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Neuromancer inspired The Wachowskis?

Novel by William Gibson

Do you watch movies and a bibliophile too?

The Wachowskis when they were making The Matrix, was inspired by this book.

His iconic cyberpunk novel gave the word “matrix” which has now entered the geek vocabulary.

The Matrix was set in a future in which AI beings have enslaved humanity to harvest their bio-electric power to run a huge scale simulated reality to keep them unaware of the actual reality.

Let us talk about Neuromancer!

It was crafted in the year 1984 as a science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson.

  • It is one of the best-known works in the cyberpunk genre.
  • the only novel to win 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.

A washed-up computer hacker, Henry Dorsett Case is hired for one last job which brings him up against a powerful artificial intelligence.

Once a talented computer hacker, Henry Case was caught stealing from his employer. Case’s central nervous system was damaged with a mycotoxin as punishment leaving him unable to access the global computer network in cyberspace, a virtual reality dataspace called the “MATRIX

Isn’t it interesting! Now, those who have already watched the film can expect more from this book and I bet they would get it.

Let me introduce to you few characters from the book.

Molly (Molly Millions): A “Razorgirl”

Trinity
Fictional character

Armitage: the main patron of the crew

Morpheus
Fictional character

Case (Henry Dorsett Case): The novel’s antihero, a drug addict and cyberspace hacker.

Neo
Fictional character

Neuromancer

Gibson later commented on himself as an author circa Neuromancer that,

“I’d buy him a drink, but I don’t know if I’d loan him any money,”

Gibson referred to the novel as “an adolescent’s book“.

The success of Neuromancer was to affect the 35-year-old Gibson’s emergence from obscurity.

So, what are you waiting for! Grab your copy of this book and feel the Matrix