Jul 7, 2008

Neuromancer (1)

Hello, last week Aldous Huxley's Brave New World was concluded, time then for a new play and classic aswell be it with a very different futuristic worldview, one that some say has even shaped the past decade with the rise of the internet and movies such as the matrix. The author is William Gibson the man who coined the phrase cyberspace in 82, and stunned the sci-fi world with his debut novel, Neuromancer (84). In 2002 BBC world broadcast this radioplay adaptation, a movie has thusfar not surfaced, perhaps the story is too complex to dumbdown to the Hollywoodlevel, and have anything meaningful left. Still the rumour is a movie will be released next year..we'll see..or not. For now you'll have to make do with this two part almost hour long radioplay adaptation...

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Neuromancer is a 1984 novel by William Gibson, notable for being the most famous early cyberpunk novel and winner of the science-fiction "triple crown"—the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. It is among the most-honored works of science fiction in recent history, and appeared on Time magazine's list of 100 best English-language novels written since 1923, and sold more than 6.5 million copies worldwide.The novel has had significant linguistic influence, popularizing such terms as cyberspace and ICE. Gibson himself coined the term "cyberspace" in his novelette "Burning Chrome", published in 1982 by Omni magazine. It was only through its use in Neuromancer, however, that the term Cyberspace gained enough recognition to become the de facto term for the World Wide Web during the 1990s.

It was Gibson's first novel and the beginning of the Sprawl trilogy. The novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to work on the ultimate hack. Gibson explores artificial intelligence, virtual reality, genetic engineering, and multinational corporations overpowering the traditional nation-state long before these ideas entered popular culture. The concept of cyberspace makes its first appearance, with Gibson inventing the word to describe "a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions."




William Gibson - Neuromancer pt 1 ( 57:15 33mb)


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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Very nice, thanks for this.

kingpossum said...

Monster post, Rho. Thanks so much for this great piece.

musick101 said...

Thank you
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King Size Mong said...

2 other versions of Neuromancer by William Gibson that I already have uploaded.

One read by Gibson Himself and one read by Arthur Addison.

Reading wise the Addison version is better. He kind of does it in a deadpan, noir-ish style bringing out the 'Science Fiction Chandler' tone of the book very nicely. 2 zips of circa 62Megs.

http://rapidshare.com/files/124015576/Audiobook_-_William_Gibson_-_Neuromancer_-_read_by_Arthur_Addison___1_.zip
http://rapidshare.com/files/124019819/Audiobook_-_William_Gibson_-_Neuromancer_-_read_by_Arthur_Addison___2_.zip

The other version is read by Gibson himself. And while his voice, like Bruce Sterling, has an interestingly strange Southern deadpan twang to it, the background music and effects are a bit intrusive and the low bit rate fekks things up a bit. But it's an interesting reading. About 62Meg in size.

http://rapidshare.com/files/124011472/Audiobook_-_William_Gibson_-_Neuromancer_-_read_by_William_Gibson.zip

Anonymous said...

didn´t know they turned into a full cast production , lots of thanks !