What’s Your Favourite Tech-Centric Book?

What’s Your Favourite Tech-Centric Book?

Your fave can be a nonfiction book, or a fictional narrative where technology plays a big role. What should we be reading?

I just started Tom Standage’s The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century’s On-line Pioneers, which combines two of my preferred topics: Victoriana and technology. I grabbed the book at a used bookstore, and though I usually read on my Kindle these days, it feels appropriate to be carrying this one around old school-style.

In terms of fiction where tech is essential and central, nothing can quite top Warren Ellis’ graphic series Transmetropolitan or Neal Stephenson’s novel Snow Crash for me.

What should we be on the hunt for next? What’re the most gripping histories about a tech event or inventor, or stories that feature the importance of technology as part of the plot? Help us make an epic tech-centric master reading list.

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