Neuromancer

Neuromancer

by

William Gibson

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A brand of computer. Often used to refer to a specific deck.
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Hosaka Term Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the term Hosaka appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
Technology and the Body Theme Icon
...computer to look up the Panther Moderns, which he assumes are a youth subculture. The Hosaka presents a précis like a slideshow—including a video of a teenager in a mimetic polycarbon... (full context)
Chapter 5
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Back in the loft, Case turns on the Hosaka and connects the construct. Dixie exists as a mental presence “exactly the sensation of someone... (full context)
Chapter 6
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Two hours later, Case jacks out. He had the Hosaka present a précis. Although it was full of holes, he has the main story: Willis... (full context)
Chapter 8
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...to turn the hallway into rooms, and gives Case a place to plug in his Hosaka. In the background, dub pulses quietly. Molly describes the music as “worship,” and “a sense... (full context)
Chapter 10
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...a virus program, but he doesn’t know much about it. He plugs it into the Hosaka, who informs him it’s called Kuang Grade Mark Eleven, and is a Chinese “penetration program”... (full context)
Chapter 11
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...empty hotel room and calls Maelcum, asking to be connected to Dixie. Speaking through the Hosaka voice chip, Case notices the Dixie’s “carefully engineered accent [is] lost entirely.” He asks the... (full context)
Chapter 14
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...and announces the ghost is asking for him. Case jacks in. Dixie tells him the Hosaka has been plugged into Armitage’s boat as well. He also tells Case that Armitage wants... (full context)
Chapter 16
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In the matrix, Dixie tells Case that Armitage/Corto wiped his Hosaka, almost wiping Dixie and Case’s computer as well.  Dixie passes on information from Wintermute, he... (full context)
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...The pass the Japanese pilot, whose throat Corto has cut. Case turns to the dead Hosaka, which Corto blasted with a laser.    (full context)
Chapter 18
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Case resists—his job is to track and pilot the virus—but The Finn/Wintermute explains that the Hosaka has been totally overtaken by the virus, so if they take the Garvey to a... (full context)