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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?
Catcher in the Rye comes to mind, although at the moment the only catchphrase I can think of from it is the "vomity-looking chair" in the hotel lobby; I don't know if Orwell's Animal Farm and 1984 had expected or unexpected impact, but both novels have invaded the fabric of our everyday lives. ("Some animals are more equal than others," is very much alive!)

(Gotta love those dystopian futuristic novels.)
Tags: cyberpunk, cyberspace, neuromancer, sci-fi, william gibson, writer's block
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