From Our Editors
In celebration of its ten-year anniversary, cyberpunk classic Neuromancer comes to hardcover, with an all-new introduction by the author. "Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed and chilling in its implications".--New York Times. "The first novel to win SF's triple crown--the Hugo, the Nebula, and Philip K. Dick awards".--Time.
From the Publisher
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 employees 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.
About the Author
William Gibson was born on March 17, 1948 in Conway, S.C.. He grew up in a small town in Virginia and developed an interest in science fiction. He dropped out of high school and moved to Canada, where he eventually graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1977. Gibson earned his place in science fiction literary history with the publication of Neuromancer in 1984. Considered the first breakthrough novel written in the cyberpunk style, it won the three major science fiction awards; the Phillip K. Dick, The Hugo, and the Nebula. Set in the fast-paced world of the information superhighway, Gibson shows the negative effects of dealing with technology in cyberspace. His other works, including Mona Lisa Overdrive and the screenplay for the film Johnny Mnemonic, are filled with cynicism, high technology, and underground countercultures.
Format: Mass Market Paperbound
Published: January 11, 2002
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0441569595
ISBN - 13: 9780441569595