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Burning Chrome
Burning Chrome
Author: William Gibson
William Gibson's (Count Zero, Neuromancer) dark visions of computer cowboys, bio-enhanced soldiers of fortune, and hi-tech lowlifes have won unprecedented praise. Included here are some of his most famous short fiction and novellas. — Preface / Bruce Sterling -- — Johnny Mnemonic -- — The Gernsback continuum -- — Fragments of a hologram rose -- ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780441089345
ISBN-10: 0441089348
Publication Date: 1987
Pages: 208
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 56 ratings
Publisher: Ace Books
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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a collection of early short stories by the cyberpunk fore-father william gibson. neat stuff. in burning chrome we can see the initial published characters some of which appear in gibsons later works. i recomend this author to those who enjoy action set in a blade runner meets star wars meets mad max type of environment, from toxic wastelands populated by outcasts and mechanical misfits to shiny chrome edifices lit from halogen gases in which no speck of dust is allowed entry much less the time to accumulate in the MANY dark and secret corners of such hi end corporate places. a world where national govts compete and lose to multinational corps who are running private agendas thru each and every landscape. all in all a wonderfull wordsmith and a master of his craft william gibson never fails to delight and intrigue me. id like to see clive barker willaim gibson and neil gaimen get together on something. hmmm
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Ten brilliant, streetwise, high-resolution stories from the man who coined the word cyberspace. Gibson's vision has become a touchstone in the emerging order of the 21st Century, from the computer-enhanced hustlers of Johnny Mnemonic to the technofetishist blues of Burning Chrome. With their vividly human characters and their remorseless, hot-wired futures, these stories are simultaneously science fiction at its sharpest and instantly recognizable Polaroids of the postmodern condition.
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vavoice avatar reviewed Burning Chrome on + 158 more book reviews
Though the stories were good, the format was too "cookie-cutter", and started getting old toward the end of the book. I think he would have done better in a mixed-author anthology, rather than a solo collection.
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Considered the father of cyberpunk, this is a collection of Gibson's short stories, including Johnny Mnemonic and a few collaborations with other authors.
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The short story Burning Chrome officially began the Cyberpunk era of SF when it was first published in 1980. The short story Johnny Mnemonic is also included in this collection. Both a classic and a great read by the author of Neuromancer.
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Gibson's short fiction is as good as his long form. It functions as something of a survey of his influences and interests, and the stories are quite eclectic. Highly recommended for any fans of cyberpunk.