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Design: Judith Lagerman
Best Novel winner of 1985 Hugo Award + 1985 Nebula award, and Philip K. Dick award.
The future is a world where teeming poverty coexists with great affluence. This is a world where technology and artificial intelligence assume unimagined and sinister proportions. Case was the hottest computer cowboy cruising the information highway - jacking his consiousness into cyberspace, soaring through tactile lattices of data and logic, rustling encoded secrets for anyone with the money to buy his skills. Then he double-crossed the wrong people, who caught up with him in a big way - and made sure he would never work again by burning the talent out of his brain, micron by micron. Banished from cyberspace, trapped in the meat of his physical body, Case courted death in the high-tech underworld. Until a shadowy conspiracy offered him a second chance - and a cure - for a price... Some locales (Chiba City) and/or characters (Molly) also appear in the stories "Johnny Mnemonic" and "Burning Chrome." There are 2 loose sequels: Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive.
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