By William Gibson

Place: Publisher & Year: New York: Ace Books, 1984

Genres: Science fiction, cyberpunk

Series: Sprawl Trilogy; 1

ISBN: 0441569595

Audience: Adult

Number of pages: 271

Settings: Chiba City, the Sprawl (Boston-Atlanta Metropolitan Axis), Istanbul, & Freeside

Time period: An unspecified time in the future

Plot summary: Case, an ex-cowboy, is hanging out in Chiba awaiting his own demise.  With a crippled nervous system and not much to look forward to, Case fills his time with octagons and whatever else he can find in Night City to give him a rush.  That is until he is offered a deal he can’t refuse – a chance for his neural damage to be healed and a seat at a console where he can jack into cyberspace. Continue reading