BBC World Service dramatisation of the William Gibson novel
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Neuromancer tells the story of Case, an out-of-work computer hacker hired by a mysterious patron to participate in a seemingly impossible crime.

BBC World Service Drama production of Neuromancer
Two episodes
Play of the Week on 8 and 15 September 2002

Dramatised by Mike Walker

Directed by Andy Jordan


Owen McCarthy as Case

Nicola Walker as Molly

James Laurenson as Armitage

John Shrapnel as Wintermute

Colin Stinton as Dixie

David Webber as Maelcum

David Holt as Riviera

Peter Marinker as Ashpool

Andrew Scott as The Finn

Neuromancer is a 1984 novel by William Gibson, notable for being the most famous early cyberpunk novel and winner of the so-called science-fiction "triple crown" (the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award). It was Gibson's first novel and the first of the Sprawl trilogy.

The novel examines the concepts of artificial intelligence, virtual reality, genetic engineering, multinational corporations overpowering the traditional nation-state and cyberspace long before these ideas became fashionable in popular culture including the internet itself.

Gibson also explores the dehumanizing effects of a world dominated by ubiquitous and cheap technology, writing of a future where violence and the free market are the only things upon which one may rely, and in which the dystopian elements of society are counterbalanced by an energy and diversity that is perversely attractive.

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MP3 files hosted by archive.org.