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Neuromancer | Chapter Summaries

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Part 1, Chapter 1 Neuromancer takes place some time in the 21st century. A "cyber cowboy" named Case is in Chiba City, Japan. He used to w... Read More
Part 1, Chapter 2 Molly takes Case to the Chiba Hilton, where a man named Armitage offers Case a job. Armitage promises to repair the dama... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 3 Case, Molly, and Armitage travel to North America, to "the Sprawl" stretching from Boston to Atlanta, a region Case call... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 4 Case uses simstim to experience Molly's sensations, sensing what she senses as she moves through the world to contact th... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 5 After Molly receives medical treatment for her leg from an office labeled "GERALD CHIN, DENTIST," Case discretely shares... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 6 Now that he is turned back on, Dixie Flatline begins mentoring Case. He guides him to a section of the matrix he calls a... Read More
Part 2, Chapter 7 Once they arrive in Istanbul, the car driving Case, Molly, and Armitage from the airport narrates bits of local history ... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 8 Chapter 8 opens with a description of Freeside, a space station. The team gets on a shuttle to take them to another spac... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 9 Aboard the Marcus Garvey, the Rastafarian space tug piloted by Maelcum, Case consults Dixie about tackling an AI and the... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 10 Molly and Case pass through customs and enter Freeside. Case finds it disorienting to be inside the cylindrical space co... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 11 Later that evening, Armitage takes Case and Molly to dinner at Freeside's most expensive restaurant, the Vingtième Siècl... Read More
Part 3, Chapter 12 Case leaves Molly's room and heads back along Rue Jules Verne. He runs into Cath, who shares some information about Lady... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 13 The Turing police quiz Case on his job. They ask where Molly is and what he did that evening. They interrogate him to fi... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 14 Case takes a train through Freeside back to where Aerol, a Zionite from the Marcus Garvey, is waiting for him. Aerol tel... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 15 Case comes out of the vision, after having flatlined again. He jacks into simstim so he can monitor Molly and see throug... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 16 Case calls Armitage on the yacht. When he does, Armitage quizzes him about seeing Wintermute in the matrix. Case admits ... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 17 Case updates Dixie on Armitage's death and then joins Molly via simstim. After a while, he jacks back in to check in wit... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 18 Molly enters. A girl, a boy, and Ashpool's corpse are in a large space near a pool. The boy dives into the pool. Molly t... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 19 Maelcum and Case move through the hatch and bluff their way past some employees. Case jacks in, first to check in with D... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 20 Case and Maelcum ride the service cart through Villa Straylight. Wintermute guides them with a drone. When they reach a ... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 21 Case is awoken by music but sees patterns moving in his vision. Case finally asks Linda who told her he was coming. She ... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 22 As Maelcum and Case ride the service cart one more time, Case tries to prepare Maelcum for what they will face: Riviera,... Read More
Part 4, Chapter 23 As Case and Molly physically approach the place where Molly will use the key she carries, Case and Dixie (and the Chines... Read More
Coda, Chapter 24 After an indefinite amount of time, Case returns to the hotel room at the Hyatt he shares with Molly. She wrote him a go... Read More
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