|Plot Summary of Neuromancer|
|"Case's world is turned upside down when he takes a job hacking into a high secrity computer. It's alot more dangerous than he would hav ever imagined."
John Lewis, Resident Scholar
|"Neuromancer. A book written in 1982 that to this day is a better cyberspace read than most others. From the opening paragraph, i still get chills, 'The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.'."
steven brown, Resident Scholar
|"A burnt-out hacker and a streetwise badgirl attempt to outwit a psychotic artificial intelligence. Origin of "cyberspace" and font of all cyberpunk, for better or worse."
Adam Greenfield, Resident Scholar
|"A young computer genius named Case got too greedy doing a job for an ex-employer, when caught, they destroyed his nervous system leaving him to die a slow death, until a new employer recruits him. This new artificial intelligence has what Case needs, that is his health in order to go on living. When he joins forces with a mirror-eyed girl street-samurai, everything changes and the story becomes increasingly chilly. The social conditions, the mentality and the level of intelligence sets the tone for the book's compelling and riveting themes."
linda d'amico, Resident Scholar
|"Case, a hacker whose ability to hack has been taken away from him, is offered a chance to take his life back. Now he is in over his neck in a plot involving military technology, espionage, subterfuge, a mad employer and an artificial intelligence known as Neuromancer..."
John Aridi, Resident Scholar
|"Case was the one of the best net cowboys, capable of leaving his body and entering the vast data fields of cyberspace, penetrate corporate secrets, and sell to competitors willing to pay his price. Then he made a mistake. He got greedy and stole from one of his employers. They injected him with a mycotoxin that destroyed his talent, confined him to the prison of his flesh.
Case travelled to Chiba City in search of a cure, but as time went by and a cure proved impossible he started embracing dangerous street hustles. Then he's approached by a enigmatic stranger named Armitage. He makes Case an offer: an operation to restore his ability to enter cyberspace in exchange for a job.
Case accepts, undergoes surgery, and reappears in New York, where he puts his skills to the test. But questions gnaw at his mind. Who is Armitage working for? With the aid of Molly, a bodyguard wired for speed, Case attempts to discover and understand the Articial Intelligence that has been manipulating the entire operation before it can escape into the void. "
Melvin Cartagena , Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Neuromancer|
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Composition of Book
Descript. of chases or violence - 20%
planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 10%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 30%
Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places - 40%
Tone of book
FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?
- science fiction story
Robots, Computers, VR
Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:
- virtual reality
- fighting a personal illness/handicap
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
- thief/con artist
How sensitive is this character?
- hard edged
Sense of humor
- Cynical sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- Smarter than most other characters
- 20th century
- a space station
Takes place on Earth?
Planet outside solar system?
Takes place in spaceship?
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- moderately detailed references to deaths
scientific jargon? (SF only)
- none/very little science jargon needed
Sex in book?
What kind of sex:
- vague references only
- actual description of sex