from an important new survey of geek novels
at The Guardian.
Of the top 20, I've read 15, making me an übergeek. This is no surprise.
As much as I love Hitchhiker's
, Lord of the Rings
, oddly absent from the list, probably deserves the #1 slot. I'm also a little surprised to see Stephenson
come in so low.
The most startling omission, besides the LotR
thing? The complete absence of any Vonnegut whatsoever. Every geek worth his/her salt has read Slaughterhouse-Five
, at the very least. Cat's Cradle
is also widely read in certain circles, and is the source of the one true geek religion
(via Gravity Lens