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Mona Lisa Overdrive (1988)

by William Gibson

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Series: Sprawl (3)

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William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive.   Enter Gibson's unique world--lyric and mechanical, sensual and violent, sobering and exciting--where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace.  Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell.  Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer.  Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known.  And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.… (more)
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Neuromancer by William Gibson (1986)
  sharibillops | May 20, 2022 |
695
  revirier | Dec 13, 2021 |
Good, but not as good as the first one ( )
  dualmon | Nov 17, 2021 |
Holds up amazingly well over the years, and easily one of my favorite books, part of one of my favorite series. I adore the stripped down writing style, the characters, everything. Bloody lovely. ( )
  wetdryvac | Mar 2, 2021 |
Sure read like a script for the Matrix movie!
  wduncan2 | Jul 11, 2020 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Gibson, Williamprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Arconada, José B.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bonnefoy, JeanTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cholewa, Piotr W.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Cormier, WilCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Davis, JonathanNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Häilä, ArtoTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kornya, ZsoltTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stone, SteveCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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To my sister,
Fran Gibson,
with amazement and love...
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The ghost was her father's parting gift, presented by a black-clad secretary in a departure lounge at Narita.
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The world hadn't ever had so many moving parts or so few labels. [Mona: 231]
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William Gibson, author of the extraordinary multiaward-winning novel Neuromancer, has written his most brilliant and thrilling work to date . . .The Mona Lisa Overdrive.   Enter Gibson's unique world--lyric and mechanical, sensual and violent, sobering and exciting--where multinational corporations and high tech outlaws vie for power, traveling into the computer-generated universe known as cyberspace.  Into this world comes Mona, a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is on a collision course with internationally famous Sense/Net star Angie Mitchell.  Since childhood, Angie has been able to tap into cyberspace without a computer.  Now, from inside cyberspace, a kidnapping plot is masterminded by a phantom entity who has plans for Mona, Angie, and all humanity, plans that cannot be controlled . . . or even known.  And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes . . . or so they think.

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