Case (Henry Dorsett Case) is the protagonist of Neuromancer, William Gibson's first novel, and first installment of the Sprawl Trilogy. An antihero, Case is introduced as a drug addict and cyberspace hacker. However, the character does get a mention in the final book, Mona Lisa. Henry Dorsett Case is a main character from William Gibson's Neuromancer. He is a console cowboy, who was making a living using cyberspace to carry out lucrative crime until he defrauded a client. His drug use makes him paranoid, and his desperation grows as his deals start falling. Neuromancer is a science fiction novel by American-Canadian writer William Gibson. Henry Dorsett Case is a low-level hustler in the dystopian underworld of Chiba City, Japan. Once a talented computer hacker, Case was caught.
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Wintermute housed in a computer mainframe in Berne, Switzerland was programmed by the Tessier-Ashpools with a need to merge with its other half, Neuromancer whose physical mainframe is installed in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Unable to achieve this merger on its own, Wintermute recruited Armitage and his team to help complete the goal. Case is tasked with entering cyberspace to pierce the Turing-imposed software barriers using a powerful icebreaker program.
Wintermute believes Riviera will pose an irresistible temptation to her, and that she will give him the password. The password must be spoken into an ornate computer terminal located in Villa Straylight, and entered simultaneously as Case pierces the software barriers in cyberspace—otherwise the Turing lock will remain intact. Armitage's team attracts the attention of the Turing Police, whose job is to prevent AIs from exceeding their built-in limitations.
As Molly and Riviera gain entrance to Villa Straylight, three Turing officers arrest Case and take him into custody; Wintermute manipulates the orbital casino's security and maintenance systems and kills the officers, allowing Case to escape.
Armitage's personality starts to disintegrate and revert to the Corto personality as he relives Screaming Fist. It is revealed that Wintermute had originally contacted Corto through a bedside computer during his original psychotherapy, eventually convincing Corto that he was Armitage.
Finally, Corto breaks through the remains of the Armitage personality, but he is uncontrollable, and Wintermute kills him by ejecting him through an airlock into space. Worried about Molly and operating under orders from Wintermute, Case tracks her down with help from Maelcum, his Rastafarian pilot. Neuromancer attempts to trap Case within a cyber-construct where he finds the consciousness of Linda Lee, his girlfriend from Chiba City, who was murdered by one of Case's underworld contacts.
Case manages to escape after Maelcum gives him an overdose of a drug that can bypass his augmented liver and pancreas. Riviera blinds Hideo with a concentrated laser pulse from his projector implant, but flees when he learns that the ninja is just as adept without his sight.
Molly then explains to Case that Riviera is doomed anyway, as he has been fatally poisoned by his drugs, which she had spiked with a lethal toxin to ensure he would never survive the mission, regardless of the outcome. With Lady 3Jane in possession of the password, the team makes it to the computer terminal. Case enters cyberspace to guide the icebreaker to penetrate its target; Lady 3Jane is induced to give up her password, and the lock is opened.
Wintermute unites with Neuromancer, fusing into a superconsciousness. The poison in Case's bloodstream is washed out, and he, Molly, and Maelcum are profusely paid for their efforts, while Pauley's ROM construct is apparently erased, at his own request.
In the epilogue, Molly leaves Case. Case finds a new girlfriend, resumes his hacking work, and spends his earnings from the mission replacing his internal organs. Scanning old recorded transmissions from the s, the super-AI finds an AI transmitting from the Alpha Centauri star system. In the matrix, Case hears inhuman laughter, a trait associated with Pauley during Case's work with his ROM construct, thus suggesting that Pauley was not erased after all, but instead transformed and exists in the matrix.
In the end, while logged into the matrix, Case catches a glimpse of himself, his dead girlfriend Linda Lee, and Neuromancer. The implication of the sighting is that Neuromancer created a copy of Case's consciousness. The copy of Case's consciousness now exists with that of Linda's and Pauley's, in the matrix. As promised there has been change, but what that change means is left ambiguous. Neuromancer ' s release was not greeted with fanfare, but it hit a cultural nerve,  quickly becoming an underground word-of-mouth hit.
It is among the most-honored works of science fiction in recent history, and appeared on Time magazine's list of best English-language novels written since Neuromancer is considered "the archetypal cyberpunk work".
The novel has had significant linguistic influence, popularizing such terms as cyberspace and ICE Intrusion Countermeasures Electronics. Gibson himself coined the term "cyberspace" in his novelette " Burning Chrome ", published in by Omni magazine,  but it was through its use in Neuromancer that it gained recognition to become the de facto term for the World Wide Web during the s.
The matrix has its roots in primitive arcade games. A consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate operators, in every nation, by children being taught mathematical concepts. Lines of light ranged in the nonspace of the mind, clusters and constellations of data.
Like city lights, receding. The cyberpunk science fiction film The Matrix particularly draws from Neuromancer both eponym and usage of the term "matrix". In his afterword to the re-issue of Neuromancer , fellow author Jack Womack goes as far as to suggest that Gibson's vision of cyberspace may have inspired the way in which the Internet developed particularly the World Wide Web , after the publication of Neuromancer in He asks "[w]hat if the act of writing it down, in fact, brought it about?
Norman Spinrad , in his essay "The Neuromantics" which appears in his non-fiction collection Science Fiction in the Real World , saw the book's title as a triple pun: The cyberpunk genre, the authors of which he suggested be called "neuromantics", was "a fusion of the romantic impulse with science and technology", according to Spinrad. Lawrence Person in his "Notes Toward a Postcyberpunk Manifesto" identified Neuromancer as "the archetypal cyberpunk work",  and in , Time included it in their list of the best English-language novels written since , opining that "[t]here is no way to overstate how radical [ Neuromancer ] was when it first appeared.
A video game adaptation of the novel—also titled Neuromancer —was published in by Interplay. Designed by Bruce J. Balfour, Brian Fargo , Troy A. Miles, and Michael A. Stackpole , the game had many of the same locations and themes as the novel, but a different protagonist and plot. According to an episode of the American version of Beyond , the original plans for the game included a dynamic soundtrack composed by Devo and a real-time 3d rendered movie of the events the player went through.
Timothy Leary was involved, but very little documentation seems to exist about this proposed second game, which was perhaps too grand a vision for home computing. In Finland , Yle Radioteatteri produced a 4-part radio play of Neuromancer. Gibson read an abridged version of his novel Neuromancer on four audio cassettes for Time Warner Audio Books An unabridged version of this book was read by Arthur Addison and made available from Books on Tape In , Penguin Audiobooks produced a new unabridged recording of the book, read by Robertson Dean.
A production was scheduled to open on March 3, at the Julia Morgan Theater now the Julia Morgan Center for the Arts in Berkeley, California , featuring Club Foot Orchestra in the pit and extensive computer graphics imagery created by a world-wide network of volunteers.
However, this premiere did not take place and the work has yet to be performed in full. There have been several proposed film adaptations of Neuromancer , with drafts of scripts written by British director Chris Cunningham and Chuck Russell , with Aphex Twin providing the soundtrack. In May , reports emerged that a film was in the works, with Joseph Kahn director of Torque in line to direct and Milla Jovovich in the lead role.
In August , it was announced that Deadpool director Tim Miller was signed on to direct a new film adaptation by Fox, with Simon Kinberg producing. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the video game adaptation, see Neuromancer video game. Internet portal Speculative fiction portal. Archived from the original PDF on July 6, Retrieved March 16, Ashpool intermittently awakes from his cryogenic death-sleep, and the child 3Jane perceives Wintermute as a ghost whispering in her ear.
Case flatlines and comes back to talk about it. Metaphorically, Corto is raised from the dead when he is transformed into Armitage. Not only are characters raised from the dead by a number of fictional magicians, but also various genres are "raised from the dead" by the very real magician of magicians—Gibson himself. The text is one about regeneration and endurance. Forms arise, undergo transformations, and continue metamorphosed.
Gibson becomes the new romancer behind Neuromancer, revitalizing the science fiction novel, the quest story, the myth of the hero, the mystery, the hard-boiled detective novel, the epic, the thriller, and the tales of the cowboy and romantic artist, among others.
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