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Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels

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

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A Philosophical Investigation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Philip Kerr
A Philosophical Investigation is a 1992 techno-thriller by Philip Kerr.
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After America is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
John Birmingham
After America is an alternate history novel written by Australian author John Birmingham and released in Australia in July 2010. It was released in the United States on 17 August 2010.
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Arc Light is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Eric L. Harry
Arc Light is the debut novel by Eric L. Harry, a techno-thriller about limited nuclear war published in September 1994 and written in 1991 and 1992. As China and Russia clash in Siberia, and war ...more
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Area 7 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Matthew Reilly
Area 7 is a novel written by Australian thriller writer Matthew Reilly. It is his fourth book, published in 2001, and is the sequel to Ice Station.
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Binary is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Michael Crichton, James Lovegrove
Binary is a techno-thriller novel written by Michael Crichton in 1972 under the pen-name John Lange. Michael Crichton also directed Pursuit, a TV-Movie version. The story of both the book and ...more
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Black Wind is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Clive Cussler, Dirk Cussler, F. Paul Wilson
Black Wind is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler and Dirk Cussler. This book centers on a relatively new character to the book series, Dirk Pitt, Jr.
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Brimstone is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Brimstone is a thriller novel written by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, and published on August 3, 2004 by Warner Books. This is the fifth installment in the Special Agent Pendergast series ...more
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Charon's Landing is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Jack Du Brul
Charon's Landing is an adventure novel by Jack Du Brul. This is the 2nd book featuring the author's primary protagonist, Philip Mercer.
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Cyborg is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Martin Caidin
Cyborg is the title of a science fiction/secret agent novel by Martin Caidin which was first published in 1972. The novel also included elements of speculative fiction, and was adapted as the ...more
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Cyborg IV is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Martin Caidin
Cyborg IV is a science fiction/secret agent novel by Martin Caidin that was first published in 1975. It was the fourth and final book in a series of novels Caidin began in 1972 with Cyborg, ...more
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Cyclops is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Clive Cussler
Cyclops is an action-adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 8th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt. A wealthy American financier disappears on a treasure hunt in ...more
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Daemon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Daniel Suarez
Daemon and Freedomᵀᴹ comprise a two-part novel by the author Daniel Suarez about a distributed, persistent computer application, known as The Daemon, that begins to change the real world after ...more
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Dance of Death is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child
Dance of Death is a novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child published on June 2, 2005 by Warner Books. This is the sixth book in the Special Agent Pendergast series. Also, this novel is the ...more
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Day of the Cheetah is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Dale Brown
Day of the Cheetah is a 1989 technothriller novel written by former US Air Force officer Dale Brown. It is part of Brown's Patrick McLanahan series of novels. A number of key characters were ...more
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Deception Point is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Dan Brown
Deception Point is a 2001 techno-thriller novel by Dan Brown. The plot concerns a meteorite found within the Arctic Circle that may provide proof of extraterrestrial life, and attempts by the ...more
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Deep fire rising is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Jack Du Brul
Deep Fire Rising is an adventure novel by Jack Du Brul. This is the 6th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Philip Mercer.
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Demon Seed is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Dean Koontz
Demon Seed is a science fiction and horror novel by the best-selling author Dean Koontz first published in 1973, and then completely rewritten and republished in 1997. Though Koontz wrote both ...more
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Digital Fortress is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Dan Brown
Digital Fortress is a techno-thriller novel written by American author Dan Brown and published in 1998 by St. Martin's Press. The book explores the theme of government surveillance of ...more
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Dragon is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Clive Cussler
Dragon is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 10th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt. In 1945, a B-29 bomber carrying a third nuclear bomb to Japan is shot ...more
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F2f is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
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Final Theory is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Final Theory is a 2008 techno-thriller novel written by Scientific American editor Mark Alpert and published by Touchstone Books. The novel fictitiously posits that Albert Einstein actually ...more
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Firefox is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Craig Thomas
Firefox is a thriller novel written by Craig Thomas and published in 1977. The Cold War plot involves an attempt by the CIA and MI6 to steal a highly advanced experimental Soviet fighter ...more
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Flight Of The Intruder is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Stephen Coonts
Flight of the Intruder is a novel written by Stephen Coonts in 1986 telling the stories of United States Navy aviators flying the A-6 Intruder – a two-man, all-weather, aircraft carrier based ...more
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Flood Tide is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Clive Cussler
Flood Tide is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 14th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt. He must rescue illegal immigrants from a Chinese tycoon and locate ...more
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Fox Hunt is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
James Clancy Phelan
Fox Hunt is Australian thriller author James Phelan's first novel, released in 2006.