Neuromancer Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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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.
The review of this Book prepared by Melvin Cartagena

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...
The review of this Book prepared by John Aridi

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.
The review of this Book prepared by linda d'amico

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.
The review of this Book prepared by Adam Greenfield

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.'.
The review of this Book prepared by steven brown

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.
The review of this Book prepared by John Lewis

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Plot & Themes

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    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   virtual reality Inner Struggle    -   Yes Plotlet:    -   fighting a personal illness/handicap Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   thief/con artist Age:    -   20's-30's


Earth setting:    -   20th century Spaceship setting:    -   a space station Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes Takes place in spaceship?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   moderately detailed references to deaths scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   none/very little science jargon needed Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   actual description of sex

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