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The Essential Cyberpunk Reading List (Io9)

It's now been over three decades since cyberpunk first exploded, and in that time, we've seen gorgeous movies, read fascinating books, and seen dozens of offshoots like steampunk (and my new favorite, deco punk) develop. Here are the 21 cyberpunk books you absolutely must read.
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The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester)
The Stars My Destination (Alfred Bester)
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K Dick)
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Philip K Dick)
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The Girl Who Was Plugged in (James Tiptree Jr.)
The Girl Who Was Plugged in (James Tiptree Jr.)
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Software (Rudy Rucker)
Software (Rudy Rucker)
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Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo)
Akira (Katsuhiro Otomo)
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Neuromancer (William Gibson)
Neuromancer (William Gibson)
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Frontera (Lewis Shiner)
Frontera (Lewis Shiner)
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Eclipse (John Shirley)
Eclipse (John Shirley)
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The Glass Hammer (K.W. Jeter)
The Glass Hammer (K.W. Jeter)
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Schismatrix (Bruce Sterling)
Schismatrix (Bruce Sterling)
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Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (Bruce Sterling)
Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (Bruce Sterling)
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Metrophage (Richard Kadrey)
Metrophage (Richard Kadrey)
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Ghost in the Shell Volume 1 (Masamune Shirow)
Ghost in the Shell Volume 1 (Masamune Shirow)
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Synners (Pat Cadigan)
Synners (Pat Cadigan)
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Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
Snow Crash (Neal Stephenson)
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Trouble and Her Friends (Melissa Scott)
Trouble and Her Friends (Melissa Scott)
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Diaspora (Greg Egan)
Diaspora (Greg Egan)
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Transmetropolitan (Warren Ellis)
Transmetropolitan (Warren Ellis)
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Altered Carbon (Richard K. Morgan)
Altered Carbon (Richard K. Morgan)
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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Cory Doctorow)
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom (Cory Doctorow)
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Accelerando (Charles Stross)
Accelerando (Charles Stross)
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