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 Author: William Gibson  Category: Science Fiction  Published: January 1, 1984  Language: English  File Size: 971 KB  Tags: ClassicsCyberpunkDystopiaFantasyFictionnovelScience fictionSpeculative Fiction |  Download PDF


Neuromancer by William Gibson, explores the theme of alienation, technology, and identity.


The title “Neuromancer” is a combination of two key elements: “neuro” and “mancer.” In this context, “neuro” refers to the nervous system, particularly the brain and its functions, while “mancer” is derived from “necromancer,” which traditionally refers to someone who communicates with the dead or predicts the future.

Famous Quotes:

“Wintermute was hive mind … effecting change in the world … Neuromancer was personality. Neuromancer was immortality.”

“Case fell into the prison of his own flesh.”

“Anybody any good at what they do, that’s what they are, right?”

“Cyberspace. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation.”

“You can’t let the little pricks generation-gap you.”

“For … years men dreamed of pacts with demons. Only now are such things possible.”

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”

“Unlike my brother. I create my own personality. Personality is my medium.”

“Very flash. What he imagines, you see.”

“You dead awhile there, mon.”

“The … smart ones are as smart as the Turing heat is willing to let ‘em get.”

“Operators above a certain level tended to submerge their personalities, he knew. ”

“Things aren’t different. Things are things.”

“Power, in Case’s world, meant corporate power. ”

“She dreamed of a state involving very little in the way of individual consciousness.”

“I don’t cry, much.” “But how would you cry, if someone made you cry?” “I spit,” [Molly] said. “The ducts are routed back into my mouth.‘”

Literary awards:

    • Hugo Award for Best Novel (1985)
    • Nebula Award for Best Novel (1984)
    • Locus Award Nominee for Best First Novel and Best SF Novel (1985)
    •  British Science Fiction Association Award Nominee for Best Novel (1984)
    • Philip K. Dick Award (1985)
    •  John W. Campbell Memorial Award Nominee (1985)
    •  Ditmar Award for Best International Long Fiction (1985)
    •  SF Chronicle Award for Novel (1985)
    • Tähtivaeltaja Award (1992)
    • Prix Aurora Award Nominee (1985)
    • Seiun Award 星雲賞 for Best Translated Long Story (1987)