From the reviews I've read, Neuromancer is a classic and it is a must read.
The author William Gibson visioned that the future would be globally connected like that of the World Wide Web, coining the term CyberSpace in his book. Gibson also wrote about virtual reality, selling body parts in a black market and the matrix. All this way back in 1984 when the Internet and The Matrix movie did not exist.
I first heard that Neuromancer would become a movie in G4 CES '08 coverage, mentioning that Hayden Christensen from Star Wars and also staring in his upcoming picture Jumper, will play Case the brilliant and talented hacker. If all goes well the movie will be released in '09.
I will definitely read this novel before the movie comes out.
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