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A Quick Tip by Crotchetyoldfan

  • Feb 22, 2011

a cyberpunk tour de force, though not really my cup of tea
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February 22, 2011
I'm mildly surprised that you gave it a +4 given your reservations.
February 22, 2011
just because the subject matter wasn't of real interest to me doesn't mean that I can't recognize the book as having displayed some real talent.
February 23, 2011
For me, they aren't so easily untwined. I would and do rank books that I don't like, no matter their virtues, as highly as books I do like. My reviews are professional, but do contain an element of reaction to them. To give another example, I wouldn't rank Donaldson's Lord Foul's Bane's highly at all, even given its undeniable virtues and excellent writing.
February 23, 2011
well, first of all 'quick tips' I wouldn't put into any real review category - more standing around the water cooler type info. Secondly - I'm not as conflicted, lol. I think it is entirely possible to see that something is truly artful and yet not personally like it. Especially so with film: the acting might be great while the story is terrible; the cinematography etc., etc.
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review by . February 24, 2011
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This is one of my favorite sf books. Because of all its influence, it might seem cliche, but one has to remember that this book is what the cliche references. Its prose shows the raw poetic might of Gibson's writing. His outcast and outlaw characters are awesome, though shallow when compared to the characters that William Gibson will create in future works. I loved the psy-war white noise screech attack on Sense/Net, the William Burroughs style handles for names such (Panther Moderns, Dixie Flatline, …
Quick Tip by . June 06, 2012
posted in SF Signal
Brilliant. Brought us outside ourselves and inside our tools. Changed the way we thought about what was real and what was human ... at least for some of us.
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Here is the novel that started it all, launching thecyberpunkgeneration, and the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction:the Hugo Award,the Nebula Awardand the Philip K. Dick Award. WithNeuromancer, 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.... --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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ISBN-10: 0441569595
ISBN-13: 978-0441569595
Author: William Gibson
Genre: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Publisher: Ace
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