November 10, 2005
Geek Novel Survey
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy is at number one.
I've read 14 of the 20 books on the list. Not bad, my sort of list. Like Jack at the Guardian I'm surprised that SnowCrash didn't come higher, it's one of my favourite novels, and hey it has avatars and samurai hacking and neurolinguistics and wikipedia+googleearth and the first two chapters are awesome.
Also there's a comment about the lack of votes for John Brunner. I've read Stand On Zanzibar which is amazing and available as part of the Gollancz SF Masterworks series. I haven't read The Shockwave Rider which seems tricky to get hold of in the UK (at least according to Amazon who are charging Â£10 for a paperback!).