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21 Best Cyberpunk Books of All Time


Our goal: Build the most true list of best Cyberpunk books.

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

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1

    Neuromancer

    William Gibson

    Appears in 5 articles
  2. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    2

    Snow Crash

    A Novel

    Neal Stephenson

    Appears in 5 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 4 articles
  4. 4

    Altered Carbon

    Richard K. Morgan

    Appears in 4 articles
  5. 5

    The Windup Girl

    Paolo Bacigalupi

    Appears in 4 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 4 articles
  7. 7

    Ready Player One

    Ernest Cline

    Appears in 4 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 4 articles
  9. 9

    Eclipse

    John Shirley

    Appears in 4 articles
  10. 10
    Appears in 4 articles
  11. 11

    Hardwired

    Walter Jon Williams

    Appears in 3 articles
  12. 12

    Diaspora

    Greg Egan

    Appears in 3 articles
  13. 13
    Appears in 3 articles
  14. 14
    Appears in 3 articles
  15. 15

    Synners

    Pat Cadigan

    Appears in 3 articles
  16. 16

    Vurt

    Jeff Noon

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 17
    Appears in 2 articles
  18. 18

    Mindplayers

    Pat Cadigan

    Appears in 2 articles
  19. 19

    Distraction

    Bruce Sterling

    Appears in 2 articles
  20. 20

    Moxyland

    Lauren Beukes

    Appears in 2 articles
  21. 21
    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this 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 books are in this list?

    There are 21 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this list?

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

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