has explosive sentences with new and often-inexplicable lingo that ends making one feel alienated by the entire lit. crowd, this being a perennial favorite of theirs. It is a messy concoction thats too cool to let you ever, well, absorb. To allow you time to stop [...]

    12. True Confessions1. I am a nerd. (I know this is a shocking revelation from someone who spends most of her free time reading and writing book reviews for pleasure).My overall personality, compounded by my sheltered religious background (as in, I spent most of my life going to school, marrying and having kids early, and being a homemaker with periodic stints in the workplace), makes it difficult for me to relate to characters who frequent bars, regularly use drugs, sleep around, and pepper their [...]

    13. Neuromancer is a most peculiar novel that deserves a peculiar review. So,THREE PEOPLE WHO WILL (PROBABLY) NOT LIKE Neuromancer AND THREE PEOPLE WHO (PROBABLY) WILL :THREE PEOPLE WHO WILL (PROBABLY) NOT LIKE Neuromancer1. The Reader With Delicate Sensibilities Does swearing, violence, lots of sex, and drug use sends a shiver of disgust down your spine? Then this is likely not the book for you. Though it rarely veered into territory that made me uncomfortable, Neuromancer refuses to be censored an [...]

    14. Θεωρείται ως το βιβλίο που ενέπνευσε το matrix, και να φανταστείτε ότι γράφτηκε το 1985 που δεν υπήρχε καν ίντερνετ (πόσο μάλλον όλες οι υπόλοιπες εφαρμογές). Μπροστά από την εποχή του και απόλυτα σύγχρονο σήμερα, θα μου άρεσε πολύ να το δω και στον κινηματογράφο (ή την τηλεόραση). [...]

    15. This is my third reading of Neuromancer, the first time was while in my teens decades ago, I hated it then and was not able to read more than 50 pages. The second time was around five years ago, I liked it better then but still found much of it inaccessible. This third reading was inspired byThe Three-Body Problem which is only partially a cyberpunk book. I keep coming back to this problematic book not because I love it, but because the story and its iconic status interests me and I really want [...]

    16. the following is a Reverse Exquisite Corpse Review, brought to you by the good folks at Sci Fi Aficionados._____________________I first read Neuromancer about 20 years ago. Writing with strokes instead of details is an interesting way to describe Gibson's writing. That's how I feel about some of the performance art I saw in my art school days. The strokes were far too numerous. I found it impossible to tell what was detail, what was colour, what was clue. I get bored with things being laid out t [...]

    17. To Call Up a Demon, You Must Learn Its NameAs punishment for a business indiscretion, Case, who lives for the "bodily exultation of cyberspace" (one of many neologisms first used in "Neuromancer"), is injected with a wartime Russian mycotoxin and hallucinates for 30 hours, only to suffer damage that is "minute, subtle and utterly effective". He falls into a "prison of his own flesh". After some fringe medical treatment in Siberia reinvents him, he emerges debt-ridden and physically compromised, [...]

    18. This book should be so covered in shiny, spangly stars to indicate all the sci-fi awards it has received that the cover should look like the milky way and possibly be shinier and brighter than the sun. I just had the plain old paper back version with no spangles. Very sad. I like a nice bit of shiny. Any goodreaders who have already perused my shelves will note that I am not someone who has read a great deal of science fiction. Is this a glaring oversight on my part? Hmm maybe. I was persuaded t [...]

    19. Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma: which reading list to follow it up with? Variety is the spice of life, so I’ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously. This book falls into my HUGO WINNERS list.This is the reading list that follows the old adage, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it". 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-1980 winners, I'll follow up wit [...]

    20. This book is one of the relatively few 5-Star books I can rate. On a scale of 1 to 5, one means stay away from this book. Five is something that changes your life after you read it. Gibson's Neuromancer is a definite five.Neuromancer is the story of a burned-out hacker named Case. Having performed the one unforgivable crime of his shadowy business - stealing from his employer - he has literally been burned out. A Russian mycotoxin has destroyed his nervous sytem so accutely that he is no longer [...]

    21. In hindsight, it seems that Neuromancer was a triumph of style over substance, a fact which might go some ways in explaining its enduring relevance as an ur-text of modern (science) fiction: that particular quality serving in meta, perhaps paradoxical fashion by both establishing a trend that was to become progressively more discernible while yet commenting on what was and, more impressively, that which would prevalently come to be. At the time I read this, though, such artsy-fartsy pondering wa [...]

    22. [3.5*]Αν κρίνω το βιβλίο καθαρά με όρους και συνθήκες του 2017,θα το έλεγα-μάλλον-ξεπερασμένο.Αν το κρίνω,όμως,με κριτήρια της εποχής που γράφτηκε και μιλήσω για τη γενικότερη σημασία του,τότε είναι ένα ενδιαφέρον,φουτουριστικό μυθιστόρημα που μιλούσε για έναν επερχόμενο κόσμο [...]

    23. I am glad I decided to try this book after being sorely disappointed by Neal Stephenson's 'Snow Crash'. This is definitely in a different league and a much better book. True the prose is quite dense to start with and sometimes you are not very sure of what is happening for a few paragraphs, but I accept this as one of the writer's techniques to make us feel disorientated, and it is well in keeping with the themes the book explores. The story becomes much clearer towards the end anyway, and it ha [...]

    24. NO SPOILERSThis is one of the most beautifully written books I have ever had the pleasure of reading. Gibson has a real gift.Think of Blade Runner - the movie with Harrison Ford. This book has the same kind of slick, urban, grimy, futuristic feel to it. It has aged wonderfully. Written in 1983, it has done nothing to date itself and still feels fresh and new and possible, even now.Case is a hacker, it's what he lives for - being jacked in and connected to the matrix. But he loses that ability wh [...]

    25. The book that launched the whole cyberpunk genre well of course it's brilliant. If you like SF at all, put this on your must-read list.

    26. 4.5 starsORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literaturedio versionHenry Dorsett Case is a washed up computer hacker. He used to be one of the best, traveling cyberspace and sneaking through computer defenses, stealing money and information for his employers. But after he got greedy and embezzled some money, his employers damaged his brain so he can’t jack into cyberspace anymore. He spent the stolen money trying to get his ability back, but it didn’t work, and now he’s suicidal and wandering the [...]

    27. ortExcuse me; I just woke up. I've been essentially asleep since first picking this book up a few days ago. I had to keep smacking myself to stay awake.Cyberpunk. The matrix. Jacking in. Flipping. And on and on.The cover of my book blurbs Washington Post, which uses words like "kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy." You lie, Washington Post. There's none of that here. There is no flash.This is a story about drugs and computers and awkwardly phrased sex. (The sex itself isn't awkward, but it's writt [...]

    28. The thing is I just didn’t get it. I like my SF near future and close enough to present day reality for me to be able to translate what we do now into what we’re supposed to be doing (or able to do) in the future. If it’s too wild, or just too big a leap, my mind doesn’t seem to allow me to make the jump. Then there’s the language thing. The use of a new vocabulary left me befuddled and confused. I just didn’t know what was going on most of the time. And when I did glean a bit of the [...]

    29. This is a book that, if you are approaching it for the first time, suffers from having been imitated so much that it seems derivative of its own successors. Neuromancer was genre-defining and it blew a million little geeky minds back in the day, but reading it in 2012, I failed to be enthralled by the goshwow factor. 'Cyberspace' is mainstream now, and stripped away of the novelty that made fans back in 1984 say "This is so fucking cool!" the book is kind of a techy-tech high concept thrill ride [...]

    30. A mind-bender of a read. It has all the elements of a top rate science fiction and a post-industrial dystopian novel. First published in 1984, it was ahead of its time. It coined the term "cyberspace" which Gibson, long before the internet and other virtual technologies were integrated into everyday life, described as "a three-dimensional representation of computer data through which users communicate and do business, alongside a whole host of more dubious activities." In fact, this book said to [...]

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