Artificial intelligence. Computer hacking. Dystopian worlds. You'll find all of these – and more – in the pages of these top cyberpunk novels. But what makes for a good cyberpunk read? Some great cyberpunk books feature social unrest in a distant, high-tech future, while other sci-fi novels are about characters who exist solely in a cyber world. Many of the best cyberpunk novels have even been adapted into award-winning films.
What books will you find on this list of the best cyberpunk novels? Maybe you'll rank Neuromancer by William Gibson towards the top. This Hugo Award-winning work features the story of a computer hacker who is recruited to a mysterious job. I, Robot by Isaac Asimov also draws on cyberpunk themes of morphing technology, while Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? served as the inspiration for the 1982 film Blade Runner. Other good books featured on this must-read list include Snow Crash, The Diamond Age, and The Stars My Destination.
It's up to you to decide the best read of them all. Give your favorite cyberpunk novel a thumbs up to move it towards the number-one spot on the list, and add any great books that are missing.