Playing: Monster Hunter 3 (wii), Pokemon Pearl, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Watching: This Old House
Reading: Bitten, Neuromancer
Bio: I got a paw in two worlds: one of technology and science, the other of magic and an open heart.
Child of nerds in a family stocked with engineers and military buffs, I have faith in the power of the human mind, to use math and tools to solve our own problems. Science gives everything in the world new stories to tell, and makes it richer, more beautiful.
I came prepackaged with instincts to wield magic, to know where sacred places are. In my dreams I walk on black paws. I have stood against the darkness with sage and shovel, walked where myth and reality blend together. My wild heart is at home in nature, and wild places are my churches.
My ideal world has high tech starships and permaculture villages, cybernetic transhumans and tribal shamans. And last but not least, lots of kinky sex.
I'm always looking for new playmates so drop me a shout or note! <3
Maybe some would consider it a classic sci-fi novel. All I know is it gets talked about a lot: they say it started the Cyberpunk genre. They say its lost relevance because Cyberpunk came and went. It's brilliant, but not worth reading because the technology is too dated. The 80s vision of the Internet as a bunch of terminals and mainframes wired together, real physical wires, is long gone.
So I had to read it and see for myself.
...this is not that dated 80s vision of the Internet and the novel doesn't get nearly enough credit.
First Impression: Holy shit, this is the most ripped-off novel ever! Every sci-fi movie, RPG or anime I've loved is ripping Neuromancer off! If you like sci-fi, you've already seen bits of Neuromancer, stolen, dismembered and copied. To get Neuromancer, all you need to do is glue Shadowrun and The Matrix together, and coat it with Cowboy Bebop.
All the terminology is there. We speak of Cyberspace, William Gibson just pulled it out of his ass for this book. Wh...