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18 November 2005 @ 10:02 am
Top 20 Geex Novels  
Yoinked from a Guardian article

The top 20 geek novels as voted by Guardian readers.

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

Better than half. Not bad, but I see I have a new reading list.
Tucker McKinnon: Owlyjazzfish on November 18th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
"Trouble with Lichen" instead of "Day of the Triffids?" How odd.

Also, the lack of "The Stars My Destination" is criminal. Stupid readers.

The few Banks books I've managed to find have been good stuff. "The Wasp Factory" contains the single most disturbing image I have ever encountered in fiction.
Ziggyts52 on November 18th, 2005 03:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Add some more to my reading list why don't you.

But seriously, thanks. Now I just have to finish the Baroque Cycle, and the latest Pratchette, and then I can start in on this list...
Uilosuilos on November 18th, 2005 11:41 pm (UTC)
I feel so accomplished. I'm missing 7 of them. I think I can claim back the geek points I lost for not recognizing the DOOM movie for what it was less than 30 seconds into the trailer.