Friday, July 29, 2005

Cyberpunk At Its Finest

neuromancer coverThe novel "Neuromancer" by William Gibson has been said to have changed the face of Science Fiction. In a genre of space ships, aliens, magic, and monsters, Gibson created something that was so familiar & relatable that it was eerie. More of a prophecy than a work of fiction. With Neuromancer, Gibson is credited with having coined the term "Cyberspace" as well as predicting the internet & virtual reality before they existed. Considered to be one of the starting points of the world wide cyberpunk trend of the late 80s early 90s (to the dismay of the author). Published in 1983 and winning 3 major Sci-Fi awards it is considered by many to be one of the best works of Sci-Fi literature in modern times. I very highly recommend reading this book.

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