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The philosophy of cyberpunk, the movement that Gibson's early books kicked off, is most explicitly stated in "The Gernsbach Continuum," with its rejection of the '30s ideal of a future of flying cars and shining cities. But the real meat of this collection is found in those stories where Gibson involves us with the people who inhabit his world. The technical boy of "Johnny Mnemonic" and the thief-turned-game-player of "Dogfight" (cowritten with Michael Swanwick) would be right at home on the same streets. Most intense and more enigmatic is the recording engineer of "The Winter Market," who is overwhelmingly attracted to and repulsed by the greatest artist he ever worked with. Still, "Burning Chrome," with its tale of vengeance and high-stakes theft, remains the centerpiece of this collection. Read it and you will know why William Gibson became and remains one of the top writers in science fiction. --Greg L. Johnson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This books shows the range of the writer. making it clear he can incorperate technology into various theams and plots from the simple, red star orbit. to the rose continum. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by deth Okay
All of the stories in this brief collection were astounding. Never very involved with hard science, opting more for dark, intense noir shaded by futuristic technology, Gibson... Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by R. Sundquist
Look I know this book has a new cover, well it's had a few, the one I read had a different cover to the old mass market paperback too. Read morePublished on Aug. 31 2003 by Rachael Ekaf
A lot of people who read Gibson bash his writing because of the superficial nature of his characters. They're missing the point. Read morePublished on July 10 2003 by "excalibur_42"
I rather enjoyed this collection of stories, although I think Neuromancer is still his best work. I keep rereading it because everytime I see Johnny Mnemonic on TV, I want wipe... Read morePublished on June 12 2003 by P. Callaway
This is the worst collection of short stories ever written. William Gibson invented the word Cyberspace and it seems he is at a rush to use it so he can tell the people who publish... Read morePublished on May 12 2003 by James N Simpson
William Gibson's creative genius shines through in this collection of short stories which hold much more variation and much more bold innovation than most of his novels. Read morePublished on April 30 2003 by Christopher M. Jones
A collection of short stories that exceed Neuromancer as pieces of writing. This is the work that defined Neuromancer and Gibson's cyberpunk world. Read morePublished on April 21 2002 by Max