Neuromancer is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future. In the year 2084, computer hacking is big business in a borderless virtual world where millions enjoy “cyberspace” adventures on their personal “deck”—the black market of cyberspace run by the Barrow Boys. Deckers use their wits to solve problems and take risks they cannot afford on their turf. But when the dangerous game of “simulation” goes viral, it may threaten not only the way humanity lives but also itself.
Take an inside look at the creation of one of the most influential and groundbreaking works in modern literature. Hailed as one of the greatest science fiction novels ever written, William Gibson’s seminal novel has helped define our century with its iconoclastic vision of a near dystopian future that’s now more potent than ever. Now available in a standard edition, this edition features a new introduction by author Patrick Wensink and additional excerpts from an unpublished 2002 lecture by Gibson.
The wildly inventive Neuromancer, by one of our generation’s most influential novelists, is a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future. William Gibson has woven together three distinct worlds—the near future, the far end, and cyberspace—to create a narrative tour de force.
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Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.
The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus hallucination, representing every byte of data in cyberspace…
Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data thief in the business until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now, a new and mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target is an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence that is orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire fiction genre.
The winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—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.