By Isaac Butler
For class (yes, really) I am rereading Neuromancer for the first time since 7th Grade, when my friend Hugh had a copy that swiftly made it's way around our circle of friends, in part because it was the ur-text for the RPG "Cyberpunk" that we had all just gotten into, and in part because it had a reasonably explicit sex scene in the first fifty pages, at least one sentence of which ("His orgasm flared blue,") is still a running gag amongst two of us.
I'm curious tho. The book's been a cultural force since it first dropped in 1984, which is more than enough time to have impacted a couple of generations of readers. My guess is a lot of people who read Parabasis have also read Neuromancer. What are your memories of it? When did you read it? What impact (if any) did it have on you?