Neuromancer by William Gibson was the 4th official Sword and Laser Book Club selection.

Reading period: Jan 23, 2008 - Mar 27, 2008

How/Why was this book chosen:

It was decided to choose a Cyperpunk Genre Sci-Fi Book. It won a poll of book club members from:

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep by Philip K. Dick

Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson

Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson

Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger

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Neuromancer by William GibsonEdit

The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus- hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace . . .

Case had been the sharpest data-thief in the business, until vengeful former employees crippled his nervous system. But now a new and very mysterious employer recruits him for a last-chance run. The target: an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence orbiting Earth in service of the sinister Tessier-Ashpool business clan. With a dead man riding shotgun and Molly, mirror-eyed street-samurai, to watch his back, Case embarks on an adventure that ups the ante on an entire genre of fiction.

Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancerranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the century's most potent visions of the future.