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Whats your favorite Cyberpunk books?


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#1 BletchleyPark

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 03:04

I'm always looking for new reading, I'm currently on Count Zero.

My favorites are:
SnowCrash Amazon
Daemon/Freedom Amazon
Neuromancer Amazon

I also liked the Takeshi Kovacs series. Amazon

What about you guys?


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Posted 01 August 2011 - 15:06

No one?

#3 DocM

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 17:57

Anything by William Gibson or Pat Cadigan

A lot of Cyberpunk themes in the works of PKD - esp. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner)

Manga like Akira, Battle Angel Alita and Ghost in the Shell

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 18:00

i can honestly say i do not believe i have ever read a "cyberpunk" genre book before. And i read anywhere between 15 to 20 books a year.

#5 DocM

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 19:47

Time to broaden your selections. May I (strongly) recommend William Gibson's Neuromancer as a jumping off point? Classic.

“The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.”
-first line of Neuromancer

It's the first of the Sprawl (aka Matrix) trilogy, consisting of Neuromancer, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 19:57

I'm always looking for new reading, I'm currently on Count Zero.

My favorites are:
SnowCrash Amazon
Daemon/Freedom Amazon
Neuromancer Amazon

I also liked the Takeshi Kovacs series. Amazon

What about you guys?


I find it funny that you would point out Snow Crash but not mention Cryptonomicon. That was a much better, though extremely long, story.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 20:00

Snowcrash and Peter F. Hamiltons Mandel Trilogy, which should count as cyberpunk. except for those and I think Neuromancer(I think I read it) I don't think I've read much cyberpunk despite being a fan, mostly more SciFi stuff.

Big Shadowrun fan though, even though I have no one to game with :)

oh yeah, the NetForce books by Tom Clancy, including the netForce explorers. not quite cyberpunk but sort of. been a while since I read them though. and I prefer SnowCrash and Mandel way above them but

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 20:02

Great suggestion, but at 900+ pages I classify Cryptonomicon as a 'vacation book' ;)

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 20:10

Thanks for the suggestions everyone. I'm always looking for new books to read.

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Posted 01 August 2011 - 21:04

Great suggestion, but at 900+ pages I classify Cryptonomicon as a 'vacation book' ;)


900... that's like a weekend book or something.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 17:59

900... that's like a weekend book or something.


You have 6 day weekends?

#12 draklin

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 18:25

Great suggestion, but at 900+ pages I classify Cryptonomicon as a 'vacation book' ;)


I suppose you meant summer vacation type of book. But I highly recommend finding the time to read it.

Another book that I thought was good was The Diamond Age also by Neal Stephenson.

Also, the Shadowrun books also have some great cyberpunk elements to them.

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Posted 02 August 2011 - 18:30

Incarceron. Not a "favorite" per se, but good enough to enjoy. It's by Catherine Fisher, and you've probably never heard of it before. So go read it!

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 11:40

The gun seller by hugh laurie this book was best it had witty jokes and intricacy of robert ludlum's novels by the way I recommend picking up whole lot of robert ludlum novels.

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 14:14

I found out that defcon has a good list of cyberpunk.

http://www.defcon.or.../book-list.html