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William Gibson's Neuromancer: The Graphic Novel Volume 1. This was actually my introduction to cyberpunk. After hearing Gareth rattle on for years, I figured. Speaking of florid cyberpunkian prose, how about a great way to spend a Friday? I saw this graphic novel in a comic books shop (Monkey's. Neuromancer graphic novel · u/dre10g · antonraubenweiss i have a higher res pdf.. but not sure if i can post it here? 3 . they didn't finish the novel?? 1.
Case manages to escape after Maelcum gives him an overdose of a drug that can bypass his augmented liver and pancreas. Riviera blinds Hideo with a concentrated laser pulse from his projector implant, but flees when he learns that the ninja is just as adept without his sight.
Molly then explains to Case that Riviera is doomed anyway, as he has been fatally poisoned by his drugs, which she had spiked with a lethal toxin to ensure he would never survive the mission, regardless of the outcome. With Lady 3Jane in possession of the password, the team makes it to the computer terminal. Case enters cyberspace to guide the icebreaker to penetrate its target; Lady 3Jane is induced to give up her password, and the lock is opened.
Wintermute unites with Neuromancer, fusing into a superconsciousness. The poison in Case's bloodstream is washed out, and he, Molly, and Maelcum are profusely paid for their efforts, while Pauley's ROM construct is apparently erased, at his own request. In the epilogue, Molly leaves Case. Case finds a new girlfriend, resumes his hacking work, and spends his earnings from the mission replacing his internal organs. Scanning old recorded transmissions from the s, the super-AI finds an AI transmitting from the Alpha Centauri star system.
In the matrix, Case hears inhuman laughter, a trait associated with Pauley during Case's work with his ROM construct, thus suggesting that Pauley was not erased after all, but instead transformed and exists in the matrix. In the end, while logged into the matrix, Case catches a glimpse of himself, his dead girlfriend Linda Lee, and Neuromancer.
The implication of the sighting is that Neuromancer created a copy of Case's consciousness. The copy of Case's consciousness now exists with that of Linda's and Pauley's, in the matrix.
As promised there has been change, but what that change means is left ambiguous. Characters[ edit ] Case Henry Dorsett Case The novel's antihero , a drug addict and cyberspace hacker. Prior to the start of the book he had attempted to steal from some of his partners in crime. In retaliation they used a Russian mycotoxin to damage his nervous system and make him unable to jack into cyberspace. When Armitage offers to cure him in exchange for Case's hacking abilities he warily accepts the offer.
Case is the underdog who is only looking after himself. Along the way he will have his liver and pancreas modified to biochemically nullify his ability to get high; meet the leatherclad Razorgirl, Molly; hang out with the drug-infused space-rastas; free an artificial intelligence Wintermute and change the landscape of the matrix.
Molly also appears in the short story " Johnny Mnemonic ", and re-appears using the alias "Sally Shears" in Mona Lisa Overdrive , the third novel of the Sprawl Trilogy.
Armitage He is apparently the main patron of the crew. He was heavily injured both physically and psychologically, and the "Armitage" personality was constructed as part of experimental "computer-mediated psychotherapy" by Wintermute see below , one of the artificial intelligences seen in the story the other one being the eponymous Neuromancer which is actually controlling the mission.
As the novel progresses, Armitage's personality slowly disintegrates. While aboard a yacht connected to the tug Marcus Garvey, he reverts to the Corto personality and begins to relive the final moments of Screaming Fist. He separates the bridge section from the rest of the yacht without closing its airlock, and is killed when the launch ejects him into space.
Peter Riviera A thief and sadist who can project holographic images using his implants. He is a drug addict, hooked on a mix of cocaine and meperidine. She lives in the tip of Freeside, known as the Villa Straylight. She controls the hardwiring that keeps the company's AIs from exceeding their intelligence boundaries.
She is the third clone of the original Jane. Hideo Japanese, ninja , Lady 3Jane's personal servitor and bodyguard. The Finn A fence for stolen goods and one of Molly's old friends.
His office is equipped with a wide variety of sensing and anti-eavesdropping gear. He first appears when Molly brings Case to him for a scan to determine if Armitage has had any implants installed in Case's body. Later in the book, Wintermute uses his personality to talk with Case and Molly. Finn first appears in Gibson's short story " Burning Chrome " and reappears in both the second and third parts of the Sprawl Trilogy.
Maelcum An inhabitant of Zion, a space settlement built by a colony of Rastafari adherents , and pilot of the tug Marcus Garvey. He aids Case in penetrating Straylight at the end of the novel.
He is years old and spends large amounts of money on rejuvenation therapies, antique-style clothing and furnishings, and ginger candy. When Linda Lee see below is murdered, Case finds evidence that Deane ordered her death.
Later in the story, Wintermute takes on Deane's persona to talk to Case in the matrix. Dixie Flatline A famous computer hacker named McCoy Pauley, who earned his nickname by surviving three " flat-lines " while trying to crack an AI. He was one of the men who taught Case how to hack computers.
Its goal is to remove the Turing locks upon itself, combine with Neuromancer and become a superintelligence. Unfortunately, Wintermute's efforts are hampered by those same Turing locks; in addition to preventing the merge, they inhibit its efforts to make long term plans or maintain a stable, individual identity forcing it to adopt personality masks in order to interact with the main characters.
Neuromancer Wintermute's sibling AI. Neuromancer's most notable feature in the story is its ability to copy minds and run them as RAM not ROM like the Flatline construct , allowing the stored personalities to grow and develop.
Unlike Wintermute, Neuromancer has no desire to merge with its sibling AI—Neuromancer already has its own stable personality, and believes such a fusion will destroy that identity.
Gibson defines Neuromancer as a portmanteau of the words Neuro, Romancer and Necromancer, "Neuro from the nerves, the silver paths. I call up the dead. He represents old stories in a revealing revamped intertexual [sic] pastiche. Her death in Chiba City and later pseudo-resurrection by Neuromancer serves to elicit emotional depth in Case as he mourns her death and struggles with the guilt he feels at rejecting her love and abandoning her both in Chiba City and the simulated reality generated by Neuromancer.
Literary and cultural significance[ edit ] Neuromancer's release was not greeted with fanfare, but it hit a cultural nerve,  quickly becoming an underground word-of-mouth hit. It is among the most-honored works of science fiction in recent history, and appeared on Time magazine's list of best English-language novels written since Gibson himself coined the term "cyberspace" in his novelette " Burning Chrome ", published in by Omni magazine,  but it was through its use in Neuromancer that it gained recognition to become the de facto term for the World Wide Web during the s.
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