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.