Teachers and parents! entities. The last half of the novel takes place on an orbiting space station known as Freeside, which is the home of the immensely rich, powerful and peculiar Tessier-Ashpool family. Detailed explanations, analysis, and citation info for every important quote on LitCharts. Next, the group travels to Istanbul, where they recruit/kidnap Peter Riviera, a psychopath who has implants that allow him to create life-like holographic hallucinations. Once upon a time, he was a talented console cowboy (computer hacker). The cyberspace expert is called Case while Peter Riviera is in charge of human manipulation. Feel free to get in touch with us via email to: We use cookies to create the best experience for you. He was the best until, that is, he tried to double-cross his former employer. Neuromancer takes place some time in the 21st century.

Wintermute, or rather the A.I. entities instead, Wintermute and its twin, the eponymous Neuromancer. The team eventually discovers that they have been hired by Wintermute, one of Tessier-Ashpool's artificial intelligences, and that the completion of their mission will allow Wintermute to merge with Neuromancer, the second Tessier-Ashpool artificial intelligence.

Case and Molly return to Earth, share a brief relationship and then part ways to continue their lives. A law enforcement agency called the Turing further interferes with the operations of the mission.

Case, a former console cowboy, now works as a middleman for smugglers and drug dealers. Updates? While recuperating at a government medical facility he is visited by military officials who want to cover up the nature of his failed last mission. Neuromancer Summary. The Turing Police are taked with preventing A.I.’s from exceeding their intelligence limits, using lethal force if needed. Now, he's a hustler in Chiba City, Japan where he owes money to a local drug lord.

Case, with the help of Maelcum, a pilot and Zionite, rescues Molly and completes their mission but not before being trapped in cyberspace by Neuromancer, who desperately wants to remain separate from Wintermute. Case and Molly’s investigation leads them to the discovery of a powerful, extremely advance artificial intelligence calling itself Wintermute. He’s teamed with Molly, a cyborg, and Peter Riviera, a thief and illusionist, to carry out a series of crimes that set the stage for the group’s ultimate purpose, which is played out on the orbiting space station called Freeside, home of the wealthy Tessier-Ashpool family. Finally, Wintermute merges with Neuromancer. Villa Straylight serves as both HQ and a glitzy, super-exclusive Vegas-styled space resort for the über-wealthy and extremely jaded as it caters to some radical forms of entertainment. Most people were blissfully unaware of the potential of networked computing. Tessier-Ashpool owns two artificial intelligences, self-aware and powerful cyberspace programs. The bartender, Ratz, wonders if he has business with Wage, who was in the bar earlier in the day. William Gibson tells a story of criminals who work with expertise and on a mission to commit crimes through technological knowledge. Neuromancer Summary. LitCharts Teacher Editions. The novel begins in Chiba. He’s teamed with Molly, a cyborg , and Peter Riviera, a thief and illusionist, to carry out a series of crimes that set the stage for the group’s ultimate purpose, which is played out on the orbiting space station called Freeside, home of the wealthy Tessier-Ashpool family. He is rebuilt using advanced medical technology and even his broken mind and shattered personality is re-engineered using experimental software. Eventually, the team makes their way into Villa Straylight putting into motion the final stage of Wintermute’s elaborate plan to merge with its twin. Dixie also happens to be one of Case’s mentors. Case jacks into cyberspace with the code breaker program and Lady 3Jane is coerced into giving the password that must be spoken out loud to by her to deactivate the locks.

The first is the former associates of Case and the people from Neuromancer who do not want the operation to be completed. Neuromancer (1984) by American-Canadian writer William Gibson is a Hugo and Nebula award winning science fiction novel. With Case freed, he and Maelcum then mount a rescue mission to recover Molly from Lady 3Jane, the traitorous Riviera, and Lady 3Jane’s deadly ninja enforcer, Hideo. Case wastes no time in taking this opportunity to recapture his former glory as a hacker of renown, he goes through the procedure without a moment’s hesitation. Gibson’s debut novel is the first in the Sprawl Trilogy. Case observes Ratz, whose “ugliness was the stuff of legend.” The bartender has an antique Russian prosthetic arm, ending in a claw.

Molly explains that the drugs he has been taking has already been tampered by 3Jane, lacing them with deadly poison. Teach your students to analyze literature like LitCharts does. Armitage’s motives for hiring and offering medical assistance to Case however, is completely unknown. Case hoped to find a cure in Japan, but ran out of money, and now lives on the edge of society. Other twists come from various quarters, including Case's former associates and friends and Neuromancer's attempts to prevent the mission's successful completion. You can help us out by revising, improving and updating singson, jelo. It was Gibson's debut novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. Let us know if you have suggestions to improve this article (requires login). The novel, a fast-paced, gritty, Raymond Chandler-esque meditation on a computing-fueled dystopia of the near future, had an impact on many of its readers much like that of Jack Kerouac’s On the Road on the hipster-bohemian counterculture of the 1950s and ’60s. These notes were contributed by members of the GradeSaver community. The Wintermute take the opportunity to kill him. In the course of the mission, a mental breakdown renders Armitage unable to work appropriately.