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Neuromancer (1984)

by Willian Gibson

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Neuromancer by William Gibson (1984)

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    andomck: Neuromancer is exactly the type of 80's nerd culture that Oscar Wait submerged himself in.
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Heralding the onset of the cyberpunk sub-genre, Neuromancer hits all the bells and whistles one expects. A dark and convoluted world where AI makes reality and the matrix (heh) brush shoulders so closely that one can't be sure where one ends and the other begins. ( )
  majkia | Nov 30, 2016 |
The original cyber-punk. A little 80's for my taste, but much more enjoyable than I thought it would be. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
This is the novel that heralded the onset of the cyberpunk genre. Set in an unspecified yet not too distant future, moving between Japan and the United States, it follows the exploits of Case, a former computer hacker who is down on his luck and sinking into drug addiction, having crossed his former bosses. The punishment they meted out involved the disabling of his central nervous system, rendering him essential powerless to pursue his previous hacking. Case is struggling to stay afloat, wheeling and dealing in a range of different scams when he is tracked down by Molly, a highly capable street fighter who works for the shady, ex-military character Armitage. Armitage offers to have Case healed, in return for his participation in a heist, the details of which only gradually emerge.

The action moves at a fairly hectic pace. Case and Molly are dragged through a number of perilous encounters as they strive to fulfil Armitage’s commission. The book offers an impressive blend of science fiction and old fashioned thriller. What is, perhaps, most notable about it is the fact that it was published in 1984, long before the internet had come within the purview of anyone but the most advanced of computer programmers, and when the concept of hacking, now an everyday occurrence against which we constantly arm ourselves, was the sole reserve of high level international espionage.

The depiction of cyberspace is, of course, vastly different from today’s reality, though that scarcely matters. Gibson’s futuristic underworld is a chilling and scary place, and the frantic pace of Case’s life resembles his own chemically fuelled hallucinations. ( )
  Eyejaybee | Sep 27, 2016 |
Amazing audiobook experience. ( )
  sionnac | Jul 26, 2016 |
Neuromancer is considered a foundational piece for cyberpunk, and it's easy to see why. All the elements are there, and I found myself regularly flashing back to all the time I spent playing Shadowrun.

That said, I found it fairly unremarkable from a literary perspective, and only passably enjoyable to read. ( )
  SeanMcKenzie | Jul 15, 2016 |
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A new vocabulary for a transformed reality: the deeply influential cyberpunk classic, 30 years on from its original publication
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I have to apologize for failing to review William Gibson's "Neuromancer" when it appeared last year. I was led to believe I had done Mr. Gibson an injustice when this novel (the author's first) won both of the important 1984 best-of-the-year awards in science fiction: the Nebula and the Hugo. Now that I have read the book, I would like to cast a belated ballot for Mr. Gibson.
 
Ovo je roman koji je započeo kiberpank revoluciju, prva knjiga koja je dobila sveto trojstvo nagrada u žanru naučne fantastike - Hugo, Nebula i Filip K. Dik.

Sa Neuromantom, Vilijem Gibson je predstavio svetu kiberprostor i naučna fantastika više nikada nije bila ista. Gibson je svojim romanom najavio sve ono što je došlo godinama kasnije, Internet revoluciju, Matriks filmska trilogiju i neverovatan razvoj informatičkih tehnologija. Kejs je najbolji kompjuterski kauboj koji krstari informatičkim supermagistralama, povezujući svoju svest sa softverom u kiberprostoru, krećući se kroz obilje podataka, pronalazeći tajne informacije za onoga ko može da plati njegove usluge. Kada prevari pogrešne ljude, oni mu se svete na užasan način, uništavajući njegov nervni sistem, mikron po mikron. Proteran iz kiberprostora i zarobljen u svom otupelom telu, Kejs je osuđen na smrt u tehnološkom podzemlju, sve dok ga jednog dana ne angažuju misteriozni poslodavci. Oni mu nude drugu priliku i potpuno izlečenje. Jedini uslov je da prodre u matricu, neverovatno moćnu veštačku inteligenciju kojom upravlja poslovni klan Tezje-Ešpul.
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Addison, ArthurNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Arconada, José B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Berry, RickCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Crisp, SteveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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See, those things, they can work real hard, buy themselves time to write cookbooks or whatever, but the minute, I mean the nanosecond, that one starts figuring out ways to make itself smarter, Turing'll wipe it. Nobody trusts those fuckers, you know that. Every AI ever built has an electromagnetic shotgun wired to its forehead.
I never did like to do anything simple when I could do it ass-backwards.
Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts. … A graphic representation of data abstracted from banks of every computer in the human system. Unthinkable complexity. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data. Like city lights, receding.
"To call up a demon you must learn its name. Men dreamed that, once, but now it is real in another way. You know that, Case. Your business is to learn the names of programs, the long formal names, names the owners seek to conceal. True names ...." [AI Neuromancer to Case, p243]
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Cyber jocks assault.
Founders, corroded, can't stop
The AI jailbreak.

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Here is the novel that started it all, launching the cyberpunk generation, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace--and science fiction has never been the same.

Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway--jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way--and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance--and a cure--for a price....

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Case, a burned out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system.

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