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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 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.
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.
From Publishers Weekly
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First book I downloaded via iBooks. Gibson's descriptions of the near future are virtually prophetic. A pleasure to read ebooks on the iPad. Now please bring "Virtual Light"; that is my favorite novel.
Gibson is insightful
It's hard to believe this book was written in 1983. It could have easily been composed in 1993, 2003 or 2013. The view of the future is dead on and in many ways we're still catching up. Excellent work and highly recommended.
This is where The Matrix got it's ideas from
Read this book and you'll soon realize that The Matrix did not get it's ideas from Ghost in the Shell as many people say, but rather The Matrix *and* Ghost in the Shell both got their ideas from this groundbreaking book.
A must-read not just for any sic-fi fan, but for any one interested in literature and popular culture in general...