Nov 26, 2022
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Neuromancer Best Read || [William Gibson], Neuromancer, William Gibson, Neuromancer Multiple award winning author Gibson provides a new Introduction to this special th anniversary edition of the most important and influential science fiction novel of the last two decades the masterpiece that coined the term cyberpunk and eased the way into the modern information age Neuromancer Best Read || [William Gibson] - Neuromancer, Neuromancer Multiple award winning author Gibson provides a new Introduction to this special th anniversary edition of the most important and influential science fiction novel of the last two decades the master

  • Title: Neuromancer
  • Author: William Gibson
  • ISBN: 9780441569571
  • Page: 138
  • Format: Ebook
Neuromancer Best Read || [William Gibson], Neuromancer, William Gibson, Neuromancer Multiple award winning author Gibson provides a new Introduction to this special th anniversary edition of the most important and influential science fiction novel of the last two decades the masterpiece that coined the term cyberpunk and eased the way into the modern information age

Neuromancer Best Read || [William Gibson] - Neuromancer, Neuromancer Multiple award winning author Gibson provides a new Introduction to this special th anniversary edition of the most important and influential science fiction novel of the last two decades the master


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, with the [...]


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 everyone wo [...]


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 effort than a hormone addled adolescent wanted to give But few years later, I pulled the book down and gave it anothe [...]

J.G. Keely

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 ability t [...]


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 add to the confusion, [...]

This Is Not The Michael You're Looking For

Context Sometimes the key to understanding something is context And never is that 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 first things I n [...]


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 sci fi from time to time, bu [...]


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 is such a h [...]


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 Reading it feels a lo [...]

Richard Derus

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 With a dead [...]


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 an sm [...]


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 dialog [...]

Matthew Quann

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 and depicts a [...]


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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 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 to get [...]

mark monday

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 to me, [...]

Ian "Marvin" Graye

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, a secondary [...]


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 to read [...]


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 with pre 198 [...]


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 able to m [...]


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 discernible while yet commenting on what was and, impressively, that which would prevalently come to be At the time I read this, though, such artsy fartsy pondering was the furthe [...]


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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 has a g [...]


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 when he tri [...]


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.


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 any He spent the stolen money trying to get his ability back, but it didn t work, and now he s suicidal and wandering the squalid stree [...]


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 written awkwardly, [...]

Andrew Smith

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 narrative it just s [...]


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 with c [...]

K.D. Absolutely

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 dubious activities In fact, this book said to have inspir [...]

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