Since the release of the Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay trailer at last year's E3 I have been on a quest to consume all that which has inspired something of such magnificence. Being well versed in the theatrical history of the genre (Ghost in the Shell, Blade Runner, Johnny Mnemonic, ect.), I decided to look into the literature that influenced these amazing creations. Having never read one of the most important cult classics of the genre, I was floored when I first began this book and found that it was everything a freelance net-running cowboy could ever want and more! The imagery pulses with fluorescent neon lights and drips with the dystopic dread of a world where humanity is lost in the soul crushing expanse of electronic existence. The story hums along like a generator powering the kaleidoscopic city skyline and the characters are true-to-life beings torn between the draw of digital supremacy and the decay of their outdated mortal coil. For anyone who can't wait for the next chance to dive into the networked world of the cyberpunk genre, this book will be more than enough to get you that next fix of futuristic euphoric escape!
Case, a burned-out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system, in a new edition of the influential Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K. Dick Award winner. Reprint.