Neuromancer is a 1984 science fiction novel by William Gibson , a seminal work in the cyberpunk subgenre and the first winner of the sci-fi "triple crown" — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick Award, and the Hugo Award. It was Gibson's debut novel and the beginning of the "Sprawl Trilogy".
Set in a dystopic future, the novel tells the story of a washed-up computer hacker hired by a mysterious employer to pull off the ultimate hack. The original book's cover created by Rick Berry in 1984 was the world's first digitally painted book cover.
The book also won the 1987 Seiun award for best translated foreign novel in Japan.