For use when referring to the sci-fi 1984 novel by William Gibson about a hacker being hired to pull off the ultimate hack. The first of the Sprawl Trilogy.

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How much time passes between the beginning of Neuromancer and Case visiting the Chatsubo near the end of the book?

When he decides to call back in there, Ratz acts like he doesn't recognise him and shows complete indifference. I am wondering how much time has passed at that point, or if in fact there is some ...
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Neuromancer: What is the “sprawl”?

In William Gibson's novel Neuromancer the word "sprawl" is often used, which is also reflected in the title "Sprawl Trilogy". My problem is that I am reading the German translation of the book, but ...
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Origin of word “matrix” used to describe a virtual reality environment?

What's the origin of the word "Matrix" used as either a name or a description of a virtual reality environment? The best known example is of course from the film of the same name, and it's widely ...
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Why doesn't Neuromancer want to merge with Wintermute?

In William Gibson's novel Neuromancer, we come to learn that the final heist at Villa Straylight, and the events leading up to it, have largely been orchestrated by the artificial intelligence ...
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Should I read Count Zero before Mona Lisa Overdrive?

I loved Neuromancer and want to look into going forward in the series. I happen to have Mona Lisa Overdrive. Should I wait until I have read Count Zero, or is it "safe" to read Mona Lisa Overdrive ...
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What is the meaning of wasps nest symbolism from Neuromancer?

What is the meaning of wasps nest symbolism from Neuromancer ? When Case had some mental problems he recalled a memory of a broken wasps nest a few times.
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What is the password at the end of Neuromancer?

I just finished William Gibson's Neuromancer and I'm still puzzled by the famous password that Lady 3Jane is the only one to know, the password needed to remove the restraining bolt on Wintermute. ...