Ambient (novel)

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Ambient Jack Womack 1987.JPG
First edition
Author Jack Womack
Cover artist David Shannon
Country United States
Language English
Series Dryco series
Genre Cyberpunk, dystopian novel
Publisher Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover and paperback)
Pages 259 pages
ISBN 1-55584-082-5
OCLC 13822815
813/.54 19
LC Class PS3573.O575 A8 1987
Followed by Terraplane

Ambient is the dystopian debut novel of cyberpunk writer Jack Womack, the first in his Dryco series.[1] Published in 1987, it was translated into Slovak by Michal Hvorecký, and has a significant cult following.[2] Actor Bruce Willis optioned the novel, and renewed the option in 1995 (thus enabling Womack to quit his "day job").[3]


  1. ^ Collins, Robert A (1990). Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual 1989. Westport: Meckler. p. 349. ISBN 978-0-88736-369-6. 
  2. ^ Segel, Harold (2008). The Columbia Literary History of Eastern Europe since 1945. New York: Columbia University Press. p. 225. ISBN 0-231-13306-5. 
  3. ^ Blair, Dike (August 1995). "It's always the same: interview with Jack Womack". Retrieved June 26, 2009.