10 Cult Books of Geek Culture

“Geek culture” is not just an iPhone 5, Google Chrome and YouTube videos… It is also based on several books, often science fiction, which have been a reference since the appearance of a computer culture. and by extension “geek”. Here is a small, completely subjective selection of works to read for their imbrication in the world of the web. This list is not exhaustive, if you see unmissable books to add, mention them in comments. The Intergalactic Traveler’s Guide – Douglas Adams Surely THE book of geek culture, The Ultimate Honduras B2B List Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy published by Douglas Adams in 1979 is a pearl of science fiction and absurd humor.

It relates the adventures of a human embarked on an incredible journey through the galaxy. If you want an idea of ​​the book’s influence in modern culture, that’s where the idea that 42 rules the meaning of life comes from. A reference that will be included in particular in Lost, Google, the Spore video game, Open Office, XFiles, Stargate, Ubuntu, or even by Siri. Dune – Franck Herbert A futuristic epic in 6 volumes by Franck Herbert mixing SF, adventure, ecology, giant worms, desert planet, and mythology. The geopolitical and economic framework behind the plot is as gripping as it is brilliant. The main character Paul Atreide gradually turns into a messianic and visionary figure as the plot progresses.

The Intergalactic Traveler’s Guide – Douglas Adams

 

A complex and beautiful work at the same time which marked its time. Published in 1965, the book has not aged a bit. Dune is also known for having been “adapted” to the cinema in 1984 by David Lynch with Sting in the main role. The film is  but is one of the classics of SF. Brave New World – Aldous Huxley A great classic if ever there was one, Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World is a must-read. This counter-utopia appeared in 1932. It relates the functioning of a global and totalitarian society governed by a caste Honduras B2B List system.

Human beings are all created in the laboratory according to the caste to which they belong. Sexuality, theocracy, political systems, freedom…the themes covered are numerous, and the plot of the adventure makes the book lively and rhythmic. The Martian Chronicles – Ray Brad burry The Martian Chronicles is a collection of short stories from one of the masters of science fiction, Ray Brad burry. It was published in 1954. Particularly well written, this futuristic fresco relates the colonization of Mars by men which will result in the disappearance of the Martians.

The Martian Chronicles – Ray Bradburry

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A landmark book. 1984 – George Orwell Another classic, which we read even at school, that is to say… The book published in 1949 is once again a counter-utopia (or a dystopia) which is a reference. The novel chronicles a post nuclear war society ruled by Big Brother. A totalitarian regime that follows the main lines of what we can still see today. And given the propensity of States to monitor us and our means of communication, Orwell’s work is more than ever up to date.

For the record, since the revelations about the PRISM scandal, sales in 1984 jumped 7000% on Amazon. 2001: A Space Odyssey – Kubrick Before being brilliantly adapted for the big screen by Kubrick, A Space Odyssey was a series of short stories and books written by Arthur C. Clark. The 4 volumes cover a period of 1 millennium, from 2001 to 3001. The first volume is very special since it is a collaboration with Kubrik. We follow the adventures of the Explore 1 ship and its crew in search of a mysterious black monolith. And of course there is HAL 900, the most famous computer in literature and cinema. Do androids dream of electric sheep?

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