I have been browsing blogs this morning. I recommend this discussion on Crooked Timber, which I am halfway through reading at the moment. It is about the various merits of genre, popular and literary fiction, which is a topic I am very interested in. My emotions are strong but my opinions inchoate. The comments are various and contradictory.
Neuromancer is far and away the most important novel of the last 25 years. I think that's probably true.