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The Grandaddy of them all.,
This review is from: Neuromancer (Paperback)
Despite being written back in 1984 this book is anything but dated, infact it is more current than ever. it's undeniably had more influence on Science Fiction than almost any other single book. From the clothes worn, the character names, and the locations described the book is a blueprint for 95% of all SF that follows. The Matrix owes it's characters, concepts and even slabs of its story line to Neuromancer. Very obviously as well. Despite being 26 years old it has predicted the growth, use and potential of the internet, Films such as the recent Inception owe many of its concepts of phschological manipulation to it.
This should be on everyones shelf to read at least once. Even if you don't like it, just to see what influence it's had, what it has spawned and basicly see where it all began.