Here is the novel that started it all, launching the
cyberpunk generation, and 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....
As much as we here at Sci-Fi Movie Page love William
Gibson's books, we just remind ourselves that the last the last Gibson
book to have been filmed starring a wooden leading man was the dismal
Johnny Mnemonic and we then get cold
shudders all over. Plus this $70 million independently produced movie is
to be directed by the guy who did Torque and we're running away in
abject fear . . .
Besides, the sad truth is that though Gibson's
breakthrough 1985 novel actually predates the Internet, the whole
cyberspace / hacker thing has been done to death in several rotten 1990s
movies such as Lawnmower Man 2 and
Hackers . . .