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Gibson shaped a world and cast of characters that could have easily filled neromante page epic, but Gibson instead chose a restrained, tight, slightly confusing, page romp.

William Gibson: the man who saw tomorrow

He used a typewriter to write a book that predicted the internet, virtual reality, hacking, and all the nonsense we’re embroiled in now and some stuff we’re still waiting for. Set in the future, the novel follows Henry Case, a washed-up computer hackerwho is hired by the mysterious master criminal Armitage and the equally mysterious mercenary cyborg Molly Millions for one last job: As I was contemplating how to write the review for this novel, I kept thinking that the exposition is best described as impressionistic.


He did write the best X-Files episode, though: However, nneuromante taken as a whole, Neuromancer provided an interesting, complicated, and challenging read that I won’t soon forget. I don’t really think of neuromantf as a hard science-fiction kind of person. Without having read it myself, I could already feel the ghost of its shape passed down through a dozen other novels.


Dallowaythe punctuations and the quotation marks are all in place. She literally neurojante up every scene she is in. That’s how I feel about some of the performance art I saw in my art school days. The seeds of destruction weren’t hard to see. View all 14 comments. And it is with a consideration of context, that the importance and value of Neuromancer can be judged.

Neuromante by Gibson, William

Mar 01, E. Strapped to a bed in a Memphis hotel, his talent burning out micron by micron, he hallucinated for thirty hours. 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 Wow.

Whereas all those other writers bring their own interpretation and additions to cyberpunk, this is the source — the headspring – and it tastes good! I cannot give any more than that. Surely no more than Neuromancer Review 1 3 Mar 21, Like Gibson’s work, it shows us the present by imagining a hyper-real near future. See this thread for more information.


Gibson utterly fails at making any of the characters or settings come to life. I may have been confused about precisely what was happening in each moment, but I could feel the mood of this novel so thoroughly: Yeah, I could talk about that. When Molly encountered him, he had raped?

I may not speak Italian, but I can feel the emotion nonetheless. They turn out to be right, of course.

Citizen Kane is considered by many to be the greatest movie ever made. If Neuromancer looks neurokante the future through a high-powered telescope, Pattern Recognition has its face pressed right up to the glass. Armitage’s personality starts to disintegrate and revert to the Corto personality as he relives Screaming Fist. But much of this book was impenetrable to me. View all 10 comments. Tangent Short Fiction Review.