Neuromancer Characters

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Henry Dorsett Case ("Case")

Case, the protagonist, is 24 years old, Caucasian and male. He is thin, somewhat haggard and physically unexceptional. As with all of the characters in Neuromancer, Case's background is fairly sketchy. He grew up in BAMA, the Boston-Atlanta-Metropolitan-Axis, which he refers to as "The Sprawl."

At age 15, Case lives with a girl named Marlene on an upper floor of an apartment complex. He remembers one incident from that period of his life. While using a hand-held torch to wipe out a nest of wasps growing on the windowsill, he looks at the wasp nest splayed open on the ground and full of charred eggs, larvae and wasps. He is horrified by the regularity and precision of the replicating structure.

At age 19, Case passes time at a bar called the Gentleman Loser. Although he has no experience with cyberspace, he wants to become...

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