October 1st, 2008

Bronze Phoenix

Writer's Block: Neuromancer

Happy birthday, Neuromancer! Since its publication 24 years ago, William Gibson’s visionary novel has influenced everything from technology to pop culture. What other novels have had such an unexpected impact?

I can think of many good books, such as the Wizard of Oz and the Harry Potter books. My answer, however, is going to be Marvel Comics, particularly Spider-Man and Fantastic Four. Those early Marvel Comics not only influenced many comic books that followed, but now they are influencing movies.