Signed first hardcover edition of the foundational novel in cyberpunk.
"The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel."
NEUROMANCER worked like a lever in science fiction, twisting with one blow the arc of the entire genre and turning its infant subgenre, cyperpunk, mainstream overnight. "William Gibson has the courage to attempt something completely different: his fictional scene is our world of the mid-1980s raised to the <em>n</em>th power. Like all the best science fiction, NEUROMANCER deals with reality, not fantasy, and [...] it also serves, as would a set of distorting mirrors, to reflect ourselves and what is around us" (Pringle). First published in paperback by ACE the same year. A beautiful copy, increasingly difficult to find as such.
Read more: McCaffery, 1986 interview with Gibson, printed in Conversations with William Gibson (ed. Smith); Pringle, Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels.
London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1984. 7.75'' x 5''. Original light blue cloth, gilt-titled spine. In original unclipped (£8.95) yellow printed dust jacket. 251,  pages. Signed by Gibson "WM. GIBSON" in blue ink on title page. Only the slightest hint of bumping to cloth corners, but otherwise appears untouched and truly pristine.
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