a collection of early short stories by the cyberpunk fore-father william gibson. neat stuff. in burning chrome we can see the initial published characters some of which appear in gibsons later works. i recomend this author to those who enjoy action set in a blade runner meets star wars meets mad max type of environment, from toxic wastelands populated by outcasts and mechanical misfits to shiny chrome edifices lit from halogen gases in which no speck of dust is allowed entry much less the time to accumulate in the MANY dark and secret corners of such hi end corporate places. a world where national govts compete and lose to multinational corps who are running private agendas thru each and every landscape. all in all a wonderfull wordsmith and a master of his craft william gibson never fails to delight and intrigue me. id like to see clive barker willaim gibson and neil gaimen get together on something. hmmm
Ten brilliant, streetwise, high-resolution stories from the man who coined the word cyberspace. Gibson's vision has become a touchstone in the emerging order of the 21st Century, from the computer-enhanced hustlers of Johnny Mnemonic to the technofetishist blues of Burning Chrome. With their vividly human characters and their remorseless, hot-wired futures, these stories are simultaneously science fiction at its sharpest and instantly recognizable Polaroids of the postmodern condition.