Jennifer (gaaneden) wrote,

Top twenty geek novels?

So far, 132 people have voted for the best geek novels written in English since 1932, in spite of Survey Monkey's rubric saying free polls were limited to 100 responses. The top 20 is therefore as follows, with the numbers in brackets showing the number of votes.

The list of the top twenty geek novels from some poll.
Bold = Read it.
Italics = Own it.

1. The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams - Liked it.
2. Nineteen Eighty-Four -- George Orwell - Was depressed by it.
3. Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley - Saw the move adaptation.
4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? -- Philip Dick - Saw the move adaptation.
5. Neuromancer -- William Gibson - Loved it!
6. Dune -- Frank Herbert - Lovelovelove it! I've reread this one a lot.
7. I, Robot -- Isaac Asimov - Liked it.
8. Foundation -- Isaac Asimov - Liked it.
9. The Colour of Magic -- Terry Pratchett
10. Microserfs -- Douglas Coupland - Someday.
11. Snow Crash -- Neal Stephenson - Great book!
12. Watchmen -- Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons - Trippy and a bit depressing.
13. Cryptonomicon -- Neal Stephenson
14. Consider Phlebas -- Iain M Banks
15. Stranger in a Strange Land -- Robert Heinlein - Hated it.
16. The Man in the High Castle -- Philip K Dick
17. American Gods -- Neil Gaiman - Liked it.
18. The Diamond Age -- Neal Stephenson - Hated it.
19. The Illuminatus! Trilogy -- Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson - It's on my "to read" table.
20. Trouble with Lichen - John Wyndham - Who? What? Huh? Never heard of it.

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