William Gibson

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How Zionites refer to Western Society, specifically Freeside and the Villa Straylight.
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Babylon Term Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the term Babylon appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8
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...a chance to jack into cyberspace, but Aerol dislikes it. To him, it looks like “Babylon.”  (full context)
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...calls Molly Steppin’ Razor, from Zionite mythology about a woman who brings “a scourge on Babylon […] on its darkest heart.” (full context)
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Self-Interest vs. Human Connection Theme Icon
...wonders if they work for Armitage, but they cryptically explain they have “no regard for Babylon’s law,” only the law of “Jah,” although they may be mistaken. (full context)