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Contele zero Turner corporate mercenary wakes in a reconstructed body a beautiful woman by his side Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission dangerous than the one he s recovering from Maas Neotek

  • Title: Contele zero
  • Author: William Gibson
  • ISBN: 9739768377
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Contele zero By William Gibson, Turner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission dangerous than the one he s recovering from Maas Neotek s chief of RD is defecting Turner is the one assigned to get him out intact, along with the biochip he s perfected But this proves to be of supreme interest to cTurner, corporate mercenary, wakes in a reconstructed body, a beautiful woman by his side Then Hosaka Corporation reactivates him for a mission dangerous than the one he s recovering from Maas Neotek s chief of RD is defecting Turner is the one assigned to get him out intact, along with the biochip he s perfected But this proves to be of supreme interest to certain other parties some of whom aren t remotely human Bobby Newmark is entirely human a rustbelt data hustler totally unprepared for what comes his way when the defection triggers war in cyberspace With voodoo on the Net a price on his head, Newmark thinks he s only trying to get out alive A stylish, streetsmart, frighteningly probable parable of the future sequel to Neuromancer.

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    1. The coolest thing about reading Gibson is jacking in to his urbane and hip way of descriptive narration.William Gibson, as prophet of cyber punk and also as the herald of his later Blue Ant works, returns to The Sprawl for a continuation of the setting he began in his masterwork, Neuromancer.But like many of his books, this sequel is only that in regard to a return to the original setting, Count Zero works as a stand alone The Sprawl, the megalopolis formed by the Eastern United States, from Bos [...]

    2. it involved the idea that people who were genuinely dangerous might not need to exhibit the fact at all, and that the ability to conceal a threat made them even dangerous William Gibson, Count Zero I haven t read Sprawl 3 Mona Lisa Overdrive , but after reading Neuromancer and now Count Zero , I think I will start referring to the Sprawl trilogy as the Sprawl Dialectic Neuromancer Thesis Count Zero Antithesis, so I guess I have to wait to see if Mona Lisa Overdrive Synthesis Gibson s warnings a [...]

    3. Following the resounding success of my Locus Quest, I faced a dilemma which reading list to follow it up with Variety is the spice of life, so I ve decided to diversify and pursue six different lists simultaneously This book falls into my FINISHING THE SERIES list.I loves me a good series But I m terrible for starting a new series before finishing my last so this reading list is all about trying to close out those series I ve got on the goA quick look at the numbersWhy is it that Neuromancer, th [...]

    4. I would perhaps complain that the ending was a bit to deus ex machina for my taste, but then the entire book is wound around the theme of god being in the machine From the vodou loa who seemingly possess various characters and steer the entire plot to the mad European trillionare who has reached near immortality through preservation vats and virtual reality to the insane former net cowboy who now believes he has found god in the random yet deeply moving works of art created by long abandoned ind [...]

    5. This is a sequel to Neuromancer I use the term loosely.There s really 3 stories here that all tie together at the end.Marly, an art specialist, her world wracked by scandal, is a approached by an incredibly rich man and offered obscene amounts of money to track the origins of some art pieces he s interested in But what has she really gotten herself into Turner is a badass mercenary who does his job ruthlessly and efficiently Now he s been hired by a man named Mitchell But when it all goes south, [...]

    6. ORIGINALLY POSTED AT Fantasy Literature They plot with men, my other selves, and men imagine they are gods Several years have passed since Molly and Case freed the AI who calls himself Neuromancer Neuromancer s been busy and now his plots have widened to involve several people whom we meet in Count Zero Turner is a recently reconstructed mercenary who s been hired by the Hosaka Corporation to extract Christopher Mitchell and his daughter Angie from Mitchell s job at Maas Biolabs Mitchell is the [...]

    7. When I was maybe halfway through this book, I wrote this elsewhere It s funny reading classic William Gibson now because he basically imagined a version of the internet that was much less life changing than the actual internet There will be instant electronic full VR communication but there will be no communities or subcultures in it, people will still just be friends in real life and then talk on the video phone sometimes Using the internet is sort of like playing a video game on psychedelic dr [...]

    8. An interesting addition to the Sprawl trilogy started with Neuromancer, taking a look at similar themes from a different perspective What makes us human What effect is technology having on us as a species What happens if technology develops beyond our understanding and of its own free will I wasn t blown away, in fact I found it quite difficult to read at times yet managed to read it what felt like no time at all This sort of sums up the contradiction of my experience of this book Bored yet unab [...]

    9. A Modish Synopsis, A Modest Assemblage, A Little LookseeIt s a whole long story, and it s open to interpretation Each chapter begins with a pronoun, or two And then it s off like a robber s dog I decided you and I might hit the matrix for a little looksee You followed, forgetting your fears, forgetting the nausea and constant vertigo You were there, and you understood this was our space, our construct It came on, a flickering, non linear flood of fact and sensory data, a kind of narrative convey [...]

    10. The second instalment in Gibson s sprawl series contains all the elements that made cyberpunk so much fun The plot is a breakneck thrill ride complete with augmented humans, mercenaries, Rastafarian warriors and a tactical nuke However, Gibson also finds room for plenty of brain food as we are forced to consider a future where government is irrelevant and information the only real currency.

    11. There was a time in my life where cyberpunk was where it was at and this book really fitted the bill.

    12. With each review I write, I become increasingly daunted by a sense of infinite possibility I have an entire book, this Count Zero, to write about what in the world should I focus on The question in turn gives rise to an equally haunting sense of relativism Is this book good Sure Is this book bad Sure With few exceptions, a good book is not infallibly so nor a bad book insurmountably so Rather, the goodness or badness is a choice I, the reader, must make.Yet when I make that choice to be positive [...]

    13. 3 StarsWell, just like with Neurmonancer, William Gibson s amazing command of the English language, coupled with his incredible writing style was not enough for me to love Count Zero It is very well written, fast paced, filled with cool sci fi action scenes and gadgetry, and not overly long in length.The problem with this book is that I really never cared one bit about any of the characters in this book, or in book one for that matter As a result, all the world building, science, and cool gadget [...]

    14. This review was written in the late nineties for my eyes only , and it was buried in amongst my things until recently when I uncovered the journal in which it was written I have transcribed it verbatim from all those years ago although square brackets may indicate some additional information for the sake of readability or some sort of commentary from now This is one of my lost reviews She s gone and the present is trivia That line from Memento scrawled in my handwriting at the back of Count Zero [...]

    15. Count Zero is the sequel to Neuromancer in the sense that Neuromancer was the sequel to Burning Chrome It takes place seven years after the events of Neuromancer The book was written two years after the publication of its prequel If you re thinking that Gibson decided to take pity on his readers, you re wrong Count Zero makes Neuromancer seem like an easy book to read.Turner, a mercenary, who had been severely injured, had his body reconstructed He is allowed him a period of time to rest, before [...]

    16. Existen los buenos escritores, los mediocres, hasta los malos tienen su lugar en el mundo.Pero Gibson esta mas alla de estas clasificaciones Es un artista de la palabra escrita Se encuentran por sobre toda otra forma de ciencia ficcion cyberpunk O mas bien de la ciencia ficcion en general.Incomparable Es su propio genero, porque William Gibson no escribe cyberpunk el es el cyberpunk.Conde Cero resulta mas osado que Neuromante, mas complejidad en la historia y varias de estas que se entrelazan fo [...]

    17. With Count Zero, William Gibson employs the familiar device of fragmenting his narrative between multiple protagonists On paper, this was a good idea By utilising four characters and telling their stories separately, it had to the potential to go into greater detail with the world building and increase the complexity of the plot The problem however, is that by incorporating four protagonists, his weakness in characterisation is made that apparent In Neuromancer, Molly was the linchpin She provi [...]

    18. William Gibson can write I keep exploring this in different ways and different words as I read through Gibson s oeuvre, but in the end it comes down to two appropriately alliterative words William Gibson has voice and vision He has a way with language that not every writer, even really good ones, ever manages to master He knows how to use and manipulate words and phrases to create cultures With this talent, he creates novels that conjure up pocket universes of our future.Count Zero is much spir [...]

    19. They say that teachers steadily develop during their first ten years After that, some teachers continue to grow and others plateau Sometimes I get the feeling that there s a similar arc of development for authors, one that means authors become less interesting as they get older.I first noticed this back in my university days, when I read quite a bit of John Steinbeck I really liked the earlier works that I read, but as I began to read his later works, I found that something was missing Over time [...]

    20. Executive Summary A fast paced thriller from the master of cyberpunk.Full ReviewI ve had this book and Mona Lisa Overdrive sitting unread on my shelves for far too long I kept finding other books to grab my attention.I finally got around to reading this, and I wish I had sooner I wanted something short and fun and this fit the bill nicely.The book opens with Turner, a mercenary for hire, who specializes in aggressive corporate recruiting, of a sort His job involves extracting high value employee [...]

    21. Otro libro del padre putativo del Cyberpunk pero cuidando m s las formas desde lo narrativamente convencional G nero Ciencia ficci n.Lo que nos cuenta Turner es un mercenario especializado en operaciones de extracci n que tras ser da ado en un atentado provoca dudas sobre su capacidad actual en sus nuevos potenciales empleadores Marly es una galerista ca da en desgracia por un esc ndalo de falsificaci n del que en realidad no era directamente responsable y que ahora parece ser del inter s de un [...]

    22. Not the blinding, genre defining supernova of Neuromancer that pretty much only happens once per author or once per series but a stronger book in pretty much every way that matters, and proof positive not needed now, certainly, but probably much welcome back in the heady days of the late 1980s that Gibson was not a one hit wonder.Events pick up about seven years after the close of Neuromancer, with an entirely new cast of characters although there are a few Neuromancer cameos and or references [...]

    23. How can a book so lovingly crafted, so self assured in its own cosmology so full of verve and relentless hard boiled action, so chock full of fantastic prose feel sodated Is it because Gibson s Matrix has been realised in film form full of spangly graphics and gunfights and cod philosophy because his immersive cyberspace has become something like our reality because the digital is integrated into our lives, become drug of choice for men, women and children by the millions After all, the online g [...]

    24. Every time I re read the Sprawl trilogy, I speed through Neuromancer and, when I get to it, Mona Lisa Overdrive but Count Zero usually holds me up for a month at least This time it held me up for about five months granted, I ve been busy with various personal projects, work, and wasting time online Whatever Gibson is one of my all time favorite writers, I worship the keys he types on be they computer or typewriter but reading Count Zero is like trying to run through knee high mud with a baby kil [...]

    25. This is the middle book of the Sprawl Trilogy by Gibson in between Neuromancer and Mona Lisa Overdrive , and my absolute favorite The other two are largely action based, and this one had a lot of that but also a lot of beautiful descriptions, somewhat mystically oriented plotlines, and it really drew me in, probably because I m no stranger to cyberspace myself I really loved the ending, so much that I re read it twice before moving on Bobby had been trying to chart a way out of this landscape si [...]

    26. Conde Cero Count Zero, 1986 , es la segunda novela de la trilog a The Sprawl, que se inici en 1984 con la ya m tica Neuromante , y que finaliza con Mona Lisa Acelerada Conde Cero contiene la gran mayor a de elementos del g nero cyberpunk, a saber futuro dist pico, grandes corporaciones con objetivos bastante discutibles, personajes como meros peones de la trama, ciudades controladas por bandas callejeras, cyberjerga, acceso a la Red mediante conexiones neurol gicas, inteligencias artificiales qu [...]

    27. Not the cohesive piece of ground breakery that Neuromancer was, obviously, but really cool anyway I love how computer ignorant Gibson s early stuff is The idea of a cyberdeck with software on cassette tapes Amazing.Also, best new thing to say about a person once they re dead He was he was a dude.

    28. It s been seven years since the events of Neuromancer Neuromancer and Wintermute have become one and subsequently splintered into multiple AIs Some make deals with humans, some manipulate them, and some even create art a la Joseph Cornell Meanwhile, the zaibatsu are at war Since the dissolution of Tessier Ashpool S.A Josef Virek, around whom the plot turns, is now the wealthiest living individual, as rich as a zaibatsu, an anachronism in an age of megacorporate structures In fact, he s so exceed [...]

    29. William Gibson s Neuromancer, the first book in The Sprawl Trilogy, was loved by all for its original voice, and it really managed to reinvigorate science fiction in the era The first novel to win the Hugo, Nebula, and Philip K Dick awards, the second book had a lot to live up to, and in my humble opinion, it surpasses it.Between the first two books of the trilogy, Gibson has managed to create not only an interesting future world, but an entire culture Everything including language, religion, te [...]

    30. The Sprawl Trilogy consists of Neuromancer Count Zero Mona Lisa OverdriveGibson invented the cyberpunk subgenre with this plot wise loosely connected series of books and he revitalized SciFi in the process His sparse, cool prose and his approach to characterization mark the writing of many of his successors, probably chief among those Neal Stephenson.His descriptions of cyberculture have aged well, since he was wise enough not to be too specific about hardware and software He himself attributes [...]

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