Kapura: Convincing possible future dominated by media, corporations, computers, and drugs. read comments

eps: Such a beautiful execution of a great story set in a captivating world, packing a pageful of storyline, images and innuendos into every line of text. It feels like Gibson was on a strict word diet, but... read comments

peteforde: It's not a breezy quick read, but my favourite sci-fi is always likely to be Cryptonomicon read comments

gradys: Hard sci-fi about what might happen if we could scan human minds in sufficient detail to simulate them in computers. Best treatment of this topic I've ever seen. read comments

BatFastard: AI, AR (or MR), 3D printing, crowdsourcing, this book brings them and more together in a facinating manner. read comments

iNate2000: Even more than Star Trek, this novel caused me to think about a post-scarcity world. If we could have anything and everything, what should we do with it? read comments

qznc: Turns the concept of technological singularity into a well-written story. As the story spans a looong timespan and shows how humanity antiquates itself, it makes you feel small in a good sense. read comments

amuresan: Enjoyable and entertaining! I'm surprised how different the feel of the book is compared to the Blade runner films. In the book androids are purely rational beings, whereas the film wraps them in... read comments

pierrec: It's an incredibly well thought out extrapolation of the future of the human race, much less phantasmagorical and much more grounded in science than pretty much every other SF I know of... read comments

chc4: Pattern Recognition also does something special: have you really ever /thought/ about brands and advertising? Lots of commentary on... read comments

billwear: Not just a prescient story, but a veiled commentary on how easily we're using technology as a proxy for being there, and all the psychological changes that come along for the ride. read comments

nichodges: I never got into Gibson as a fiction writer, but this collection of essays, articles and talks immediately made me appreciate him as an amazing thinker, observer, and truly brilliant writer... read comments