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Best cyberpunk books

Help identify the best cyberpunk books ever written! I'd also like to include biopunk, nanopunk and other off-shoots.
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4.03 avg rating — 261,078 ratings
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4.09 avg rating — 406,151 ratings
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4.01 avg rating — 50,025 ratings
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really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 40,596 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 87,567 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 98,678 ratings
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4.24 avg rating — 107,064 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 37,531 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 8,614 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 24,306 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 22,860 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 10,907 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 49,187 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 44,300 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 4,759 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 7,142 ratings
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3.88 avg rating — 20,517 ratings
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3.66 avg rating — 5,032 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 1,644 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 15,605 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 3,052 ratings
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4.37 avg rating — 527,370 ratings
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4.29 avg rating — 24 ratings
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3.60 avg rating — 138 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 47,359 ratings
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3.46 avg rating — 21,144 ratings
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3.74 avg rating — 4,115 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 9,189 ratings
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4.27 avg rating — 26,984 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 11,595 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 900 ratings
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3.86 avg rating — 259 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 660 ratings
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3.80 avg rating — 2,199 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 2,442 ratings
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3.90 avg rating — 1,679 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 2,951 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 2,530 ratings
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3.69 avg rating — 1,960 ratings
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4.05 avg rating — 160 ratings
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3.37 avg rating — 230 ratings
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4.04 avg rating — 19,422 ratings
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3.94 avg rating — 1,732 ratings
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3.93 avg rating — 34,486 ratings
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4.12 avg rating — 65 ratings
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4.65 avg rating — 20 ratings
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4.22 avg rating — 130 ratings
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4.16 avg rating — 11,773 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 28,795 ratings
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3.75 avg rating — 1,223 ratings
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3.18 avg rating — 203 ratings
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4.06 avg rating — 143 ratings
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3.73 avg rating — 146 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 184 ratings
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4.63 avg rating — 54 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 379 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 271 ratings
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3.63 avg rating — 612 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 560 ratings
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3.72 avg rating — 236 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 829 ratings
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3.43 avg rating — 371 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 464 ratings
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3.71 avg rating — 1,163 ratings
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4.07 avg rating — 210 ratings
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4.34 avg rating — 41 ratings
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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 8 ratings
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3.82 avg rating — 5,876 ratings
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3.95 avg rating — 652 ratings
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3.78 avg rating — 11,507 ratings
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4.02 avg rating — 231 ratings
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3.92 avg rating — 38,082 ratings
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4.03 avg rating — 3,724 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 499 ratings
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3.61 avg rating — 228 ratings
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3.67 avg rating — 14,222 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 57,186 ratings
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3.62 avg rating — 42 ratings
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4.17 avg rating — 6 ratings
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3.68 avg rating — 2,135 ratings
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4.10 avg rating — 134 ratings
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3.36 avg rating — 14 ratings
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3.76 avg rating — 535 ratings
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3.59 avg rating — 1,687 ratings
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4.87 avg rating — 15 ratings
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3.30 avg rating — 3,730 ratings
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3.91 avg rating — 656 ratings
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4.20 avg rating — 222 ratings
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4.40 avg rating — 29,851 ratings
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4.08 avg rating — 75 ratings
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4.14 avg rating — 14 ratings
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4.67 avg rating — 15 ratings
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193 books · 464 voters · list created July 31st, 2008 by Wendy White (votes) .
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message 1: by Kelly (new)

Kelly How are the Foundation novels Cyberpunk at all?


message 2: by Jan (last edited Sep 14, 2013 06:06PM) (new)

Jan Halfar I'd say too they are not.
The same as 'Pattern Recognition' and probably some other in the list.
Is any Dune book a cyberpunk ? I only read the original one.


message 3: by Gokhan (new)

Gokhan Dune is not Cyberpunk.


message 4: by Michael (new)

Michael Bacon I removed Dune and the Foundation books from this list because they do not hold any semblance to the cyberpunk genre.


message 5: by Ash (last edited Dec 09, 2013 12:03PM) (new)

Ash Othello? Hah. Okay.


message 6: by Michael (new)

Michael Bacon Ash wrote: "Othello? Hah. Okay."

Deleted.


message 7: by Gregor (new)

Gregor Leseratte Nice list!
Thanks!


message 8: by Wendy (new)

Wendy White I am so happy to see how far this list has grown. I think I started it with about 25 books, desperate to find more in the genre - and now there are 84! Awesome work people :D


message 9: by Jan (last edited Mar 10, 2014 09:33AM) (new)

Jan Halfar I just subjectively wonder what "Snow Crash" is doing on 2nd place.
As my friend said to my complaints about the book being weird: "That guy simply can't write" :\


message 10: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Freedom-Daniel Suarez, is on here twice. #43 and #90.


message 11: by William (new)

William Watchmen is more of a "Steampunk" Graphic novel no?


message 12: by William (new)

William Jan wrote: "I just subjectively wonder what "Snow Crash" is doing on 2nd place.
As my friend said to my complaints about the book being weird: "That guy simply can't write" :\"


I'm audio booking it now. Luv it


message 13: by Alan (last edited Sep 03, 2015 03:40PM) (new)

Alan Michaels William wrote: "Watchmen is more of a "Steampunk" Graphic novel no?"

No, Watchmen is neither Steam nor Cyberpunk. There is nothing tying it to the genre. If anything its superhero scifi.


message 14: by Alan (last edited Sep 03, 2015 03:44PM) (new)

Alan Michaels Michael wrote: "I removed Dune and the Foundation books from this list because they do not hold any semblance to the cyberpunk genre."


Dune Chapterhouse is still on the list. Also Heads up Mirrorshades, and When Gravity Fails are on the list twice.


message 15: by Dan (new)

Dan McKeown A list of great cyberpunk novels and there's no Bester's The Demolished Man?

And arguably the greatest cyberpunk trilogy of all time, by the incomparable John Brunner, doesn't even have one mention?! No Stand on Zanzibar, The Sheep Look Up, or The Shockwave Rider anywhere to be seen?

The thread necro will be worth it if someone adds at least one of these four amazing books to the list.


message 16: by Chad (last edited Nov 12, 2020 11:05AM) (new)

Chad Dan wrote: "And arguably the greatest cyberpunk trilogy of all time, by the incomparable John Brunner, doesn't even have one mention?! No Stand on Zanzibar, The Sheep Look Up, or The Shockwave Rider anywhere to be seen?"

I haven't read those yet, but nothing I've found suggests those books make up a trilogy. Can you link to some information about that?


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