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21 Best Cyberpunk Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Cyberpunk books (instead of one person's opinion).

    Our process:
  1. Search for "best cyberpunk books" and study the top 5 articles.
  2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
  3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
    (This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2023)

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  1. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    1

    Snow Crash

    A Novel

    Neal Stephenson

  2. 2
  3. 3

    Ready Player One

    Ernest Cline

  4. 4

    Altered Carbon

    Richard K. Morgan

  5. 5
  6. 6

    The Windup Girl

    Paolo Bacigalupi

  7. 8
  8. 9

    Eclipse

    John Shirley

  9. 10
  10. 11

    Diaspora

    Greg Egan

  11. 12

    Hardwired

    Walter Jon Williams

  12. 14

    Synners

    Pat Cadigan

  13. 15
  14. 16
  15. 17

    Vurt

    Jeff Noon

  16. 18

    Moxyland

    Lauren Beukes

  17. 19
  18. 20

    Distraction

    Bruce Sterling

  19. 21

    Mindplayers

    Pat Cadigan

FAQ

  • How was this Cyberpunk books list created?

    We searched for "best Cyberpunk books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many Cyberpunk books are in this list?

    There are 21 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Cyberpunk books list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Cyberpunk books on the internet.

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