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Neuromancer - William Gibson


By William Gibson

  • Release Date: 1984-07-01
  • Genre: High Tech Sci-Fi
Score: 4.5
From 1,223 Ratings


Winner of the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Awards, Neuromancer is a science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.

Case was the sharpest data-thief in the matrix—until he crossed the wrong people and they crippled his nervous system, banishing him from cyberspace. Now a mysterious new employer has recruited him for a last-chance run at an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, a mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case is ready for the adventure that upped the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future—a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.


  • Came for the cyberpunk, stayed for the…

    By Man in blue slacks!!!!
    I mean if you like heists, themes of a dystopian digital realm of memory theft and sexual undertones that are made to captivate you, but ultimately leave you feeling like you’re playing cyberpunk 2077 again being disappointed in the ending when you decided to pick Panam and completely forget to quick save leading you to being stuck on ‘Meet Hanako at Embers’ mission because you spent 20+ hours farming for all special equipment. 2/5 stars for its colorful language world building.

    By StevenTheCelebrity
    Idiots in the reviews literally spoiling major plot points in the first lines of their reviews. Sorry if it happened to you. read the book it’s amazing.
  • I didn't realize

    By Ceaddasaid
    They were in a dual reality as depicted in The Matrix, literally for the entire book until the very end. Hard to follow honestly, was confused most of the time because it seemed a lot of the exposition was implied but maybe that's just the writing style of the author, or maybe it was me spacing on that major detail of the backdrop setting this is all taking place in. I ended up loving this book though, very raw and point-blank emotional experiences, interaction between other characters, and the overall vibe of the human perception of the events unfolding. Especially when the story begins the ascent towards the climax,since you've been exposed to the internal world of the protagonist Case and feel his experience as your own. Worth finishing, it pays out in the end for sure.
  • A Hard Read To Follow

    By Slurpee5000
    The book is complex to its own detriment. The characters get thrown into the mix in a jarring manner along with the plot getting muddied way too many times over. Was confused at the ending and felt too over having to continue reading back to somewhat have an idea of what I just got done reading. Great aesthetic, terrible to digest.
  • Confused

    By jwellingtonb
    By the time I got to the three-quarter mark in the story, I had some clue as to what was going on. But found it very hard to follow.
  • Really interesting book

    By ElricBrother
    I know this is a classic and you should read it, but I should warn you the way it was written is a bit confusing.
  • Classic Sci-fi

    By Armitage2010
    Dated in some ways, visionary in others. A great story, well told. Highly recommend.
  • Gripping second half

    By TheGum
    It was difficult to get into the world at first, but the second and third acts were enthralling. The last few chapters are stunning to consider they were made before cyberpunk really existed.
  • The Penultimate Cyberpunk Story

    By Anarimus
    It doesn’t get any better than this book the winner of science fiction’s biggest three awards and the go to novel for anyone wanting to get into the Cyberpunk sub-genre. The story comes in hard and fast and doesn’t let up. It’s not just great characters but it’s also a unique and rather dark world where everyone is looking for a big score and life and death dance on a razor’s edge. It’s this book that gave birth to so many more worlds throughout science fiction. So many works would not have been made if it weren’t for Neuromancer. It’s a must read.
  • Reads Like a Movie

    By J Mnemonic
    The visually visceral method of writing by Gibson uses to tell this story allow the reader to understand the literary work without needing to understand the technology presented by the author. Similar to the matrix film, the reader can understand the raw implications without being overwhelmed by technicalities and instead visualize the story in its well paced and surprisingly human narrative.