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Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.

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Kyle Harrington
March 7, 2024
The story seems like it could have been really good, but was ruined by a completely garbled writing style. Anyone who says it's written poetically is lying to themselves and are only defending a book they desperately want to remain relevant. Never ever will I waste my time or money on William Gibson. On a separate note, his writing for the X Files was hackneyed at best. He may have poorly expressed an idea or two that were head of their time, but that time has passed.
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Richard Peat-Hanna
April 22, 2018
The online book was well written and the action moved along with no down time. William Gibson paints a bleak picture of the near future with living beings depicted as "meat". It is an end time when virtual reality is much more addictive than human reality. I was disappointed that the online book was only 3 chapters long. I was looking forward to more detail of the virtual world promised by the published book. I think it leaves the reader hanging as if the online book is just a preview of the entire work. Nonetheless the main characters are "fleshed out" and the promise of more insights is palpable.
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Ryan Rose
May 9, 2023
The story was good, but it was a little disjointed and it bounced around a lot. I think the concept was there, I just wish he would have taken more time to flesh out some of the tech and explain it more thoroughly. I spent more time trying to figure that out when reading than anything. Overall a good read, and I feel like it tied together again at the end without too many holes.
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About the author

William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K. Dick Award. He is the New York Times bestselling author of Count Zero, Burning Chrome, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Virtual Light, Idoru, All Tomorrow’s Parties, Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, Zero History, Distrust That Particular Flavor, and The Peripheral. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

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