10 Facts About Neuromancer


Neuromancer is a 1984 science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson.

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Neuromancer was commissioned by Terry Carr for the second series of Ace Science Fiction Specials, which was intended to feature debut novels exclusively.

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Neuromancer added the final sentence of the novel at the last minute in a deliberate attempt to prevent himself from ever writing a sequel, but ended up doing precisely that with Count Zero, a character-focused work set in the Sprawl alluded to in its predecessor.

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Neuromancer finds the consciousness of Linda Lee, his girlfriend from Chiba City, who was murdered by one of his underworld contacts.

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Neuromancer tries to convince Case to remain in the virtual world with Linda, but Case refuses.

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Neuromancer hears inhuman laughter, which suggests that Pauley still lives.

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The sighting implies that Neuromancer created a copy of Case's consciousness, which now exists in cyberspace with those of Linda and Pauley.

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The success of Neuromancer was to effect the 35-year-old Gibson's emergence from obscurity.

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BBC World Service Drama production of Neuromancer aired in two one-hour parts, on 8 and 15 September 2002.

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Neuromancer the Opera is an adaptation written by Jayne Wenger and Marc Lowenstein and Richard Marriott of the Club Foot Orchestra .

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