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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.

Jurassic Park and The Lost World are included on this list.

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A Philosophical Investigation is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
A Philosophical Investigation 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
After America 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
Arc Light 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
Area 7 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
Binary 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
Black Wind 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
Brimstone 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
Charon's Landing 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
Cyborg 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
Cyborg IV 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
Cyclops 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
Daemon 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
Dance of Death 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
Day of the Cheetah 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
Deception Point 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
Deep fire rising 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
Demon Seed 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
Digital Fortress 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
Dragon 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 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
Firefox 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
Flight Of The Intruder 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
Flood Tide 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
Fox Hunt James Clancy Phelan Fox Hunt is Australian thriller author James Phelan's first novel, released in 2006.

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Gridiron is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Gridiron Philip Kerr Gridiron is a science fiction novel written by British author Philip Kerr. It is a story about a highly technical building, which becomes self-aware and tries to kill everyone inside, confusing ...more

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Hell Island is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Hell Island Matthew Reilly Hell Island is a horror/adventure novella written in conjunction with the Australian Books Alive promotion, by thriller writer Matthew Reilly. While it is the fourth book released in the Shane ...more

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High Crystal is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
High Crystal Martin Caidin High Crystal is a science fiction/secret agent novel by Martin Caidin that was first published in 1974. It was the second sequel to Caidin's 1972 work Cyborg, which in turn was the basis for the ...more

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Ice Station is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Ice Station Matthew Reilly Ice Station is Australian thriller writer Matthew Reilly's second novel, released in 1998.

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Iceberg is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Iceberg Clive Cussler Iceberg is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler published in the United States by Dodd, Mead & Company in 1975. This is the 2nd published book to feature the author’s primary protagonist Dirk

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Inca Gold is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Inca Gold Clive Cussler Inca Gold is a novel written by Clive Cussler. First published in 1994, it is the twelfth book in Cussler's Dirk Pitt series.

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Jurassic Park is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Jurassic Park Michael Crichton Jurassic Park is a science fiction novel written by Michael Crichton, divided into seven sections. Often considered a cautionary tale on unconsidered biological tinkering in the same spirit as ...more

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Kill Decision is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Kill Decision Daniel Suarez Kill Decision is a book written by Daniel Suarez.

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Killing Time is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Killing Time Caleb Carr Killing Time is a dystopian novel by Caleb Carr set in the Mid-21st Century. It was initially serialized in TIME and later published in 2000 by Random House. It includes criticisms of the ...more

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Lookout Cartridge is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Lookout Cartridge Joseph McElroy Lookout Cartridge is Joseph McElroy's fourth novel. The narrator, Cartwright, had made with his friend Dagger a fairly pointless art film/documentary using loaned professional equipment, with ...more

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Memory is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels

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Mount Dragon is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Mount Dragon Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Mount Dragon is a 1996 techno-thriller novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. The action primarily follows Guy Carson and Susana Cabeza de Vaca, two researchers employed by the corporation ...more

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Neanderthal is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Neanderthal John Darnton Neanderthal is a bestselling novel written by John Darnton published by Random House in 1996.

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Next is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Next Michael Crichton Next is a 2006 techno-thriller novel by Michael Crichton, the last to be published during his lifetime. Next takes place in the present world, where both the government and private investors ...more

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Night Probe! is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Night Probe! Clive Cussler Night Probe! is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the 5th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt. Published in 1981, it is set in the near future of 1989, a date ...more

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Operation Nuke is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Operation Nuke Martin Caidin Operation Nuke is the title of the second book in the Cyborg series of science fiction/secret agent novels by Martin Caidin which was first published in 1973, just prior to Cyborg being adapted ...more

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Pacific Vortex! is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Pacific Vortex! Clive Cussler Pacific Vortex! is an adventure novel by Clive Cussler. This is the sixth book released featuring the author's primary protagonist, Dirk Pitt, though the author states that this was the first ...more

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Pandora's Curse is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Pandora's Curse Jack Du Brul Pandora's Curse is an adventure novel by Jack Du Brul. This is the 4th book featuring the author’s primary protagonist, Philip Mercer.

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Patriot Act is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Patriot Act James Clancy Phelan Patriot Act is Australian thriller author James Phelan second book, and the second book in the Lachlan Fox series.

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Prey is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Prey Michael Crichton Prey is a novel by Michael Crichton, first published in November 2002. An excerpt was published in the January–February 2003 issue of Seed. Like Jurassic Park, the novel serves as a cautionary ...more

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Raise the Titanic is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Raise the Titanic Clive Cussler Raise the Titanic! is a 1976 adventure novel by Clive Cussler, published in the United States by the Viking Press. It tells the story of efforts to bring the remains of the ill-fated ocean liner ...more

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Reamde is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Reamde Neal Stephenson Reamde is a technothriller novel by Neal Stephenson, published in 2011. The story, set in the present day, centers on the plight of a hostage and the ensuing efforts of family and new ...more

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Red Army is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Red Army Red Army is a 1989 Cold War-era military novel written by U.S. Army intelligence analyst Ralph Peters. The book considered a World War III scenario involving a Soviet attack on West Germany ...more

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Red Storm Rising is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Red Storm Rising Tom Clancy Red Storm Rising is a 1986 techno-thriller novel by Tom Clancy about a Third World War in Europe between NATO and Warsaw Pact forces, set around the mid-1980s. Though there are other novels ...more

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Relic is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Techno-thriller Books and Novels
Relic Douglas Preston, Lincoln Child Relic is a 1995 novel by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child and is the first in the Special Agent Pendergast series. As a techno-thriller, it commented on the possibilities inherent in genetic ...more