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* {{Dreamville}}: After Turner gets blown up in the beginning, he spends a few months in a simulation of a suburban New England childhood while undergoing surgery.


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''Count Zero'' is the 1986 sequel to Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', and the second book in the ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy''. While not as well known as ''Neuromancer'', it's still an excellent read.

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''Count Zero'' is the 1986 sequel to Creator/WilliamGibson's ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', and the second book in the ''Literature/SprawlTrilogy''. While not as well known as ''Neuromancer'', it's still an excellent read.considered by many Gibson fans to be even better.


* WholePlotReference: The turf war between the Gothicks and the Kasuals involves a group of misfits of varying social classes pitted against the very preppy Kasuals - quite a bit like the conflict between the Greasers and Socs in S.E. Hinton's Literature/TheOutsiders.

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* WholePlotReference: The turf war between the Gothicks and the Kasuals involves a group of misfits of varying social classes pitted against the very preppy Kasuals - quite a bit like the conflict between the Greasers and Socs in S.E. Hinton's Literature/TheOutsiders.''Literature/TheOutsiders''.


* WholePlotReference: The turf war between the Gothicks and the Kasuals involves a group of misfits of varying social classes pitted against the very preppy Kasuals - quite a bit like the conflict between the Greasers and Socs in S.E. Hinton's {{The Outsiders}}.

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* WholePlotReference: The turf war between the Gothicks and the Kasuals involves a group of misfits of varying social classes pitted against the very preppy Kasuals - quite a bit like the conflict between the Greasers and Socs in S.E. Hinton's {{The Outsiders}}.Literature/TheOutsiders.

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* {{Goth}}: The Gothicks, unsurprisingly, have a casual goth aesthetic involving black trenchcoats and makeup.


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* WholePlotReference: The turf war between the Gothicks and the Kasuals involves a group of misfits of varying social classes pitted against the very preppy Kasuals - quite a bit like the conflict between the Greasers and Socs in S.E. Hinton's {{The Outsiders}}.


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* BrainUploading: [[spoiler: Virek's]] ultimate goal. He seeks out [[spoiler: the boxmaker]] on the assumption that will serve as a missing link between AI and a transferred human intelligence.
** Justified by his status in the world. Given his [[spoiler: vast wealth and lack of an heir,]] his death would cause chaos in the world economy. An immortal uploaded intelligence, on the other hand...
* BrickJoke: The very first chapter mentions that Turner's reconstruction involved a set of genitals purchased from the open market. In the epilogue, Turner's son asks why he doesn't look like his dad.


* EarnYourHappyEnding: While the novel's two epilogue chapters provide endings for all of the main characters (Marly [[spoiler: appears to have done well for herself, even though this is only mentioned in passing]], Bobby and Angie [[spoiler: find happines in each other's arms, but theirs really turns out to be a [[TheEndOrIsIt fake ending]], since their stories are continued in ''Literature/{{Mona Lisa Overdrive}}'']]), only [[spoiler: Turner's]] ending is a genuinely happy one, with him finding love in his [[spoiler: late brother's girlfriend]] and founding a family. He's also the character who arguably had to suffer the most throughout the novel, with pretty much everything he attempted having in one way or another.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: While the novel's two epilogue chapters provide endings for all of the main characters (Marly [[spoiler: appears to have done well for herself, even though this is only mentioned in passing]], Bobby and Angie [[spoiler: find happines in each other's arms, but theirs really turns out to be a [[TheEndOrIsIt fake ending]], since their stories are continued in ''Literature/{{Mona Lisa Overdrive}}'']]), only [[spoiler: Turner's]] ending is a genuinely happy one, with him finding love in his [[spoiler: late brother's girlfriend]] and founding a family. He's also the character who arguably had to suffer the most throughout the novel, with pretty much everything he attempted having gone awry in one way or another.


* EarnYourHappyEnding: While the novel's two epilogue chapters provide endings for all of the main characters (Marley [[spoiler: appears to have done well for herself, even though this is only mentioned in passing]], Bobby and Angie [[spoiler: find happines in each other's arms, but theirs really turns out to be a [[TheEndOrIsIt fake ending]], since their stories are continued in ''Literature/{{Mona Lisa Overdrive}}'']]), only [[spoiler: Turner's]] ending is a genuinely happy one, with him finding love in his [[spoiler: late brother's girlfriend]] and founding a family. He's also the character who arguably had to suffer the most throughout the novel, with pretty much everything he attempted having in one way or another.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: While the novel's two epilogue chapters provide endings for all of the main characters (Marley (Marly [[spoiler: appears to have done well for herself, even though this is only mentioned in passing]], Bobby and Angie [[spoiler: find happines in each other's arms, but theirs really turns out to be a [[TheEndOrIsIt fake ending]], since their stories are continued in ''Literature/{{Mona Lisa Overdrive}}'']]), only [[spoiler: Turner's]] ending is a genuinely happy one, with him finding love in his [[spoiler: late brother's girlfriend]] and founding a family. He's also the character who arguably had to suffer the most throughout the novel, with pretty much everything he attempted having in one way or another.


* EarnYourHappyEnding: While the novel's two epilogue chapters provide endings for all of the main characters (Marley [[spoiler: appears to have done well for herself, even though this is only mentioned in passing]], Bobby and Angie [[spoiler: find happines in each other's arms, but theirs really turns out to be a [[TheEndOrIsIt fake ending]], since their stories are continued in ''Literature/{{Mona Lisa Overdrive}}]]), only [[spoiler: Turner's]] ending is a genuinely happy one, with him finding love in his [[spoiler: late brother's girlfriend]] and founding a family. He's also the character who arguably had to suffer the most throughout the novel, with pretty much everything he attempts going awry in one way or another.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: While the novel's two epilogue chapters provide endings for all of the main characters (Marley [[spoiler: appears to have done well for herself, even though this is only mentioned in passing]], Bobby and Angie [[spoiler: find happines in each other's arms, but theirs really turns out to be a [[TheEndOrIsIt fake ending]], since their stories are continued in ''Literature/{{Mona Lisa Overdrive}}]]), Overdrive}}'']]), only [[spoiler: Turner's]] ending is a genuinely happy one, with him finding love in his [[spoiler: late brother's girlfriend]] and founding a family. He's also the character who arguably had to suffer the most throughout the novel, with pretty much everything he attempts going awry attempted having in one way or another.

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* EarnYourHappyEnding: While the novel's two epilogue chapters provide endings for all of the main characters (Marley [[spoiler: appears to have done well for herself, even though this is only mentioned in passing]], Bobby and Angie [[spoiler: find happines in each other's arms, but theirs really turns out to be a [[TheEndOrIsIt fake ending]], since their stories are continued in ''Literature/{{Mona Lisa Overdrive}}]]), only [[spoiler: Turner's]] ending is a genuinely happy one, with him finding love in his [[spoiler: late brother's girlfriend]] and founding a family. He's also the character who arguably had to suffer the most throughout the novel, with pretty much everything he attempts going awry in one way or another.


* HollywoodVoodoo: Averted. Beauvoir and co. are normal (if rather superstitious) people who happen to follow the voodoo religion.

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* HollywoodVoodoo: Averted. Beauvoir and co. his associates are normal normal, quietly religious (if rather superstitious) people who happen whose religion just happens to follow the voodoo religion.be Voudon.


* ContinuityNod: There's quite a few references to the fate of the Tessier-Ashpools following the events of ''Neuromancer'', and The Finn gives a quick recap of [[{{Neuromancer}} the Straylight run]] for Bobby and Lucas, though he doesn't mention Case, Molly, or Armitage by name.

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* ContinuityNod: There's quite a few references to the fate of the Tessier-Ashpools following the events of ''Neuromancer'', and The Finn gives a quick recap of [[{{Neuromancer}} [[Literature/{{Neuromancer}} the Straylight run]] for Bobby and Lucas, though he doesn't mention Case, Molly, or Armitage by name.



* RecurringCharacter: The Finn is the only character to appear in both ''Count Zero'' and ''{{Neuromancer}}'', though he only has a minor role in each.

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* RecurringCharacter: The Finn is the only character to appear in both ''Count Zero'' and ''{{Neuromancer}}'', ''Literature/{{Neuromancer}}'', though he only has a minor role in each.

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** Jammer actually talks about Quine and Automatic Jack's run on Blue Lights, and states that Jack built his custom deck.

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