They set a Slamhound on Turner s trail in New Delhi, slotted it to his pheromones and the colour of his hair.When the Maas Biolabs and Hosaka zaibatsus fight it out for world domination, computer cowboys like Turner and Count Zero are just foot soldiers in the great game useful but ultimately expendable When Turner wakes up in Mexico in a new body with a beautiful woman beside him his corporate masters let him recuperate for a while, then reactivate his memory for a mission even dangerous than the one that nearly killed him the head designer from Maas Biolabs says he wants to defect to Hosaka, and it s Turner s job to deliver him safely Count Zero is a rustbelt data hustler totally unprepared for what comes his way when the designer s defection triggers war in cyberspace With voodoo gods in the Net and angels in the software, he can only hope that the megacorps and the super rich have their virtual hands too full to notice the amateur hacker with the black market kit trying desperately to stay alive ....
|Title||:||Count Zero (The Neuromancer Trilogy)|
|Publisher||:||Gollancz 23 Februar 2017|
|Number of Pages||:||320 Seiten|
|File Size||:||664 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
|Last checked||:||21 Minutes ago!|
Count Zero (The Neuromancer Trilogy) Reviews
But not up to the standard of Neuromancer. Too rushed and disjointed.Apparently I need another eight words, so here.
Totally recommendable. It is not as great as neuromancer, but still great if you like SF. Give it a try and have a lot of fun.
Vorab - William Gibson ist ein brillianter SciFi Autor. Wenn die Bestellung allerdings nie ankommt, habe ich auch keine Möglichkeit, das Buch zu genießen
Corporations have grown to multi-national entities in theirown right. Big Brother knows everything about you or he canif you were worth more than the phlegm in the back of his throat. Serious action takes place and the story guarantees more than a few thrills. Imagine being able to become an expert on nearly anything simply by plugging in the right software. Of course the good stuff is gonna cost you. I especially like the ongoing virtual reality soaps that take people away from their boring lives but in effect trap them into being glassy-eyed cows/consumers. Only a few cowboys get to slide their way around cyberspace and see the "reality". All in all this book will have you begging for more, but fearful at the same time of the coming wave of technology. Finally the computers that have transcended their circuitry to become "living" entities give you either a thrill for the potential of such beings or scare the light out of you knowing how handily they could crush us humans.
On the one hand, Gibson has created another great work ofscience-fiction. Children with computer-implants in theirbrain, jockeys hacking through ice, and many things he picked up from Neuromancer, so e.g. the not unlikely to come "microsofts". The characters can plug them in behind their ear and gain great knowledge. On the other hand, it is extremely well written. Several plot-lines, very different (at the beginning even strange) ideas. And in the end, it all sums up to the great come-together of (nearly) all main characters. AND ALSO TO ONE OF THE VERY BEST PIECES OF SCIENCE-FICTION.
I read "Neuromancer" several years ago and thought it was OK. The writing style bothered me a bit, not for it's noirish quality, but for tech references and buzzwords which were not explained well. That was really irritating. I read other excellent sci-fi books which lost nothing because the author spent some time on defining the world and/or technology. I next read "Burning Chrome" and enjoyed it thoroughly. The short form definitely suits Gibson. Then I read "Count Zero" and I have to say it was a solid story, entertaining, a page turner, all that. I guess the lesson to be learned for the uninitiated is to read "Burning Chrome" FIRST, and then go on to the "Sprawl" novels.
Someone in the bookstore asked Gibson which book of his he liked best. He said it was this one. I can't say I agree. I definitely like Neuromancer and Mona Lisa Overdrive better. The beginning sounds really good. I thought after reading the first two pages that the book would be really great. But some of the elements of the book aren't interesting. I don't find the book that cohesive, since it has three independent plot lines, and they don't ever seem to be leading together.
I read "Neuromancer" and loved it. Then I actually thought that Gibson would have less to give in "Count Zero" seeing that sequels and series never seem to compare to the original, first work. Boy, was I WRONG. "Count Zero" is way better than "Neuromancer"; the story is better, the characters are superbly portrayed. If you like the genre, read "Count Zero" or miss out big time!