A Deep Dive into William Gibson’s Neuromancer #cyberpunk
I have to admit, when someone pointed me to this 5-part series of a guy analyzing William Gibson’s Neuromancer, I thought I’d hate it. But it’s actually pretty darn good.
There are definitely things I would quibble with (e.g. his description of what constitutes “post-cyberpunk”), but all in all, rock solid. It’s obviously just one person’s description and interpretation of the book, but he does an excellent job laying it all out and trying to make sense of what it all means. There were many details of the book that I had forgotten about.
The series also serves as a bit of a crash course in cyberpunk tropes which appear in much of the genre to follow (e.g. Trinity in The Matrix being an obvious homage to Molly Millions).
For those wanting a refresher or those who’ve recently read Neuromancer and want to thoughtful recap, or those looking to be convinced the book is still worth you’re time, check out this series (though, if you’re the latter, don’t go beyond Part 1 — and there will be some spoilers there as well).
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