Questions tagged [sprawl-trilogy]

The Sprawl Trilogy refers to the series of cyberpunk sci-fi written by William Gibson. The series contains the books Neuromancer, Mona Lisa Overdrive, and Count Zero. The term is also used to refer to the universe found in those books, which is also seen in some short stories by the same author (e.g. Johnny Mnemonic, Burning Chrome, etc.).

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Is anything known about the entity in the Centauri system that the matrix was talking to?

At the very end of Neuromancer the matrix (the AI combination of Wintermute and Neuromancer isn't given a name) says that it's talking with another AI in "Centauri system." The end of Mona Lisa ...
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What is the difference between a Hosaka, Ono-Sendai, and a "deck"?

In Neuromancer, Gibson uses the terms Hosaka, Ono-Sendai, and "deck" interchangeably. The Ono-Sendai is a "matrix simulator" and the Hosaka is a computer. The "deck" is slang for one of the items, but ...
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Was "Pale Blue Eyes" an inspiration for "Burning Chrome"?

Neil Gaiman, in a piece for Lou Reed written for The Guardian in 2013 and reprinted in his non-fiction collection The View from the Cheap Seats, writes: I would see Lou's songs surface in the ...
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Are there other effects of the mycotoxin besides preventing to access the cyberspace?

In the Neuromancer, Case got infected with a mycotoxin, which damaged his brain and prevents him to access the cyberspace. Strapped to a bed in a Memphis hotel, his talent burning out micron by ...
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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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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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In Gibson's Sprawl trilogy, why did Wintermute split itself into the different Loas?

Neuromancer is one of my favorite novels due to its evocative prose, and vivid descriptions. However, I feel like sometimes I can't quite figure out some details. One thing that has puzzled me is why ...
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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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