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Another List: Top 20 Geek Novels

The Guardian’s Technology blog has posted the results of their geek novel survey:

  1. The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  2. Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
  3. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip Dick
  5. Neuromancer by William Gibson
  6. Dune by Frank Herbert
  7. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov
  8. Foundation by Isaac Asimov
  9. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
  10. Microserfs by Douglas Coupland
  11. Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  12. Watchmen by Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons
  13. Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson
  14. Consider Phlebas by Iain M Banks
  15. Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlein
  16. The Man in the High Castle by Philip K Dick
  17. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  18. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
  19. The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson
  20. Trouble with Lichen by John Wyndham
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4 Comments on Another List: Top 20 Geek Novels

  1. I don’t know what unnerves me more: The fact that I’ve read 18 of them, or the fact that I outright hate three of them.

  2. I’ve read 17 of them and can’t say I hated any of them. Although The Illuminatus! Trilogy is probably best read while on the hallucinogenic drug of your choice. Not that I condone that, it’s just the books are that, err, weird.

    I’m not sure 1984 or Brave New World are particularly geeky, however good they may be. Out of all of them, aside from HHGttG, I’d place the Stephenson books near the top. I really liked Snow Crash and I think Cryptonomicon is his best book. Oh, and I’ll read any SF Banks writes (still waiting to get The Algebraist and the next Culture novel).

  3. Good Lord, I’m a Geek. I’ve read them all. Microserfs bit the big one though. I gave that one away real fast. Lichen by Wyndham? Man, I haven’t thought about that one in decades!

  4. Geek Novel Survey

    Via SFSignal, another list of books! This time The Guardians best Geek novels. Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is at number one. I’ve read 14 of the 20 books on the list. Not bad, my sort of list. Like Jack…

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