Neuromancer. William Gibson.
(Gibson, William)


London: Victor Gollancz Ltd., 1984. First edition. Signed by the author on the title page. A key work in the cyberpunk genre, Gibson’s debut was the first novel to win the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. Building on the themes developed in his short fiction, Gibson narrates the story of Henry Dorsett Case, a low-level computer hacker, who is hired by an ex-military officer, Armitage, to do his dirty work. As Case and his companion Molly Millions delve deeper into the underworld of cyberspace, they are confronted with the schemes of Artificial Intelligence systems, the dual realities of a physical world and an online world, and the threat of being erased from either one. Upon its publication, Neuromancer at once legitimized and epitomized cyberpunk as a branch of science fiction. It popularized several linguistic terms to define the technological world evolving throughout the 1980s, including “cyberspace” and “ICE” (Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics). It successfully insisted upon the legitimacy of human connection in the cyber universe, thus resonating with a generation watching that universe continue to grow before their eyes. It bore particular influence on the film The Matrix, even lending it the titular term. The novel itself has been adapted into a graphic novel, video game, radio play, and an opera. Bound in blue boards with a brilliant dust wrapper. The slightest of creasing to corners and ends of spine, else a very fine copy of a true cult phenomenon. Item #27740

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