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Best Cyberpunk Books

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Best Cyberpunk Books
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Snow Crash
Neal Stephenson - 2011-01-01 (first published in 1992)
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After the Internet, what came next?Enter the Metaverse - cyberspace home to avatars and software daemons, where anything and just about everything goes. Newly available on the Street - the Metaverse's main drag - is Snow Crash, a cyberdrug. Trouble is Snow Crash is also a computer virus - and something more. Because once taken it infects the person...
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Neuromancer
William Gibson - 2016-10-25 (first published in 1984)
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Hotwired to the leading edges of art and technology, Neuromancer is a cyberpunk, science fiction masterpiece—a classic that ranks with 1984 and Brave New World as one of the twentieth century’s most potent visions of the future.The Matrix is a world within the world, a global consensus-hallucination, the representation of every byte of data in cybe...
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
Philip K. Dick - 1996-05-28 (first published in 1968)
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It was January 2021, and Rick Deckard had a license to kill.Somewhere among the hordes of humans out there, lurked several rogue androids. Deckard's assignment--find them and then..."retire" them. Trouble was, the androids all looked exactly like humans, and they didn't want to be found!...
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Altered Carbon
Netflix Altered Carbon book 1 (Gollancz S.F.) [Jan 30, 2018] Morgan, Richard
Richard Morgan - 2018-01-01 (first published in 2002)
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Coming to Netflix in 2018, this must-read story is a confident, action-and-violence packed thriller, and future classic noir SF novel from a multi-award-winning author. It's the twenty-fifth century, and advances in technology have redefined life itself. Human consciousness can now be stored in the brain and downloaded into a new body (or 'sleeve')...
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Accelerando
Charles Stross - 2006-06-27 (first published in 2005)
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The Singularity. It is the era of the posthuman. Artificial intelligences have surpassed the limits of human intellect. Biotechnological beings have rendered people all but extinct. Molecular nanotechnology runs rampant, replicating and reprogramming at will. Contact with extraterrestrial life grows more imminent with each new day.Struggling to sur...
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The Windup Girl
Paolo Bacigalupi - 2015-05-05 (first published in 2009)
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Anderson Lake is a company man, AgriGen's Calorie Man in Thailand. Under cover as a factory manager, Anderson combs Bangkok's street markets in search of foodstuffs thought to be extinct, hoping to reap the bounty of history's lost calories. There, he encounters Emiko... Emiko is the Windup Girl, a strange and beautiful creature. One of the New Peo...
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Synners
Pat Cadigan - 2012-11-13 (first published in 1991)
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Winner of the ARTHUR C. CLARKE AWARD, and shortlisted for the NEBULA, SYNNERS is a classic of cyberpunk fiction.Synners are synthesizers - not machines, but people. They take images from the brains of performers, and turn them into a form which can be packaged, sold and consumed. This book is set in a world where new technology spawns new crime bef...
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The Ghost in the Shell
Shirow Masamune - 2017-02-21 (first published in 1989)
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Deep into the twenty-first century, the line between man and machine has been inexorably blurred as humans rely on the enhancement of mechanical implants and robots are upgraded with human tissue. In this rapidly converging landscape, cyborg superagent Major Motoko Kusanagi is charged to track down the craftiest and most dangerous terrorists and cy...
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Mirrorshades
The Cyberpunk Anthology
Bruce Sterling - 1986-12-01
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With their hard-edged, street-wise prose, they created frighteningly probable futures of high-tech societies and low-life hustlers. Fans and critics call their world cyberpunk. Here is the definitive "cyberpunk" short fiction collection. HC: Arbor House....
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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
A Novel
Cory Doctorow - 2018-05-22 (first published in 2003)
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On The Skids In The Transhuman FutureJules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twenti...
The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester
Hardwired by Walter Jon Williams
Diaspora by Greg Egan
Vurt by Jeff Noon
Schismatrix Plus by Bruce Sterling
Eclipse by John Shirley
Trouble and Her Friends by Melissa Scott
Akira, Vol. 1 by Katsuhiro Otomo
The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
Transmetropolitan, Vol. 1 by Warren Ellis
Count Zero by William Gibson
Infomocracy by Malka Older
Daemon by Daniel Suarez
The World of Cyberpunk 2077 by Marcin Batylda
When Gravity Fails by George Alec Effinger
The Ware Tetralogy by Rudy Rucker
Want by Cindy Pon
Mindplayers by Pat Cadigan
The Glass Hammer by K. W. Jeter
Moxyland by Lauren Beukes
Metrophage by Richard Kadrey
Frontera by Lewis Shiner
Warcross by Marie Lu
Nexus by Ramez Naam
Mona Lisa Overdrive by William Gibson
Screwtop / The Girl Who Was Plugged In by James Tiptree Jr.
The Fortunate Fall by Raphael Carter
Blood Music by Greg Bear
The Electric Church by Jeff Somers
Distraction by Bruce Sterling
Slant by Greg Bear
Company Town by Madeline Ashby
Vn by Madeline Ashby
Chasm City by Alastair Reynolds
Chromed by Richard Parry
The Running Game by L. E. Fitzpatrick
Quantum Dream by Gadi Migdal
Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
Behind Blue Eyes by Anna Mocikat
Ghosts of Tomorrow by Michael R. Fletcher
Tropical Punch by S.C. Jensen
Cyberpunk City Book One by D.L. Young
The Immorality Clause by Brian Parker
The Psychic's Memoirs by Ryan Hyatt
Perdido Street Station by China Miéville
Psion by Joan D. Vinge
Otherland by Tad Williams
Fluorescent Black by M. F. Wilson
Cyberpunk by Victoria Blake, William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Lewis Shiner, Jonathan Lethem, Benjamin Parzybok, Kim Stanley Robinson, David Marusek, Paul Tremblay
Night Sky Mine by Melissa Scott
Data Runner by Sam A. Patel
Frank Miller's Ronin by Frank Miller
Portrait of a Time Tourist by Corey Mariani
Crashcourse by Wilhelmina Baird