Collecting ten of William Gibson’s early cyberpunk short stories from the late 1970s and early 1980s, dark visions of a globalized, high-tech, and deadly future.
As the United States is taken over by fervent anti-Communist paranoia, one man receives visions sent by an alien divinity. These hold all the answers for Earth’s salvation.
Abelard Lindsay, disgraced Shaper diplomat, sets out on a grand tour of the posthuman solar system, showcasing some extreme changes in our far-flung future.
A 1980s-era man is deposited in a future so advanced and decadent that its inhabitants have nothing better to do than reconstruct (with some accuracy) ancient cities to hold their social events.
Genius biochemist gives cells sentience, injects them into his body rather than pitch them like his boss ordered. Hilarity ensues. Chilling look at the apocalypse and/or transcendence of the human body.