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Increased dependance on technology, increased detachment among individuals and a blurring of lines between nations. She’s also not a caricature of a ‘kickass babe. Thanks for telling us about the problem. To allow you time to stop A bit of an embarrassment on the canon’s part, really. I also liked how he was living this numb, zombie-like, drug-fueled life until this man came and gave his life a purpose again. In Mayreports emerged that a film was in the works, with Joseph Kahn director of Torque in line to direct and Milla Jovovich in the lead role.

It’s as if, when presented by any reasonably attractive female who is offering to fuck him, he is quite unable to say ‘no. Think of visiting a foreign country, where you barely know the language and none of the cultural mores; you just have to listen to what people say very closely to follow the subject matter. The title, “Neuromancer”, is also one of my all-time favourites titles. I can read academic articles.

Without having read it myself, I could already feel the ghost of its shape passed down through a dozen other novels. At least, not ones you’d recognize as such.

Neuromante by Gibson, William

Retrieved Neuromanfe 13, His prose is slick and jagged like a serrated knife; beautiful, breezy and hard-edged. 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.


His ability to describe things in succinct, exciting, sexy ways is almost certainly the reason we owe him for words like ‘cyberspace’.

Case jumps at the chance to regain his life as a “console cowboy,” but neither Case nor Molly knows what Armitage is really planning. And when I did glean a bit of the narrative it just seemed to have been too much like hard work to get there. Written init has done nothing to date itself and still feels fresh and new and possible, even now.

Anyway, the novel was wonderful. Archived from the original on I think he stole plot elements from his earlier work He also wrote a script for Alien 3, which I have never read, but can state with certainty was better than the one they chose to film.

Contextually, Citizen Kane is one of the most influential movies ever made.

The theme is comic-book party on uppers with insipid guests to boot. His verse is color of gunmetal and electricity and the texture of anger spilling on a meadow of dashed hope and unearned rewards.

He’s just an amazing guy and my heart was melting all over the place. This is an unemotional and fairly uninteresting book with uninteresting characters. Unlike most crime thrillers and many works of speculative fiction, Neuromancer is interested in a whole lot more that plot development.

But the dreams came on in the Japanese night like livewire voodoo, and he’d cry for it, cry in his sleep, and wake alone in the dark, curled in his capsule in some coffin neuromannte, his hands clawed into the bedslab, temperfoam bunched between his fingers, trying to reach the neuromwnte that wasn’t there. Or to put it more simply, Gibson wrote an actual story, as opposed to a giant warning full of metaphors. It’ll probably make more sense. Since his involuntary exile from the matrix, Case has become self-destructive and suicidal and is hell bent on shuffling off this mortal coil but is unwilling or unable to accomplish the task himself.


I’ll be reading the follow ups at some point. The job of course turns out to be difficult neurromante deadly, involving AIs, a space habitat, the Turing Police, killer robots, VR and even a ninja! Views Read Edit View history.

He uses a lot of slang and concepts that you just have to figure out as you …more Yes, it is. His next novel, The Peripheral, will be the first he has set in the far future.

Ashpool intermittently awakes from his cryogenic death-sleep, and the child 3Jane perceives Wintermute as a neurkmante whispering in her ear. You’re not likely to find stabbings that are “silicon quick” or sex and violence described in such vibrant neon hues anywhere else.

William Gibson: the man who saw tomorrow

I don’t really think of myself as a hard science-fiction kind of person. Way Station by Clifford D.

So with plenty of help at hand there is no reason why you should not read this book if you are interested. He’s givson only living writer who was one of my favourites when I was 13 and is still one of my favourites.