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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (113,193 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: William Gibson Narrator: Robertson Dean Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Sprawl Trilogy Release Date:
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Here is the novel that started it all—the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction: the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award and the Philip K. Dick Award. With Neuromancer, William Gibson introduced the world to cyberspace—and science fiction has never been the same. 

Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information superhighway—jacking his consciousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way—and burned the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance—and a cure—for a price…

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Freshly imagined, compellingly detailed and chilling.”

    New York Times

  • “Kaleidoscopic, picaresque, flashy, and decadent...an amazing virtuoso performance...Neuromancer, in every sense, is state-of-the-art.”

    Washington Post

  • “Exceptional texture and vision...Gibson opens up a new genre, with a finely crafted grittiness and a number of literary and computer inventions.”

    San Francisco Chronicle

  • “Epic in scale...shimmers like chrome in a desert sun.”

    Wall Street Journal

  • “Fully realized in its geopolitical, technological, and psychosexual dimensions...A mind bender of a read.”

    Village Voice

  • “A debut novel set for brain stun! Streetwise SF... one of the most unusual and involving narratives to be read in many an artificially induced blue moon!”

    Times (London)

  • “A revolutionary novel.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Gibson’s debut novel is the book that forever changed science fiction with a visionary style that forged the cyberpunk genre. With narrator Robertson Dean at the helm, this story of a washed-out computer hacker who is hired to do the unthinkable is reborn...Dean’s ability to subtly shift his tone and conjure believable accents is particularly valuable in the realization of the story. The result is a listening experience that bears all the weight of a modern techno-thriller with all the excitement of an age-old adventure tale.”

    AudioFile

  • Winner of the 1985 Hugo Award
  • Winner of the 1984 Philip K. Dick Award
  • Winner of the 1984 Nebula Award
  • Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A 1985 John W. Campbell Award Nominee
  • One of Time Magazine's Best 100 English-Language Novels from 1923–2005

Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Mona M | 2/9/2014

    " I was disappointed in this book. I read it and waited for something groundbreaking to happen and it never materialized. If I read this in high school it might have felt innovative, but the characters and plot were developed in a disjointed and chaotic fashion. Meh. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by carlageek | 2/5/2014

    " I just can't get through this. Take that one star with the caveat that it's based on only about 1/5 of the book - 1/5 of a narrative I found utterly unengaging, about dimensionless characters I was unable to relate to, written in impressionistic, confusing prose. Clearly not for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joseph Halpern | 2/4/2014

    " With the same break neck speed and fluidity of prose as the beat authors he grew up loving William Gibson's first novel can be a challenge to read but it's well worth it if you can get into it. I recomend this book to any sci-fi fan and any technology fans interested in seeing a future vision of a world quite similar to what our world could have been. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Paul Heitsch | 1/23/2014

    " Saw this on a paperback rotating kiosk somewhere and noticed it had won the Hugo and Nebula awards the year before, so I grabbed it . I've read every Gibson book since, most at least twice. "

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