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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Sprawl Trilogy

William Gibson wrote the Sprawl Trilogy that formed part of his first set of novels. These novels include ‘Neuromancer’ published in 1984, ‘Count Zero’ published in 1986, and ‘Mona Lisa Overdrive’ published in 1988. The science fiction novel trilogy based its content on a future fiction concept. The novels focus on the universal innovation theory that happened after World War III.

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Author:  William Gibson

Genre: Science Fiction, Future Fiction, Cyberpunk


  1. Neuromancer 271
  2. Count Zero 256
  3. Mona Lisa Overdrive 251

Goodreads rating:  3.89/5

My Rating: 8.0/10

Published: 1984, 1986, 1988

Publisher: Ace Books

Language: English

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Synopsis and Summary of Science Fiction Sprawl Trilogy

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This world becomes dominated by a corporate sector and many different organisations operate on future technologies. These trilogy novels cover a time period of 16 years. Every novel in this trilogy focuses on a different aspect and story, although some of the characters seem similar.

The novels basically intend to show the effects of extreme technology in the world. William Gibson tried to show us the consequences of technology for which we still not ready and will never be. The novels lead us to explore the world of direct mind-machine links, artificial intelligence, cyberspace and much more.

The Sprawl presents an urban environment located at, the east coast of the United States of America. Most of the events in the Sprawl Trilogy took place in this environment.  The first novel of this series, Neuromancer, bases its story on a computer hacker, Henry Case, who performs one last job. This job brings Henry to fight with the artificial intelligence.

Count Zero, second of the series, focuses on two industrial giants or we can say multinational corporations fighting over a new powerful technology of biochips using hackers and matrix. The final novel of the series, Mona Lisa Overdrive, takes place after eight years of Count Zero and Neuromancer.

Final Say on Scientific Fiction Novels the Sprawl Trilogy

The Sprawl Trilogy is considered as one of the best-known novels in cyberpunk. Neuromancer offers the beginning of Sprawl Trilogy and it also presents the debut novel of William Gibson. The Matrix Trilogy possess a huge influence on the Sprawl storyline. This trilogy deserves my rating of 8/10 because of the intrinsic realities it creates. It presents an amazing story and while reading this, you will continue to stay interested. Would I re-read this novel? Yes. Am I glad I read it? Yes.

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