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Product details

  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • Publisher: Harper Voyager; New Ed edition (27 Nov. 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0006480411
  • ISBN-13: 978-0006480419
  • Product Dimensions: 13 x 2.1 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (189 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 77,757 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Case was the best interface cowboy who ever ran in Earth's computer matrix. Then he double- crossed the wrong people.… Winner of the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards.

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"A revolutionary novel".

-- Publishers Weekly

"A mind-bender of a read." --The Village Voice

"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." --New York Times

"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." --Washington Post





"A mind-bender of a read." --The Village Voice
"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." --New York Times
"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." --Washington Post



"A mind-bender of a read." --The Village Voice

"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." --New York Times

"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." --Washington Post



"A mind-bender of a read." The Village Voice

"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." New York Times

"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." Washington Post

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"A mind-bender of a read." The Village Voice

"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications." New York Times

"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance." Washington Post

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"Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications."--The New York Times
"Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy, decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance."--The Washington Post
"[Gibson]...invented the future with Neuromancer."--Entertainment Weekly
"A mindbender of a read...fully realized in its geopolitical, technological, and psychosexual dimensions."--Village Voice
"Science fiction of exceptional texture and vision."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Unforgettable...The richness of Gibson's world is incredible."--Chicago Sun-Times
"Here is an entirely new world, intense as an electric shock. William Gibson's prose, astonishing in its clarity and skill, becomes high-tech electric poetry...An enthralling adventure story, as brilliant and coherent as a laser. This is why science fiction was invented!"--Bruce Sterling

--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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One of the all-time best sci-fi novels ever written. Absolutely perfect in every way imaginable. A must read, a must experience.
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Revolutionary genre defining, here's hoping that the Chris Cunningham movie goes ahead!
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On time, as expected, no hassles, Happy
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The original Matrix story. Please read this!
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A classic
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Considering its age its ideas are brilliant, however the writing lacks detail and it jumps around without any real motivation for the characters.
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A really interesting book, very gripping, purchased as an e-book it has the occasional typo-the instead of they-but is very well written, you have to pay attention, and remember things long enough as they may not make sense right away but they will be explained a little later on, it's not a very optimistic view of our future, with people still taking drugs, gangsters and people going hungry, but it is a fascinating world William Gibson has created, with technology details beyond anything of current understanding and it was written decades ago, he was a very clever man and I am really looking forward to his next book.
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I was given this book by a friend who wanted me to read it, and so I had high hopes to begin with – they’ve read a few books that I’ve written, and they have a good idea of my taste in literature. So I was a little disappointed when I got into it.

The main problem here is that the futuristic dystopia that Gibson depicts is so alien to our own that it’s often hard to understand what he’s talking about. I was able to understand what was happening in the overall plot, but the little intricacies were lost on me and I kept finding myself either drifting off or getting confused when a plot twist happened. I kept not realising it was a twist because I didn’t know what was happening to begin with.

The story follows a character called Case, who’s injected with tiny sacks of mycotoxin that bond to his artery walls and threaten to eventually disintegrate, killing him. The only way for him to avoid death is to take on a mission for a man who says he has the antidote. Case’s skills lie in weird sci-fi obscurity, involving the ability to connect to a weird Matrix thing and see events through other people’s eyes.

I usually like science fiction, but this was such hardboiled sci-fi that I’d say it’s only for die-hard fans of the genre. That’d be why it won Hugo and Nebula Awards. At some points, it reminded me of William Burroughs, which can be equally difficult to read. But this wasn’t William Burroughs and for me, it just wasn’t much fun to read, and I was glad when I finally finished it.

Overall, then, this is the book for you if you’re into classic sci-fi. If you’re not, don’t bother. It’s pretty much that simple.
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