Andrew Breese

Musings of a professional geek

Neuromancer is 30 years old today

SoyletNews gave me a great tidbit of random trivia – the novel Neuromancer by William Gibson is 30 years old today. I remember reading this book when it came out and being totally dazzled by the concepts (don’t guess my age please, it’s not polite). Gibson wrote substance which resonated for decades, and is still pseduo-relevant even after so many other fantastic authors have launched further from his base.

Thank you Mr Gibson, the work is darn appreciated.

About these ads

3 responses to “Neuromancer is 30 years old today

  1. Joachim Boaz July 3, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    Have you read K. W. Jeter’s Dr. Adder? If publishers didn’t postpone publishing the work until the 80s it would have been the first “cyberpunk” novel — recommended.

    It will make you feel a tad younger because it was originally written in the 70s!

  2. typhoonandrew July 4, 2014 at 10:25 am

    Nope, never read that – but now googling to find it. Thank you for the heads-up!

  3. Joachim Boaz July 4, 2014 at 10:27 am

    It’s, shall we say, dark and rather perverse. Hence why it wasn’t published until the 80s!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 221 other followers

%d bloggers like this: