Neuromancer William Gibson
Illustrated by Billy Norrby
The definitive cyberpunk novel, William Gibson’s Neuromancer is a science-fiction masterpiece that ranks as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.
First published as a paperback original in 1984, several years before the Internet was commonplace, William Gibson showed us the Matrix — a world within the world, the representation of every byte of data in cyberspace. Neuromancer is the story of Henry Dorsett Case, once the sharpest data-thief in the Matrix, until an ex-employer crippled his nervous system. Now a new employer has recruited him for a last chance run against an unthinkably powerful artificial intelligence.
Neuromancer was the first fully-realized glimpse of humankind’s digital future — a shocking vision that has challenged our assumptions about technology and ourselves, reinvented the way we speak and think, and forever altered the landscape of our imaginations.
The novel is the first in history to win the Nebula, the Hugo, and the Philip K. Dick Award for paperback original, and the Mail & Guardian described this achievement as “the sci-fi writer’s version of winning the Goncourt, Booker, and Pulitzer in the same year.” By 2007, it had sold more than 6.7 million copies, and it remains one of the most honored works of science-fiction in recent history. Time magazine included it on their list of 100 Best English-Language Novels Written Since 1923, remarking, “There is no way to overstate how radical Neuromancer was when it first appeared.”
Neuromancer has had a significant linguistic influence, inventing and defining language ten years before it became mainstream, much of which we still use today. The novel popularized such terms as “cyberspace” and “matrix.” It correctly predicted “hactivism” as well as the need for a form of “search” long before we knew what a vital role Google would play in our everyday lives.
Neuromancer ushers us into a dystopian world, exposing the dark side of a culture inextricably linked to computer technology with a keen prophecy that endures.
About the Edition
The signed limited edition of Neuromancer by William Gibson is presented in two states and is limited to two hundred and seventy-six copies. The text is set in Kelly Sans and printed offset. The edition measures 6” x 9” and includes six illustrations by Billy Norrby. Included is the author’s introduction from the trade edition, and both editions are signed by William Gibson and Billy Norrby.
The Numbered edition of 250 copies is a quarter Japanese cloth binding with premium paper boards. The cover is foil stamped in silver and endsheets are Hahnemühle Bugra. The edition is printed offset on Cougar Natural, and is housed in a capped slipcase enclosure, covered in Japanese cloth and a unique carbon black material. The edition is signed by William Gibson and Billy Norrby.
The Lettered edition is limited to 26 copies and is a Bradel binding with a cloth spine. The front and back boards are genuine printed circuit boards, custom designed and produced for this edition. Endsheets are black metallic paper and the edition is printed offset on Mohawk Superfine. The book is housed in a clamshell enclosure covered in black Japanese cloth.
Easter Egg Contest
Update: The three correct winning entries have been received. The contest is now closed. Thank you everyone for taking part in this. Winners were announced on a Facebook live broadcast.
Hidden in the circuitry of the Lettered edition’s printed circuit board cover is an Easter egg. Click here to download a high resolution version so you may study it.
The first person to solve the puzzle wins a 1/1 custom rebound edition of Neuromancer. Using a book block of the Lettered edition, we will create a one-of-a-kind binding.
The second person to solve the puzzle wins a Lettered edition of Neuromancer, designated as PC.
The third person to solve the puzzle wins a Numbered edition of Neuromancer, designated as PC
About the Artist
Billy Norrby is a Brooklyn based artist and painter. After graduating from The School of Visual Arts, Billy Norrby’s work has been featured in numerous galleries and museum shows worldwide; and in multiple annuals and publications such as Spectrum Magazine and 3×3 Magazine.
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Illustrations by Billy Norrby
Published editions may differ slightly from mockups and prototype designs.
Illustrations © 2020 by Billy Norrby.
Photography by Yegor Malinovskii.