William Gibson’s NEUROMANCER series now complete!

Today, Gollancz publishes books two-to-four in William Gibson‘s classic Neuromancer/Sprawl series: COUNT ZERO, MONA LISA OVERDRIVE, and BURNING CHROME!

Nominated for both the Hugo and Nebula Awards, COUNT ZERO (cover at top) picks up the story begun in NEUROMANCER

They set a Slamhound on Turner’s trail in New Delhi, slotted it to his pheromones and the colour of his hair.

When the Maas Biolabs and Hosaka zaibatsus fight it out for world domination, computer cowboys like Turner and Count Zero are just foot soldiers in the great game: useful but ultimately expendable.

When Turner wakes up in Mexico – in a new body with a beautiful woman beside him – his corporate masters let him recuperate for a while, then reactivate his memory for a mission even more dangerous than the one that nearly killed him: the head designer from Maas Biolabs says he wants to defect to Hosaka, and it’s Turner’s job to deliver him safely.

Count Zero is a rustbelt data-hustler totally unprepared for what comes his way when the designer’s defection triggers war in cyberspace. With voodoo gods in the Net and angels in the software, he can only hope that the megacorps and the super-rich have their virtual hands too full to notice the amateur hacker with the black market kit trying desperately to stay alive…

MONA LISA OVERDRIVE is the final volume in the Neuromancer trilogy…

The ghost was her father’s parting gift, presented by a black-clad secretary in a departure lounge at Narita..

Mona is a young girl with a murky past and an uncertain future whose life is turned upside down when her pimp sells her to a plastic surgeon in New York and overnight she’s turned into someone else.

Angie Mitchell is a famous Hollywood Sense/Net star with a special talent. And despite the efforts of studio bosses to keep her in ignorance, Angie’s started remembering things. Soon she’ll discover who she really is… and why she doesn’t need a deck in order to enter cyberspace.

From inside the matrix, plots are set in motion and human beings are being played like pieces on a board. And behind the intrigue lurks the shadowy Yazuka, the powerful Japanese underworld, whose leaders ruthlessly manipulate people and events to suit their own purposes.

Or so they think…

And finally, BURNING CHROME is an anthology of Gibson’s superb shorter fiction…

Tautly-written and suspenseful, BURNING CHROME collects 10 of his best short stories with a preface from Bruce Sterling, co-Cyberpunk… These brilliant, high-resolution stories show Gibson’s characters and intensely-realized worlds at his absolute best. Contains ‘Johnny Mnemonic’ (filmed starring Keanu Reeves) and title story ‘Burning Chrome’ – both nominated for the Nebula Award – as well as the Hugo-and-Nebula-nominated stories ‘Dogfight’ and ‘The Winter Market’.

Gollancz has also published two print editions of NEUROMANCER — one in paperback, and a hardcover edition as part of the SF Masterworks series…

Each of these books is also available in the UK as an eBook, also published by Gollancz.

Zeno represents William Gibson in the UK, on behalf of Martha Millard at Sterling Lord Literistic.

Cover Reveal & Details: New NEUROMANCER Series UK Covers!


Last week, Gollancz unveiled the striking covers for the new UK editions of the Neuromancer series! William Gibson‘s classic series has already been released in the UK as eBooks, but these covers are for the upcoming print editions. The series includes: NEUROMANCER, COUNT ZERO, MONA LISA OVERDRIVE and BURNING CHROME.


Here’s the synopsis for NEUROMANCER

The sky above the port was the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel.

William Gibson revolutionised science fiction in his 1984 debut Neuromancer. The writer who gave us the matrix and coined the term ‘cyberspace’ produced a first novel that won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Awards, and lit the fuse on the Cyberpunk movement.

More than three decades later, Gibson’s text is as stylish as ever, his noir narrative still glitters like chrome in the shadows and his depictions of the rise and abuse of corporate power look more prescient every day. Part thriller, part warning, Neuromancer is a timeless classic of modern SF and one of the 20th century’s most potent and compelling visions of the future.

NEUROMANCER is due to be published in the UK on December 8th, and the rest of the series will follow on February 8th, 2017. The first three books are already available as eBooks (covers below), and BURNING CHROME will be available as an eBook on February 8th.


Zeno represents William Gibson in the UK and Commonwealth, on behalf of Martha Millard at Sterling Lord Literistic.

Gollancz Acquires William Gibson’s NEUROMANCER in New Four-Book Deal

GibsonWilliam-AuthorPic-BlogGollancz has acquired William Gibson’s Sprawl series, for publication in the UK and Commonwealth. The series includes NEUROMANCER, COUNT ZERO, MONA LISA OVERDRIVE, and the short fiction collection BURNING CHROME.

Chairman of Gollancz Malcom Edwards acquired the rights to the four book deal from John Berlyne at the Zeno Agency, on behalf of Martha Millard at Sterling Lord Literistic. Edwards was also Gibson’s first editor in the UK.

‘I’m delighted to see NEUROMANCER and its two sequels, plus BURNING CHROME, return to Victor Gollancz, my first UK publisher, and still more so under the excellent auspices of Malcolm Edwards, their original acquiring editor,’ said Gibson.

Malcolm Edwards said: ‘Acquiring NEUROMANCER and Gibson’s other early works was one of the high points of my years at Gollancz in the 1980s, and I’m delighted to bring them back where they belong. They remain absolutely key titles in any account of late 20th century SF.’

NEUROMANCER, Gibson’s acclaimed debut, launched the cyberpunk generation. It was the first novel to win the holy trinity of science fiction – the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K. Dick Award – and has gone on to sell more than six million copies worldwide. The novel was also included in Time magazine’s list of 100 best English-language novels written since 1923, and was featured in David Pringle’s seminal Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels. The second and third novels in the Sprawl Trilogy, were also nominated for Hugo and Nebula Awards. BURNING CHROME collects ten of Gibson’s best short stories, including ‘Johnny Mnemonic’ (adapted into the film starring Keanu Reeves) and title story, both of which were nominated for the Nebula Award; the collection also includes the Hugo and Nebula-nominated stories ‘Dogfight’ and ‘The Winter Market’.

The series is due to be published as new Gollancz paperbacks on July 14th, 2016. A new hardback edition of NEUROMANCER is also due to be published on September 8th, 2016, as part of the SF Masterworks series. (We will, of course, share covers and any more details as they become available.) In case you haven’t read it, here’s the synopsis for NEUROMANCER

The novel that launched the cyberpunk generation, heralded the coming of the internet, and won the Hugo, Nebula and Philip K Dick awards.

The Matrix: a world within a world, a graphic representation of the databanks of every computer in the human system; a consensual hallucination experienced daily by billions of legitimate users in the Sprawl alone. And by Case, computer cowboy, until his nervous system is grievously maimed by a client he double-crossed. Japanese experts in nerve splicing and microbionics have left him broke and close to dead.

But at last Case has found a cure. He’s going back into the system. Not for the bliss of cyberspace but to steal again, this time from the big boys, the almighty megacorps. In return, should he survive, he will stay cured.

And, finally, just a small selection of reviews these fantastic books have received…

‘Set for brainstun…one of the most unusual and involving narratives to be read in many an artificially induced blue moon!’The Times

‘A masterpiece that moves faster than the speed of thought and is chilling in its implications.’New York Times

‘Brilliant… a delight to read. No one can ever hope to out-Gibson Gibson… A true original.’ – Sunday Times

‘Gibson can spin a gripping yarn. He builds up a great head of steam within the first few pages and doesn’t relax until the end.’Times Literary Supplement.