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10 Reddit comments about Neuromancer:

u/DarthContinent · 48 pointsr/AskReddit

Neuromancer, by William Gibson, with Rebecca Romjin or (someone with the looks of) Megan Fox (who can act) as Molly, Jude Law or Callum Blue as Case, who knows who else.

u/DUG1138 · 15 pointsr/books
u/APeopleShouldKnow · 7 pointsr/scifi

If you haven't read the books I list below, I'll be honest, I'm envious of you because you have an amazing experience that you can unlock for the first time. These are all great, core science-fiction reads.

  • For hard sci-fi involving space travel and life beyond earth (or at least the machines of life beyond earth), Rendezvous with Rama is highly recommended. It's by Clarke--one of the three members of the sci-fi triumvirate (along with Asimov and Bradbury)--and it's regarded as a major contribution to the hard sci-fi subgenre.

  • You also, of course, must read the Foundation Series, starting with the original first book, Foundation. At the very least, I implore you, read the first trilogy. Again, it's by one of the three members of the sci-fi triumvirate (Asimov); many hold it as the greatest science fiction series in the history of the written genre, particularly if you are also a history buff.(End note 1)

  • You should also read Neuromancer by William Gibson. This book more or less is responsible for the true existence of the cyberpunk subgenre of literary science fiction. It's a great read, with strong, memorable writing; its influence is everywhere--you see a dark corner, a towering city, a computerized "grid," or a techy disutopia in a science fiction piece? You can at least partially thank Gibson.

    End Notes

    End Note 1: Word of warning: it does great storytelling, epic scope, fascinating science, great battles and conflicts very well; but it isn't very high up on dialogue, emotion-based narrative, that sort of thing--it isn't hard sci-fi per se but it has a bit of that feel; so, although most people love it, once in a while you'll run into a sci-fi fan for whom the series just isn't their cup of tea.
u/HedgehogBC · 3 pointsr/Shadowrun

Read Neuromancer by William Gibson. It is not officially Shadowrun, but that book is the precursor to all things Cyberpunk, and it introduces the concepts of decking, the Matrix being something you go into, cyberware, etc.

As for straight up Shadowrun stuff, I'd almost just go and buy the 20th Anniversary rpg book anyway. Even if you never play the game, the fluff, art, and even the stats for some of the stuff is worth the price of admission. (To be fair though, I have a bookshelf of rpg books that I have never played, so your mileage may vary.)

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/AskReddit

The Sprawl Trilogy audiobooks by William Gibson. You wont regret it ;)

u/LostInAustin · 2 pointsr/geek

Characters from neuromancer.

  • case: linux box
  • molly: windows gaming rig
  • riviera: laptop
  • finn: netbook
u/Hopontopofus · 1 pointr/scifi

Bradbury is a good choice for neophytes in general because he is so accessible. He hardly ever deals with the nuts-and-bolts of the technology. He's more interested in how it affects human culture and relationships. For some readers this makes for a gentler introduction to sci-fi concepts.

After they're hooked, give them something like "Neuromancer" or "Angel Station" and watch their minds blow :)

u/monkey3 · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Might I suggest Mars by Ben Bova, The Gunslinger By Stephen King, The Plague Of The Dead by Z.A. Recht, Neuromancer by William Gibson and Demon Haunted World by Carl Sagan. I wanted to keep going, but I was getting too excited recommending books.