The Best Cyberpunk Books of 2019
Cyberpunk is a rising star within book genres. We follow these books since the release of Ready Player One which was a big success in our book club. Our younger readers are a big fan of games, and told me some months ago, that their most anticipated game in 2020 is Cyberpunk 2077 and it is time to dig deep into the cyberpunk literature.
Well cyberpunk is a “purple” sub-genre of science fiction, and I have always some post-apocalyptic feeling when I read these books. The genre's characteristic that it shows the everyday of low life communities in a high-tech environment. The characters in these stories are very honest and always have some ultimate goals in their life. I really like their intelligence and problem-solving capabilities when it comes to virtual worlds or AI.
In this post, we collected the top 5 cyberpunk books of 2019, if you are a fan of this genre this list could be a good year roundup which will give you exciting moments at the beginning of 2020. If you have any further suggestions to this list, please contact us or post on Facebook under this post.
Quantum Dream by Gadi Migdal – A very well written novel. Humanity continuos it's life in different spots of the galaxy, they have been forced to leave Earth. Clever monkeys, dogs, and crafted brains are doing the hard work instead of people. We enjoyed the story and twists, the character are well developed, everything is settled for a good read.
Into Neon (A Cyberpunk Saga) by Matthew A. Goodwin – This book is a great introduction to the cyberpunk world. It is more or less like an episode of the Black Mirror in the near future. The story of a sheltered young boy being forced to live a different life. Which sounds good but he finds himself soon in bunch of unsavory situations. The author created several really good characters for the story which makes the whole world diverse and engaging.
Radicalized by Cory Doctorow – The book is the #1 bestseller on Amazon in this category. The author is a brilliant sci-fi writer in many sense. This book is a collection of four short stories that make a strong impact on readers. The stories are the combination of super abilities, political issues and deep thoughts about humanity, all of the carrying a strong message.
Broken Stars by Ken Liu – I must admit we had a long conversation whether this book should be here or not. The book has such strong heartbreaking stories that we want people to know cyberpunk is more than just technology. The anthology also includes great stories in hard sci-fi, space opera, and science fantasy.
Chromed: Restore (Future Forfeit series) by Richard Parry – This is the 3rd and final book of Future Forfeit series. The year is 2150 and the world is full of cyborgs, gene-modified monsters and AIs. This is a very good page-turner, where you don't care about tomorrow. I recommend for people who like action, fighting scenes and drama.
+1 The World of Cyberpunk 2077 by Marcin Batylda – This book will happen in the world of Cyberpunk 2077 game, so-called Night City. We aren't sure whether it will be a standalone story or the extension of the game. We have no doubt that the creators of the game created a stunning world, which is worth to be known by the lovers of the genre.
This is our list for 2019, December is here, we need to find some interesting reads for the holiday season, I hope you will enjoy some of the books of this list.