Reading period: Jan 23, 2008 - Mar 27, 2008
How/Why was this book chosen:
It was decided to choose a Cyperpunk Genre Sci-Fi Book. It won a poll of book club members from:
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick
Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger
Neuromancer by William GibsonEdit
The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .
Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.
Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancerranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the century's most potent visions of the future.