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Awards

Winner of science fiction's "Triple Crown" — the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Special 20th anniversary edition — the most important and influential science fiction novel of the past two decades.

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene — it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.

Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society. Neuromancer's virtual reality has become real. And yet, William Gibson's gritty, sophisticated vision still manages to inspire the minds that lead mankind ever further into the future.

Review:

"The 21st-century world of Neuromancer is freshly imagined, compellingly detailed and chilling in its implications....Mr. Gibson's style is all flash, and his characters are all pose without substance....The story moves faster than the speed of thought, but even when I wasn't sure what was happening, I felt confident that Mr. Gibson would pull me through, and he did." Gerald Jonas, The New York Times

Review:

"Gibson has revitalized science fiction as no other single force in a generation." Rolling Stone

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

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

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"It made me want to live in its world." The San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Gibson is tapped straight into our collective cultural mainline and shows no sign of stopping." Spin

Review:

"Terrific stuff. Gibson's horrifying vision of our terrible headlong rush to nowhere is a must for science fiction and adult fiction collections." Library Journal

Synopsis:

SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION —THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL OF THE PAST TWO DECADES

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene—it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.

Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society. Neuromancer's virtual reality has become real. And yet, William Gibson's gritty, sophisticated vision still manages to inspire the minds that lead mankind ever further into the future.

Synopsis:

Multiple award-winning author Gibson provides a new Introduction to this special 20th anniversary edition of the most important and influential science fiction novel of the last two decades--the masterpiece that coined the term "cyberpunk" and eased the way into the modern information age.

About the Author

William Gibson is the New York Times bestselling author of Virtual Light, Count Zero, Burning Chrome, Mona Lisa Overdrive, Idoru, and All Tomorrow's Parties.

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emmejo, October 3, 2009 (view all comments by emmejo)
Case is living a hard and fast life. He runs drugs, arms and any other illegal thing. He doesn't care if he gets caught and doesn't care if he dies. He doesn't care about much. Then one day he comes home to find a leather-clad, gun-wielding girl with knives under her nails and glasses permanently attached to her eyes sitting in his house. Her boss has a mission for him, and she is here to make sure he can't refuse.

I found this book very interesting, but a wee bit too fast paced. I would have liked a few more details on many things, rather then skipping on to the next happening. The writing was great and the characters were fresh and engaging.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780441012039
Author:
Gibson, William
Publisher:
Ace Books
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-High Tech
Edition Number:
20
Edition Description:
Hardback
Publication Date:
20041131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.50x5.56x1.26 in. 1.10 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Ace Books - English 9780441012039 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The 21st-century world of Neuromancer is freshly imagined, compellingly detailed and chilling in its implications....Mr. Gibson's style is all flash, and his characters are all pose without substance....The story moves faster than the speed of thought, but even when I wasn't sure what was happening, I felt confident that Mr. Gibson would pull me through, and he did."
"Review" by , "Gibson has revitalized science fiction as no other single force in a generation."
"Review" by , "A mind-bender of a read."
"Review" by , "Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance."
"Review" by , "It made me want to live in its world."
"Review" by , "Gibson is tapped straight into our collective cultural mainline and shows no sign of stopping."
"Review" by , "Terrific stuff. Gibson's horrifying vision of our terrible headlong rush to nowhere is a must for science fiction and adult fiction collections."
"Synopsis" by ,

SPECIAL 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION —THE MOST IMPORTANT AND INFLUENTIAL SCIENCE FICTION NOVEL OF THE PAST TWO DECADES

Twenty years ago, it was as if someone turned on a light. The future blazed into existence with each deliberate word that William Gibson laid down. The winner of Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer didn't just explode onto the science fiction scene—it permeated into the collective consciousness, culture, science, and technology.

Today, there is only one science fiction masterpiece to thank for the term "cyberpunk," for easing the way into the information age and Internet society. Neuromancer's virtual reality has become real. And yet, William Gibson's gritty, sophisticated vision still manages to inspire the minds that lead mankind ever further into the future.

"Synopsis" by , Multiple award-winning author Gibson provides a new Introduction to this special 20th anniversary edition of the most important and influential science fiction novel of the last two decades--the masterpiece that coined the term "cyberpunk" and eased the way into the modern information age.
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