Cybernauts in Cyberspace: William Gibson's Neuromancer

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Porush, David. "Cybernauts in Cyberspace: William Gibson's Neuromancer." Aliens: The Anthropology of Science Fiction. George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin, eds. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1987.

Sensitive close reading of Neuromancer (a central cyberpunk text), concentrating on the AI alien and "his relationship . . . to humans who are themselves busy learning to live as cybernauts"—and "the question of the positive feedback loop between our technologies and science fiction like Gibson's" (168). See for both human robotization and "some lurking transcendence" in Neuromancer (176).