Geek Fiction

I like reading.

We learn an awful lot through reading, the invention of RSS was like some sort of geek miracle!"

As well as all the technical material I read I also like to read fiction. The problem I have is finding stuff I’m interested in. Even though it’s not a reference book I still like it to have a geek angle (it’s the way I’m wired unfortunately)

The trouble I have is there is no genre that caters for this.

Science fiction & fantasy is usually space travel or elves and goblins which is not what I’m looking for

But you search for “computer” or “Internet” (or anything tech related) on a book site you get mostly reference material

Here are some books I have found interesting:

Stealing the Network: How to Own a Continent (Cyber-Fiction)  very cool book. The story tracks a “cyber terrorist” as he tries to “own the continent”.(Though the ending left me quite confused). There are a couple of others books in this series that I’ve been meaning to pick up

The Cuckoo’s Egg- Tracking a Spy Through the Maze of Computer Espionage (Paperback) – Based on a true story of an astronomer turned network admin who discovers his network has been hacked but struggles to get the authorities on his side

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Andy Parkes is Technical Director at Coventry based IT support company IBIT Solutions. Formerly, coordinator of AMITPRO and Microsoft Partner Area Lead for 2012-2013. He also isn't a fan of describing himself in the third person.

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