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List of famous cyberpunk books, listed alphabetically with jacket cover images of the books when available. Information for these popular cyberpunk books is included as well, such as the author's name and the book's publication date. This list includes the best cyberpunk novels, textbooks, and stories, so use it to find books you haven't already read and add them to your reading list.

This list below has a variety of books, like Neuromancer and Snow Crash, in it.

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A Fire in the Sun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
George Alec Effinger
A Fire in the Sun is a cyberpunk science fiction novel by American writer George Alec Effinger, published in 1989. It is the second novel in the three-book Marîd Audran series, following ...more

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Acidity is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Nadeem F. Paracha
Acidity is a dystopian cyber novelette written by eccentric Pakistani journalist and writer, Nadeem F. Paracha. Written exclusively for the website Chowk.com in 2003, it has gone on to become a ...more

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After the Long Goodbye is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Masaki Yamada

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All Tomorrow's Parties is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
William Gibson
All Tomorrow's Parties is the final novel in William Gibson's Bridge trilogy. Like its predecessors, All Tomorrow's Parties is a speculative fiction novel set in a postmodern, dystopian, ...more

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Ambient is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Jack Womack
Ambient is the dystopian debut novel of cyberpunk writer Jack Womack, the first in his Dryco series. Published in 1987, it was translated into Slovak by Michal Hvorecký, and has a ...more

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Automated Alice is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Jeff Noon
Automated Alice is a fantasy novel by British author Jeff Noon, first published in 1996. The book follows Alice's travels to a future Manchester city populated by Newmonians, Civil Serpents and ...more

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Brasyl is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Ian McDonald
Brasyl is a 2007 novel by British author Ian McDonald. It was nominated for the 2008 Hugo Awards in the best novel category. In 2008 it was nominated for, and made the longlist of, the ...more

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Breakpoint is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Richard A. Clarke
Breakpoint is a cyberpunk science fiction novel by former United States intelligence and counterterrorism official Richard A. Clarke. It is his second novel. The book paints a dystopic ...more

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Budayeen Nights is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
George Alec Effinger, Barbara Hambly
Budayeen Nights is a collection of cyberpunk science fiction short stories and novelettes by George Alec Effinger, published in 2003. The work consists of nine individual stories by Effinger, ...more

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Count Zero is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
William Gibson
Count Zero is a science fiction novel written by William Gibson, originally published 1986. It is the second volume of the Sprawl trilogy, which begins with Neuromancer and concludes with Mona ...more

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False Mirrors is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Sergey Lukyanenko
False Mirrors is the second novel in the Labyrinth trilogy of cyberpunk novels written by Russian science fiction writer Sergey Lukyanenko. The novel takes place two years after Labyrinth of ...more

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Gravity's Angels is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Michael Swanwick
Gravity's Angels is a collection of science fiction stories by author Michael Swanwick. It was released in 1991 and was the author's first book published by Arkham House. It was published in an ...more

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GURPS Cyberpunk is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Loyd Blankenship
GURPS Cyberpunk is a genre toolkit for cyberpunk-themed role-playing games set in a near-future dystopia, such as that envisioned by William Gibson in his influential novel Neuromancer. In 1993, ...more

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GURPS Cyberpunk Sourcebook is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Welcome to a world on the edge. Launched by the novels of William Gibson, propelled by the visions of Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, Neil Stephenson and others, Cyberpunk is the fusion of science ...more

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Hardwired is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Walter Jon Williams
Hardwired is a 1986 cyberpunk science fiction novel by Walter Jon Williams.

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Idoru is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
William Gibson
Idoru is the second book in William Gibson's Bridge trilogy. Idoru is a science-fiction novel set in a postmodern, dystopian, cyberpunk future. The main character, Colin Laney, has a talent for ...more

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Labyrinth of Reflections is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Sergey Lukyanenko
Labyrinth of Reflections is the first novel in the Labyrinth trilogy of cyberpunk novels written by Russian science fiction writer Sergey Lukyanenko. The trilogy consists of Labyrinth of ...more

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Mirrorshades is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Bruce Sterling
Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology is a defining cyberpunk short story collection, edited by Bruce Sterling.

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Mona Lisa Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
William Gibson
Mona Lisa Overdrive is a cyberpunk novel by William Gibson published in 1988 and the final novel of the Sprawl trilogy, following Neuromancer and Count Zero. It takes place eight years after the ...more

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Neuromancer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
William Gibson
Neuromancer is a 1984 novel by William Gibson, a seminal work in the cyberpunk genre and the first winner of the science-fiction "triple crown" — the Nebula Award, the Philip K. Dick ...more

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Shadowrun Fourth Edition is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
The core rulebook for the fourth edition of the Shadowrun role-playing game.

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Signal to Noise is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Eric S. Nylund
Signal to Noise is a 1998 cyberpunk novel by Eric S. Nylund. It is the first half of a duology, the second half being A Signal Shattered.

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Snow Crash is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Neal Stephenson
Snow Crash is Neal Stephenson's third novel, published in 1992. Like many of Stephenson's other novels it covers history, linguistics, anthropology, archaeology, religion, computer science, ...more

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Synners is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Pat Cadigan
Synners is a book written by Pat Cadigan.

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The Diamond Age is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Cyberpunk Books and Novels
Neal Stephenson
The Diamond Age: Or, A Young Lady's Illustrated Primer is a postcyberpunk novel by Neal Stephenson. It is to some extent a science fiction bildungsroman or coming-of-age story, focused on a ...more