Paperback, 276 pages

English language

Published Aug. 25, 2000 by Ace Books.


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4 stars (4 reviews)

The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .

Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employers 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, Neuromancer ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the century's most potent visions of the future.

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reviewed Neuromancer by William Gibson

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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. …

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'

1 star

Schrecklich! Hab das Buch lesen wollen, weil ich SF liebe und es überall als Meilenstein hochgejubelt wird. Nachdem ich mehrere Male aufhören wollte und nur deshalb weitergelesen hab, weil ich mir dachte, es MUSS doch was dran sein, hab ichs dann doch nach der Hälfte aufgegeben und das Buch im Regal des Urlaubsdomizils entsorgt. Vielleicht findet es dort noch einen Liebhaber.
Der Held lebt in einer völlig wirren Welt, die der Autor außerdem mit technischem Schnickschnack aller Art ausgestattet hat. Ständig muss die Leserin sich mit neuen Wörtern befassen. Die Story selbst hat mich - soweit ich sie gelesen hab - irgendwie stark an einen Western erinnert: Lauter coole Menschen, die sich gegenseitig umbringen, Tod ist etwas völlig Selbstverständliches. Dazu kommen noch die allgegenwärtigen Drogen.
Mag sein, dass der Autor mit dem Buch einen Ausblick auf eine zukünftige Welt gibt, meine ist es nicht. Und weitere interessante Gedanken hab ich …

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