Neuromancer

Paperback, 271 pages

English language

Published Nov. 20, 1986 by Berkley Publishing Group.

ISBN:
978-0-441-56959-5
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4 stars (43 reviews)

The first of William Gibson's Sprawl trilogy, Neuromancer is the classic cyberpunk novel. 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.

Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees 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 man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, …

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Debe leerse con gran disposición

3 stars

Uno de los libros que me ha resultado más difícil de comentar/calificar... Por un lado, me parece admirable la forma en que Gibson se adelanta a su tiempo de maneras que muy pocos se atrevieron y muchos menos consiguieron convertir casi en "profecías". Por otro lado, la narrativa es difícil de seguir... No por compleja, quizás es un asunto de gusto personal o del momento de mi vida en que lo leí, pero me costó conectar emocionalmente con los personajes. Me lo apunto como un libro al que le debo una segunda lectura, con una disposición diferente de mi parte.

razorgirl is my gender now

5 stars

I wanted a happy ending for the characters but I guess it fits more that it wasn’t. Aesthetically it’s a master piece, it's everything I love about cyberpunk. It's a classic for a reason.

Also yea I absolutely try to look like a razorgirl any chance I get.

reviewed Neuromancer by William Gibson

Desert Island Pulp Sci-fi

5 stars

Anyone wanting to argue than Neuromancer has aged like either milk or wine will readily find all the examples they could want to make their case; but the depiction of the consensual hallucination in Neuromancer still reads like a more futuristic network and virtual reality technology than anything we have today.

The words visionary and iconic get thrown around by hypebeasts and idiots to the point they're a debased and inflated currency, but describing Neuromancer without them is telling lies of omission. Parts of Neuromancer still describe a vision of what may yet come (and a far from idealised vision at that).

For anyone who hasn't read it, expect it to make less sense on your first reading than the second. Some things seem overly detailed but on rereading the same ink on the same pages somehow has written different words leaving me a completely different impression second time around. …

Bible cyberpunku

4 stars

Neuromancer je dnes již klasické dílo, které před lety utvářelo jeden celý nový žánr. Jeho myšlenky byly a jsou nadčasové, forma zpracování je pro mě však obtížně stravitelná. Na čtení náročné dílo, které rozhodně nepovažuji jen za sci-fi oddychovku. Musel jsem mnohdy listovat zpět, abych našel někde zatoulanou nit. Pokud se však člověk úspěšně popere s formou, bude odměněn pozoruhodnou autorovou fantasií, která dnes již pomalu začíná prostupovat i dnešní realitou.

Review of 'Neuromancer (Remembering Tomorrow)' on 'Storygraph'

4 stars

I thought I'd read this before, but remember nothing. Which is surprising, because it was really freak'n cool. From the very first line, it's all so dang evocative. I had to re-read so much of it to savour each description. But also had to re-read a lot because I only read a page or two at a time, and I got lost a lot returning to it, because everything moved so fast. But hot dang, I see why it's a classic.

Review of 'Neuromancer' on 'Goodreads'

2 stars

I couldn’t get past the first couple of chapters. Based on my background, I’m supposed to love this book. If I had read it when I was a teenager, I probably would have. But I could not get over how trashy the scene and people were. It probably gets better in the next chapter, but I’m done with it. It was an odd reading experience.

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