Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Top 20 Geek Novels

Jack Schofield of the Guardian Unlimited (UK) has published the top 20 geek novels written in English since 1932. The list is fairly unscientific. Schofield put the list up and then solicited votes. Nevertheless, the list is interesting to say the least. Below is the list, and what of the list I've actually read. I guess I'm not the geek I once thought of myself as.

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

1 comment:

  1. You are not missing anything by avoiding Microserfs. I regard it as the worst novel ever written. On the other hand, Brave New World and 1984 are well worth the read.

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