Burning Chrome short story collection Gibson's early writings are generally near-future stories about the influences of cybernetics and cyberspace computer-simulated reality technology on the human race. His themes of hi-tech shanty townsrecorded or broadcast stimulus later to be developed into the "sim-stim" package featured so heavily in Neuromancerand dystopic intermingling of technology and humanity, are already evident in his first published short story, "Fragments of a Hologram Rose", in the Summer issue of Unearth.
I finally get it I have seen the light and understanding has dawned.
I came to it after having read several of its prolific spawn and decided it was time to visit the source code. I viewed the novel within the narrow confines of the world that it had created and completely missed its true magic.
I saw the novel through the fog of my faulty preconceptions.
I saw this as a novel for the cyberspacially erudite, and those not coded for the new paradigm were to be left behind in the trash heap of history along with the abacus and the printed word. For those who have had a similar reaction to this book, you It missed the point entirely.
William Gibson was more techno-stupid than techno-proficient and his interpretation of the interpretation of the future was the vision of an artist not an engineer. In fact, the few areas where Gibson had any knowledge about what he was writing are the areas that have become the most anachronistic.
What Gibson did see Increased dependance on technology, increased detachment among individuals and a blurring of lines between nations. And all of this led to that central, crystalizing vision of cyberspace, artificial intelligence and the world wide web.
WOW, sorry for waxing on so long, but like I said, I am the newly converted. Our protagonist, Case, is an amoral, ex-cyber cowboy i. They damaged his nervous system with a wartime Russian mycotoxin. Strapped to a bed in a Memphis hotel, his talent burning out micron by micron, he hallucinated for thirty hours.
The damage was minute, subtle, and utterly effective. Since his involuntary exile from the matrix, Case has become self-destructive and suicidal and is hell bent on shuffling off this mortal coil but is unwilling or unable to accomplish the task himself.
A year here and he still dreamed of cyberspace, hope fading nightly. Just another hustler, trying to make it through. That is the "hero" of our little tale. That is really the basic set up though it gives you less than a hint of the real flavor of the book.
That is really a bare bones description of the plot, but there are so many well crafted summaries floating around that I wanted to stick mainly with commentary.
His prose is slick and jagged like a serrated knife; beautiful, breezy and hard-edged. His verse is color of gunmetal and electricity and the texture of anger spilling on a meadow of dashed hope and unearned rewards.
It is as much about mood as it is about message. The drug hit him like an express train, a white-hot column of light mounting his spine from the region of his prostate, illuminating the sutures of his skull with x-rays of short-circuited sexual energy.William Gibson’s first novel, Neuromancer, won the Hugo Award, the Nebula Award, and the Philip K.
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William Gibson was born on November 13, in Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. He was a writer, known for The Miracle Worker (), Playhouse 90 () and Two for the Seesaw ().
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