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Top 10 Geek Novels

by Rob Friesel

Earlier today, I posted a link to Schofield’s “Geek Top 20” novels. Then over at Modus Ponens we have the challenge: “What are your top 10 geek novels?”

Once again: geek or nerd? (But I digress…)

  1. Snow Crash Neal Stephenson
  2. Ubik Philip K. Dick
  3. Exit Strategy Douglas Rushkoff
  4. Perdido Street Station China Mieville
  5. Gravity’s Rainbow Thomas Pynchon
  6. Microserfs Douglas Coupland
  7. Neuromancer William Gibson
  8. Schismatrix Plus Bruce Sterling
  9. Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom Cory Doctorow
  10. Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood

Alas, I tend to go with things more recent. I tend to have read them and they feel more relevant to me. And again, what do we mean by “geek” here? My selections tend to bend toward the novels that engaged the detail-oriented technicalities within the story but also used interesting ways of either telling or propelling the story.

Or else they’re just favorites.

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About Rob Friesel

Software engineer by day, science fiction writer by night. Author of The PhantomJS Cookbook and a short story in Please Do Not Remove. View all posts by Rob Friesel →

One Response to Top 10 Geek Novels

mike says:

This is why I love these lists, because now I realize that I clearly should read Ubik and Gravity’s Rainbow.

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