In the year 2035, Muzon is one of the most popular commercially available anti-anxiety drugs, the successor of Zoloft and Prozac. Little is known about it, other than that it is reasonably safe and has relatively few side effects.
They’re products of different eras, but these two series have some important things in common. Chief among those are a human-only cosmos, and heroes who prefer to solve their problems with brains rather than brawn. Oh, and y’know, both being Hugo-winning modern classics.
A more disparate pairing could hardly be imagined, and yet, they’re not so far apart. The key point of connection between the two is the importance of Artificial Intelligence in both settings.
Asimov’s Robots are, of course, iconic. And Tony Stark’s house/computer/suit/etc Jarvis (Just Another Really Very Intelligent System) is named in a way that only serves to emphasises how taken for granted this artificial intelligence is by Stark and his employees.