Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece-a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century's most potent visions of the future. The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace... Henry Dorsett Case was the sharpest data-thief in the business-until a vengeful ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth. 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. The winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind's digital future-a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about our technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.
Praise for Neuromancer "Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed, and chilling in its implications."-The New York Times "Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy, decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance."-The Washington Post "[Gibson]...invented the future with Neuromancer."-Entertainment Weekly "A mindbender of a read...fully realized in its geopolitical, technological, and psychosexual dimensions."-Village Voice "Science fiction of exceptional texture and vision."-San Francisco Chronicle "Unforgettable...The richness of Gibson's world is incredible."-Chicago Sun-Times "Here is an entirely new world, intense as an electric shock. William Gibson's prose, astonishing in its clarity and skill, becomes high-tech electric poetry...An enthralling adventure story, as brilliant and coherent as a laser. This is why science fiction was invented!"-Bruce Sterling "William Gibson's Neuromancer...brings an entirely new electronic punk sensibility to SF, both in content and prose style. It has been a long time indeed since a first novel established such a new and unusual voice with this degree of strength and surety."-Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine "The quintessence of cyberpunk."-The Washington Post Book World
William Gibson, geb. 1948 in South Carolina geboren. Er verliert früh seinen Vater und lebt bis zu seinem fünfzehnten Lebensjahr mit seiner Mutter in einer 2000-Seelen-Gemeinde in Virginia. Um seiner Vietnam-Einberufung zu entgehen, zieht er 1967 nach Kanada. Während seines Studiums der Englischen Literatur beginnt William Gibson Science-Fiction-Geschichten zu schreiben. William Gibson lebt mit Frau und Kind in Vancouver (Kanada).