Masterworks Spotlight: Neuromancer
Loyal readers of Gateway’s cornucopia of classic science fiction will know by now that relavtively recently we added Wiliam Gibson’s Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel Neuromancer to our list. After all, we have written about it several times.
So, you don’t need telling that we released Neuromancer in eBook in August last year, or that we published a mass market paperback (with an absolutely stunning cover, if we do say so ourselves) in November. But what you might not know is that as of this month, the book that pushed Cyberpunk into the limelight takes its rightful place as an SF Masterwork!
The Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Award-winning novel that defined the Cyberpunk movement.
The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.
William Gibson revolutionised science fiction in his 1984 debut Neuromancer. The writer who gave us the matrix and coined the term ‘cyberspace’ produced a first novel that won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards, and lit the fuse on the Cyberpunk movement.
More than three decades later, Gibson’s text is as stylish as ever, his noir narrative still glitters like chrome in the shadows and his depictions of the rise and abuse of corporate power look more prescient every day. Part thriller, part warning, Neuromancer is a timeless classic of modern SF and one of the 20th century’s most potent and compelling visions of the future.
Neuromancer is available as an eBook, a Gollancz paperback and – hurrah! – an SF Masterworks hardback!
You can find more of William Gibson’s work via his Author page on the Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.