I just finished an old science fiction novel, Neuromancer (1984) by William Gibson.. A short read but a good one for me. Wonder if Myestro has read that one...
Pretty cool book for it's time, really maybe ahead of it's time for some of it's concepts and language. This book is what invented the term cyberspace and the idea of virtual reality, but also to follow it would be the novels, Pen and Paper RPG and early 90's video games of Shadowrun (awesome games), which were based around the themes of this very story (with additives), not to mention the series of Matrix movies themselves, and a bit of Johnny Mnemonic. I dont think Gibson got any credit for any of it though.
It's about a gritty future where humans are able to be enhanced with nerve splicing, wired reflexes and all kinds of stuff. The matrix exists as a virtual reality where Artificial Intelligence programs live and manipulate the world, while skilled hackers enter and try to break through sometimes deadly barriers to steal information and money from big corporations who posses these AI's.
Pretty cool book, but might be an obscure and slightly difficult read to some.