At some point during Gideon Strauss‘ blogger convivium last Christmas, I mentioned to him that I used to like programming while listening to a set of MP3s of William Gibson reading Neuromancer.
I kept them on my OpenCola-issued laptop while I worked there, and I
forgot to make a backup copy before dutifully handing it back when I
got laid off.
Gideon, a Gibson fan, asked me to let him know if I ever found more
copies. I’d forgotten about his request until this past weekend, and a
little Googling found me this site and this site, which has 8 MP3s, representing four 90-minute cassettes of the Neuromancer audiobook.
According to this page on the William Gibson Aleph, U2 — one of Gideon’s favourite bands — contributed a track to the audiobook.
Gideon, everyone: enjoy!
“The sky above the port was the the colour of television, tuned to a dead channel…”