Neuromancer Short Summary
William Gibson tells a story of criminals who work with expertise and on a mission to commit crimes through technological knowledge. They are spurred by advancement in technology and the incidences of violent crime. The activities they are involved in during the crime are in the cyberspace.
In the beginning, the team is being assembled. It is lead by Armitage. Molly is the hired muscle. The cyberspace expert is called Case while Peter Riviera is in charge of human manipulation. No intimidation tactic is expected in their dealing. Armitage is a former military man while the other members have been involved in severe crime cases apart from the fact that they are into drug use.
Molly and Case work together on the Rom Construct. That becomes the time the two learn how to work together. The other parts of the story take place at Freeside, in the outer space. It is an area controlled by the Tessier-Ashpool family. The family controls most of the cyberspace programs.
After a period through the mission, Molly and Case realize that they are working for Wintermute, an operative of the Tessier-Ashpool family. Their work is to work on modalities of how to merge Neuromancer and Wintermute.
In the course of the mission, a mental breakdown renders Armitage unable to work appropriately. The Wintermute take the opportunity to kill him. Riviera could not double-cross Molly as much as he tried. A law enforcement agency called the Turing further interferes with the operations of the mission. The agency’s work is to control the influence artificial intelligence is having in the world. There are still other hurdles to the success of the task. The first is the former associates of Case and the people from Neuromancer who do not want the operation to be completed.
There were many challenges that the team had to deal with. However, Molly and Case work on the mission diligently ensuring that it is completed successfully. Finally, Wintermute merges with Neuromancer. The merged artificial intelligence is more significant than it was anticipated. Those involved do not assess how big it is. After the successful completion of this mission, Case and Molly came back to the earth. They interacted for a few days and went back to how they used to live before the purpose. Wintermute paid Case much money as compensation for the work they did.