William Gibson

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Mycotoxin Term Analysis

A poison derived from mushrooms. In Neuromancer the most frequently mentioned mycotoxin is a nerve agent, used to destroy parts of a victim’s nervous system.
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Mycotoxin Term Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the term Mycotoxin appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
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Case’s employers used a mycotoxin to damage his nervous system so that he would be unable to hook up his... (full context)
Chapter 3
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...put “fifteen toxin sacs” into the lining of Case’s arteries. Each sac contains the same mycotoxin that ruined Case’s life years before, and is slowly dissolving. After his job is complete,... (full context)