History Literature / Neuromancer

28th Apr '16 10:32:46 PM KenKevinStriker
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A 1984 [[FilmNoir noir]] novel by Creator/WilliamGibson, and TropeCodifier for an entire generation of SciFi stories. '''''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''''' is the primary example of {{Cyberpunk}}, showcasing the cynical use of technology so characteristic of that genre. Most modern stories related to CyberPunk, CyberSpace and related tropes can be largely traced back to this one story. It is also the first of Gibson's famous ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'' (followed by ''Literature/CountZero'' and ''Literature/MonaLisaOverdrive'').

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A 1984 [[FilmNoir noir]] novel by Creator/WilliamGibson, and TropeCodifier for an entire generation of SciFi stories. '''''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''''' is the primary example of {{Cyberpunk}}, {{Cyberpunk}} alongside ''Film/BladeRunner'', showcasing the cynical use of technology so characteristic of that genre. Most modern stories related to CyberPunk, CyberSpace and related tropes can be largely traced back to this one story. It is also the first of Gibson's famous ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'' (followed by ''Literature/CountZero'' and ''Literature/MonaLisaOverdrive'').
16th Feb '16 1:00:52 PM ThePhantom
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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Almost. Case doesn't get much of a description[[note]]("tall, thin-shouldered, short dark hair" in a quick, read-too-quickly-and-you'll-miss-it moment late in the novel)[[/note]], though everyone else's is more detailed, Molly is fair skinned with black hair and clothing, with special lenses, Armitage has slicked back brown hair and a goatee, Riviera is blond with long hair, also swept back. Most of the important persons have defining traits, the only thing we are told of Case is that he's pale, has gray eyes and his skinny face, due the fact of his adiction and overall crappy life. Most illustrations gave him dark hair. Though, there are some in which he's blond.

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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Almost. Case doesn't get much of a description[[note]]("tall, thin-shouldered, short dark hair" in a quick, read-too-quickly-and-you'll-miss-it moment late in the novel)[[/note]], though everyone else's is more detailed, detailed; Molly is fair skinned with black hair and clothing, with special lenses, Armitage has slicked back brown hair and a goatee, Riviera is blond with long hair, also swept back. Most of the important persons have defining traits, the only thing main things we are told of Case is that he's pale, has gray eyes and his skinny face, due the fact of his adiction addiction and overall crappy life. Most illustrations gave him dark hair. Though, there are some in which he's blond.
16th Feb '16 12:59:21 PM ThePhantom
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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Case never gets a description, everyone does, Molly is fair skinned with black hair and clothing, with special lenses, Armitage has slicked back brown hair and a goatee, Riviera is blond with long hair, also swept back. Most of the important persons have defining traits, the only thing we are told of Case is that he's pale, has gray eyes and his skinny face, due the fact of his adiction and overall crappy life. Most illustrations gave him dark hair. Though, there are some in which he's blond.

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* FeaturelessProtagonist: Almost. Case never gets doesn't get much of a description, description[[note]]("tall, thin-shouldered, short dark hair" in a quick, read-too-quickly-and-you'll-miss-it moment late in the novel)[[/note]], though everyone does, else's is more detailed, Molly is fair skinned with black hair and clothing, with special lenses, Armitage has slicked back brown hair and a goatee, Riviera is blond with long hair, also swept back. Most of the important persons have defining traits, the only thing we are told of Case is that he's pale, has gray eyes and his skinny face, due the fact of his adiction and overall crappy life. Most illustrations gave him dark hair. Though, there are some in which he's blond.
21st Jan '16 7:43:40 PM Exxolon
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A 1984 [[FilmNoir noir]] novel by Creator/WilliamGibson, and TropeCodifier for an entire generation of SciFi stories. ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' is the primary example of {{Cyberpunk}}, showcasing the cynical use of technology so characteristic of that genre. Most modern stories related to CyberPunk, CyberSpace and related tropes can be largely traced back to this one story. It is also the first of Gibson's famous ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'' (followed by ''Literature/CountZero'' and ''Literature/MonaLisaOverdrive'').

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A 1984 [[FilmNoir noir]] novel by Creator/WilliamGibson, and TropeCodifier for an entire generation of SciFi stories. ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'' '''''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}''''' is the primary example of {{Cyberpunk}}, showcasing the cynical use of technology so characteristic of that genre. Most modern stories related to CyberPunk, CyberSpace and related tropes can be largely traced back to this one story. It is also the first of Gibson's famous ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy'' (followed by ''Literature/CountZero'' and ''Literature/MonaLisaOverdrive'').
29th Dec '15 2:30:37 PM TheMightyHeptagon
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* ContinuityNod: To some of Gibson's earlier short stories. Bobby Quine of "Burning Chrome" is stated to have been one of Case's mentors, and Molly once talks about her old friend [[Film/JohnnyMnemonic Johnny]] who eventually met a sticky end.

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* ContinuityNod: To some of Gibson's earlier short stories. Bobby Quine of "Burning Chrome" is stated to have been one of Case's mentors, and Molly once talks about her old friend [[Film/JohnnyMnemonic Johnny]] who eventually met a sticky end.end, and RecurringCharacter "The Finn" (first introduced in "Burning Chrome" as Bobby and Jack's FriendInTheBlackMarket) puts in an appearance. There are also the obligatory references to [[WorldWarIII the Third World War]], which was first hinted at in "Burning Chrome" and "Johnny Mnemonic".[[note]] Automatic Jack supposedly lost his arm in the war, and Jones the Dolphin was developed by the Navy to detect Russian mines.[[/note]]



* {{EMP}}: The Russian military protects their [=AIs=] with EMP weapons, which destroyed the unit of Colonel Willis Corto (Armitage). Also, EMP bombs are built into all [=AIs=]: in case of rampant self-extention, break glass to break the [=AI=].

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* {{EMP}}: The Russian military protects their [=AIs=] with EMP weapons, which destroyed the unit of Colonel Willis Corto (Armitage).Corto's unit. Also, EMP bombs are built into all [=AIs=]: in case of rampant self-extention, break glass to break the [=AI=].



** "Operation Screaming Fist" arguably counts as one. With all the tantalizing references to it, it seems like it will be crucial to the mission in some way. As it turns out, the only important thing about it is [[spoiler: that it drove Armitage/Willis Corto insane, allowing Wintermute to use him as a puppet and create the illusion that he was in control]].

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** "Operation Screaming Fist" arguably counts as one.Fist". With all the tantalizing references to it, it seems like it will be crucial to the mission in some way. As it turns out, the only important thing about it is [[spoiler: that it drove Armitage/Willis Corto insane, allowing Wintermute to use him as a puppet and create the illusion that he was in control]].
21st Nov '15 8:41:36 PM Yozzy
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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The United States ''may'' have [[HilariousInHindsight lost the Cold War through economic collapse]]...it's not really clear what happened. Nuclear weapons were used on Bonn and perhaps elsewhere, but it is unclear why; a full-scale exchange seems to have been averted and there is no mention of a Communist threat anywhere.

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* TheGreatPoliticsMessUp: The United States ''may'' have cause isn't too clear, but ''maybe'' [[HilariousInHindsight the United States may have lost the Cold War through economic collapse]]...it's not really clear what happened. Nuclear weapons were used on Bonn and perhaps elsewhere, but it is unclear why; a full-scale exchange seems to have been averted and there is no mention of a Communist threat anywhere.



* ImmuneToDrugs: Case's failing liver is altered to make him incapable of metabolizing cocaine or amphetamines. It is one way to cure an addiction. However, he can still take drugs that go directly to the brain, which he inevitably does.

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* ImmuneToDrugs: Case's failing liver is altered to make him incapable of metabolizing cocaine or amphetamines. It is one way ''one way'' to cure an addiction. However, he can still take drugs that go directly to the brain, which he inevitably does.
15th Nov '15 10:50:48 AM WarriorsGate
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* ShoutOut:
** The scene where Armitage ropes Case into the operation is blatantly based on a similar scene in ''Film/EscapeFromNewYork''.
** Molly is referred to as "Steppin Razor" by the Rastafarians, a clear reference to the reggae song by Joe Higgs.
16th Oct '15 4:04:11 PM gloopgloopgloop
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* WeCanRebuildHim: [[spoiler: Armitage/Corto]] is rebuilt [[spoiler: both in body and personality]] after Operation Screaming Fist. Unfortunately the [[spoiler: personality]] [[ShellShockedVeteran doesn't]] [[DrivenToSuicide last]].
16th Oct '15 3:34:28 PM gloopgloopgloop
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* SpellMyNameWithAThe: The Finn.
13th Oct '15 5:34:08 PM Gregzilla
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* CreativeSterility: Discussed by Case and the Dixie Flatline ROM:

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* CreativeSterility: The Dixie Flatline ROM can't really learn or create (it's shown earlier that his memory wipes back to its default state when he's turned off and back on). In fact, his predictability is why Neuromancer tries to take out Case first. Discussed by Case and the Dixie Flatline ROM:



::[[FridgeLogic It makes sense]] that as a ROM construct, Dixie can't really learn or create (it's shown earlier that his memory wipes back to its default state when he's turned off and back on). In fact, his predictability is why Neuromancer tries to take out Case first.
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