Here is a compilation of the sci-fi, cyberpunk, or futuristic novels I’ve read that I am willing to encourage the masses to read, nay, feast upon. These books are awesome imaginings of post-apocalyptic glory (or horror), enticing technologies and great characters. The writing is good too. Like the generous Samaritan I am, I’ve also provided links to the titles so that with just a few clicks, you can have a book delivered to the doorstep of your house. How’s that for technology? Now, once you’ve looked through the list, maybe ordered a few books, but before you’ve begun reading, let me know the ones I should read that I’ve perhaps forgot about or known nothing of their existence. Thank you.
Note: Authors are not repeated even if other books they’ve written are also fantastic. If they’re on this list, they’re good. You can trust them.
Futuristic Reading List
(in no hierarchical order)
SnowCrash Neal Stephenson
Neuromancer William Gibson
Ender’s Game Orson Scott Card
Dune Frank Herbert
Hitchiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (all of them) Douglas Adams
Barefoot in the Head Brian W. Adiss
1984 George Orwell
Brave New World Aldous Huxley
Not included: (Kenzo Ishiguro‘s Never Let me Go because it’s vision of the future is sensationalistic and stupid. So, some books are omitted for their lack of coolness.)
A Clockwork Orange Anthony Burgess
The Road Cormac McCarthy
Cat’s Cradle Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
The Sparrow Mary Doria Russel
The Lathe of Heaven Ursula K. LeGuin
Oryx and Crake Margaret Atwood
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Philip K. Dick
Ghost in the Shell Masamune Shirow
Crash JG Ballard
Kamikaze L’amour Richard Kadrey