Neuromancer

Neuromancer

by

William Gibson

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The law firm run by the Tessier-Ashpool family, also referred to as T-A.
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Tessier-Ashpool S.A. Term Timeline in Neuromancer

The timeline below shows where the term Tessier-Ashpool S.A. appears in Neuromancer. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 5
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...Armitage, but, because AIs aren’t allowed autonomy, both Molly and Finn assume it’s Wintermute’s owners, Tessier-Ashpool S.A., who owns the mainframe and software, who are pulling Armitage’s strings. (full context)
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After this, Smith came to the Finn. The Finn discovered Tessier-Ashpool S.A. was technically a law firm, which owned all of Freeside—an enormous settlement in orbit... (full context)
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Case returns to the loft, passing a holographic advertisement for Freeside, with a T-A logo in the bottom corner. As he walks, he considers Dixie, remembering how they met... (full context)
Chapter 9
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...thick digital defenses, so dense they must have belonged to an artificial intelligence. Owned by Tessier-Ashpool. This AI was based in Rio, however, not Berne. (full context)
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...explains that he is like a man with his lobes separated, the other lobe being Tessier-Ashpool’s AI in Rio. Wintermute is only a “potential entity,” “one aspect of that entity’s brain.” (full context)
Chapter 10
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...Waking up in his hotel, Case realizes the wasp nest in his dream bore the T-A logo of Tessier-Ashpool. (full context)
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...systems and artificial intelligences.” The Hosaka also informs him that, several steps up the ladder, Tessier-Ashpool owns the virus. (full context)
Chapter 14
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...tells Case that Armitage wants him to start the mission. Dixie transports Case to the Tessier-Ashpool core data center. Their ice as the thickest Case has ever seen. He considers backing... (full context)
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...Case he made him have this dream. He explains the wasp nest is like the Tessier-Ashpool family. He hopes this will make Case “feel better,” and turn his hatred on to... (full context)
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...Finn’s story. It recites the history of the Villa Straylight, built by and for the Tessier-Ashpool family. The Finn/Wintermute explains that the head is a “ceremonial terminal,” and that Molly needs... (full context)
Chapter 16
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...and Case’s computer as well.  Dixie passes on information from Wintermute, he told him most Tessier-Ashpools are in cold sleep. 3Jane is the only one awake in Straylight. The other two... (full context)
Chapter 17
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...as human. When he thought of power, he thought of immortal corporations, but realizes the Tessier-Ashpool family isn’t like that—it is made up of a finite number of mortal, insane individuals,... (full context)
Chapter 23
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...airplane, and Case and Dixie climb into the cockpit. They navigate the virus into the Tessier-Ashpool ice, shattering it, and traveling inside. Below, they see a city of data, but they... (full context)
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Case jacks in. He rides Kuang above a neon city, T-A’s data. He calls out for Dixie, who doesn’t respond. Wintermute calls out to Case in... (full context)
Chapter 24
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Case thinks about his time inside the matrix, staring down into the heart of the T-A cores. He understands why Wintermute made him imagine it as a wasp nest, but notes... (full context)