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Gibson William Neuromancer

First Edition Prices, Values and Auction Results

An influential work in the vein of genre called “cyberpunk,” William Gibson introduces his science fiction Sprawl Trilogy in the aftermath of WWIII with Neuromancer, the first novel in the series. The book takes a critical view of a dark futuristic society’s use of artificial intelligence. There are shared settings and characters from other works by Gibson in this work and although considered a trilogy, the three titles can stand alone in their plots. The first British edition published by Victor Gollancz Ltd. (London) in 1984 has sold at auction for up to $840; signed versions of this edition have sold for $2000-$2300. The first American publishing by Ace Science Fiction (New York) in 1984 sells at auction for considerably less in the $150-$200 range.

We collected a sample of 9 auction results of Gibson, William's Neuromancer from 2 different auction houses. The lowest overall price realized in our sample was $169 and the highest overall price realized was $2300. The overall average price was $732 and the median price realized for the book was $660. There were 3 auctions (33%) with a price realized below the low estimate, 2 auctions (22%) exceeding the high estimates, and 4 auctions (44%) within the range of the low and high estimates. Auctions of interest include: a PBA sale on April 16, 2015 of a 1984 - Gollancz edition for $1140 that with an inscription from author; a Swann sale on May 25, 2006 of a 1984 - Gollancz edition for $2300 that signed by the author;

Recent Auction Results:

Auction House Auction Date Author Title City Publisher Year Estimate Sale Price Auction Page Other Copies
Swann June 17, 2015 Gibson, William. Neuromancer New York Ace Science Fiction Books 1984 $200-$300 $169 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA April 16, 2015 Gibson, William. Neuromancer London Gollancz 1984 $1200-$1800 $1140 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA October 9, 2008 Gibson, William. Neuromancer London Gollancz 1984 $1200-$1800 $840 PBA Copies for Sale
Swann May 25, 2006 Gibson, William. Neuromancer London Gollancz 1984 $1000-$1500 $2300 Swann Copies for Sale
PBA January 26, 2006 Gibson, William. Neuromancer West Bloomfield, MI Phantasia Press 1986 $300-$500 $450 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA August 12, 2004 Gibson, William. Neuromancer New York Ace Science Fiction Books 1984 $120-$180 $192 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA August 12, 2004 Gibson, William. Neuromancer West Bloomfield, MI Phantasia Press 1986 $400-$700 $660 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA August 12, 2004 Gibson, William. Neuromancer West Bloomfield, MI Phantasia Press 1986 $250-$350 $270 PBA Copies for Sale
PBA January 29, 2004 Gibson, William. Neuromancer West Bloomfield, MI Phantasia Press 1986 $500-$800 $570 PBA Copies for Sale