Page 103. " But now he noticed the little sigil, the size of a small coin, woven into the lower left corner of the ad's fabric of light: T-A. "

A sigil is a symbol in magic: graphic, alphabetized, pictorial emblems found in voodoo, witchcraft, tarot, the bible; symbols used to evoke power or magic.

Page 108. " the first true virus in the history of cybernetics "

Neuromancer introduces different concepts of computer crime: hobbyist, military, terrorist.

William Gibson writes on 25 Years of Digital Vandalism (New York Times)


Page 122. " A pistol. A Nambu, she said. Nice gun. "
Public Domainnambugun - Credit: atrilogy

The semi-automatic Nambu pistol was designed for the Japanese military by Captain Kijiro Nambu in 1902.

Page 123. " They passed the Beyoglu tunel terminal and sped past mazes of deserted back streets, run-down apartment houses that reminded Case vaguely of Paris. "

Beyoglu, Istanbul
GNU Free Documentation LicenseBeyoglu, Istanbul - Credit: Nevit Dilmen

Page 123. " He stared dully at the baroque conglomeration of styles that was Topkapi "
GNU Free Documentation Licensetopkapipalace - Credit: Bjørn Christian Tørrissen

The Topkapi Palace was the official residence of the Ottoman sultan in Istanbul until 1856.

The name means "Cannon Gate".  Construction began in 1459, just six years after the conquest of Constantinople by the Ottomans.