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Neuromancer (Ace Science Fiction)
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Author: William Gibson
One of the most important and influential novels of our time. — Neuromancer is the multiple award-winning novel that launched the astonishing career of William Gibson. The first fully-realized glimpse of humankind's digital future, it is a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about our technology and ourselves, reinvented th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780441007462
ISBN-10: 0441007465
Publication Date: 7/1/2000
Pages: 276
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 39 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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reviewed Neuromancer (Ace Science Fiction) on
Helpful Score: 10
Published in 1984, Gibson describes a Blade Runner type world complete with a matrix that humans jack-in-to for a virtual experience. This is years before Matrix films were created and released. Gibson even developed his own realistic "techno" language years before on-line world took off.

The biggest difficulty I had is Gibson's extensive use of this language. It adds to the story to make it more real, but slows the read and makes it at times hard to understand.
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Helpful Score: 5
After hearing about this book for years, I finally had a chance to read it - and was a bit disappointed. While I will always appreciate this novel as the one that kicked off a whole new era of science fiction, there have been so many variations on this theme that Neuromancer's plot itself now comes across as a little plain.

I also had a little bit of trouble swallowing some of the plot points and character interactions - I spent a lot of time thinking "Well, I'm sure XYZ happened for a reason, but I wish I knew what that reason was."

I kept trying very hard to like this novel, being that it's been to sci-fi what Lord of the Rings was to fantasy, but it just seemed like a lot of work getting through the plot to finish a story I've heard retold a thousand times since it was written.
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Helpful Score: 4
Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in it's impications.
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Helpful Score: 2
The first cyperpunk sci fi book. Winner of the triple crown of awards: Philip K. Dick, Hugo & Nebula. Fast paced action in a nightmare future.
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Helpful Score: 2
really fun read. gibson is one of the best sci fi writers.
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reviewed Neuromancer (Ace Science Fiction) on
I regret not having taken the time to read this brilliant tale before now. Gibson tells an excellent story with skill, creativity and intellect. Reading it so late in the game revealed to me just how much influence it has had since 1984 when it was first published. Neuromancer deserves the classic status that it has been awarded. I'm looking forward to reading it again and highly recommend it.
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The classic cyberpunk book. While not a perfect book by any means, it's mixture of noir, sci-fi and computers makes for a tight and engaging read.

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