Friday, December 02, 2005

Top-20 geek novels in English

Guardian's blog has listed the top-20 geek novels in English since some 1932. [Via Slashdot]

Here's the list:
1. The HitchHiker's Guide to the Galaxy -- Douglas Adams 85% (102)
2. Nineteen Eighty-Four -- George Orwell 79% (92)
3. Brave New World -- Aldous Huxley 69% (77)
4. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? -- Philip Dick 64% (67)
5. Neuromancer -- William Gibson 59% (66)
6. Dune -- Frank Herbert 53% (54)
7. I, Robot -- Isaac Asimov 52% (54)
8. Foundation -- Isaac Asimov 47% (47)
9. The Colour of Magic -- Terry Pratchett 46% (46)
10. Microserfs -- Douglas Coupland 43% (44)
11. Snow Crash -- Neal Stephenson 37% (37)
12. Watchmen -- Alan Moore & Dave Gibbons 38% (37)
13. Cryptonomicon -- Neal Stephenson 36% (36)
14. Consider Phlebas -- Iain M Banks 34% (35)
15. Stranger in a Strange Land -- Robert Heinlein 33% (33)
16. The Man in the High Castle -- Philip K Dick 34% (32)
17. American Gods -- Neil Gaiman 31% (29)
18. The Diamond Age -- Neal Stephenson 27% (27)
19. The Illuminatus! Trilogy -- Robert Shea & Robert Anton Wilson 23% (21)
20. Trouble with Lichen - John Wyndham 21% (19)
Quite strange and quirky. But for the very-famous top-two and the ones by Asimov and Dune, many look totally unfamiliar. Too bad I have to read so much in life!

4 Comments:

At Friday, December 02, 2005 3:32:00 PM, Blogger amit said...

i havent read any of them... n i thot i had a gud reading habit.....:). seems a lot to catch up. but wud hv to wait till my 2nd year. IIMA is too gruelling in first year

meanwhile Best of Luck fr new term. this is the time when nostalgia catches up n the sweet memories come back again n again

 
At Saturday, December 03, 2005 10:53:00 AM, Blogger Govar said...

Second year dude... second year. Its made for this stuff.

 
At Saturday, December 03, 2005 11:07:00 AM, Blogger Budd said...

10 out of 20 ain't bad. Stephenson, deservedly, made the list three times.

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At Thursday, December 08, 2005 9:54:00 PM, Blogger sen said...

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley is an awesome book.It talks about a MATRIX style world .

 

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