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Neuromancer
by William Gibson | Science Fiction & Fantasy
Registered by Overwatch of South Lyon, Michigan USA on 4/22/2006
Average 10 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Overwatch from South Lyon, Michigan USA on Saturday, April 22, 2006

10 out of 10

I first read Neuromancer in 1984, and it remained my favorite novel for 20 years. Writen by the Gomi no Sensei William Gibson, the father of the cyberpunk movement, and the coiner of the term Cyberspace. Neuromancer has won the Hugo, Nebula, Philip K Dick, and Memorial Awards. And deservedly so. Neuroamncer spins the concepts of mega-corporations, genetic engineering, virtual reality, hacking, artificial intelligence, cybernetics, and the street together into a cohesive whole. And it was before these various concepts were adressed in mainstream culture. In fact Neuromancer, BROUGHT these concepts into mainstream culture. It spawned an entire genre, but more than that, lit the fires under a gerneration of programers, engineers, and scientists.

Nueromancer is the story of Case, a computer hacker in the virtual reality global Matrix, who was forcibly burned out of his stock and trade and now makes his life on the streets. He's recruited by a mysterious man, and a beautiful and deadly woman named Molly for one last job in exchange for his life back. Case and Molly travel from the streets of Japan, to Tunisia, to a city sprawl that spans from boston to atlanta, and even up the gravity well to a space station or two. They encounter AIs, vat grown killers, techno-illusions, gene modded street gangs, megacorps, the megarich aristocracy, and enough other elements to make your head spin.

Gibson's prose is electric, all smoke and chrome and flcikering neon. Shades of Ballard, and Pynchon, and hard boiled dime novels. Although the book is now some what dated, It remains one of the foremost works of science fiction ever written. Please take the time to give this one a try. I give it the highest possible recommendation. 


Journal Entry 2 by wingAnonymousFinderwing on Monday, August 14, 2006

10 out of 10

awesome!

CAUGHT IN ANN ARBOR MI U.S.A. 


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