William Gibson: Count Zero

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  • Tatiani Rapatzikou (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki)

When William Gibson completed Neuromancer (1984), he never thought of writing a second novel set in the same technologically-enhanced world. However, the great success of Neuromancer convinced the now popular Gibson to undertake this new challenge. In Count Zero, which was published in 1986, Gibson not only tries out new narrative practices, but also finds creative ground for elaboration on ideas that he had introduced in his first book: the fusion of technology and the body.

With the action again set in the world of “the Sprawl”, seven years after the events of Neuromancer, Gibson explores the lives and destinies of three main characters: Turner, whose mission for the Hosaka Corporation i…

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Citation:
Rapatzikou, Tatiani. "Count Zero". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 25 March 2004
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