William Gibson Writing Styles in Neuromancer

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Point of View

Gibson's Neuromancer is told in the third person omniscient point of view. Nearly the entire novel is narrated through the experience of the primary protagonist, Case, though some exceptions exist.

Setting

Neuromancer is set in a future Earth where orbital casinos, routine space flight and high technology are commonplace. Crime of all sorts is common and well organized. Urbanization has altered large areas of the earth in extreme ways. For example, the eastern North America is referred to as the Sprawl, or BAMA - the Boston-Atlanta-Metropolitan-Axis. The United States has apparently been replaced by a type of global corporate structure, although some traditional national governments appear to have persisted. There is intense social stratification, allowing the extremely rich to pursue expensive goals (such as the Neuromancer/Wintermute project). There is also a prevalence of amorality, reflected in the culture of crime and drugs.

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