SIGNED Neuromancer William Gibson 1st edition 1st printing. This is the very first HARDCOVER EDITION of this classic book ever published. The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel. True First Hardcover Edition & First UK Edition, after the paperback original, of the defining novel of the'cyberpunk' genre, Signed by William Gibson on the FFEP on a linen bookplate. A nice copy of this Nebula, Hugo and Philip K.
Dick Award winner in blue cloth, gilt titles to the spine in a near fine dustwrapper. Gunn, The New Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction.
100 Best Science Fiction Novels. Of the three or four modern cornerstone SF novels of the 20th century that will stay top-of-mind for the foreseeable future, Neuromancer along with Dune, Stranger In A Strange Land & Do Androids Dream lead the way. A highspot and cornerstone of any rare science fiction book collection. VG+++ or better Book in a solid VG+ to Near Fine DJ.
The book has no writing in it. There is a slight spine lean.The outer text block is somewhat dirty or dusted. All 4 corners are relatively sharp. The DJ is almost near fine. This is a original 1st issue dust jacket with the correct issue price. The original price of 8.95 pounds GBP is intact. This is not a "married jacket". Neuromancer is a 1984 novel by William Gibson, a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and the first winner of the science-fiction "triple crown"the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. It was Gibson's debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack. Before Neuromancer, Gibson had written several short stories for prominent science fiction periodicalsmostly noir countercultural narratives concerning low-life protagonists in near-future encounters with cyberspace. The themes he developed in this early short fiction, the Sprawl setting of "Burning Chrome" (1982), and the character of Molly Millions from "Johnny Mnemonic" (1981) laid the foundations for the novel. [sic] It turns out to be just a throwaway line, but for a moment it worked like the best SF, where a casual reference can imply a lot. " The novel's street and computer slang dialogue derives from the vocabulary of subcultures, particularly "1969 Toronto dope dealer's slang, or biker talk. Gibson heard the term "flatlining" in a bar around twenty years before writing Neuromancer and it stuck with him. Author Robert Stone, a "master of a certain kind of paranoid fiction", was a primary influence on the novel. The term "Screaming Fist" was taken from the song of the same name by Toronto punk rock band The Viletones. Neuromancer was commissioned by Terry Carr for the second series of Ace Science Fiction Specials, which was intended to exclusively feature debut novels.
Given a year to complete the work, Gibson undertook the actual writing out of "blind animal panic" at the obligation to write an entire novela feat which he felt he was "four or five years away from". After viewing the first 20 minutes of landmark cyberpunk film Blade Runner (1982), which was released when Gibson had written a third of the novel, he figured [Neuromancer] was sunk, done for. Everyone would assume Id copped my visual texture from this astonishingly fine-looking film. " He re-wrote the first two-thirds of the book 12 times, feared losing the reader's attention and was convinced that he would be "permanently shamed following its publication; yet what resulted was seen as a major imaginative leap forward for a first-time novelist.He added the final sentence of the novel, "He never saw Molly again", at the last minute in a deliberate attempt to prevent himself from ever writing a sequel, but ended up doing precisely that with Count Zero (1986), a character-focused work set in the Sprawl alluded to in its predecessor. The item "SIGNED Neuromancer William Gibson First Edition 1st Printing 1984 NOT EXLIB! UK" is in sale since Tuesday, May 03, 2016.
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