75 must-read geek books


Some authors are required reading for any good geek, and Isaac Asimov (Dr. Isaac Asimov in the Star Trek universe) is certainly on that list. Set in the far-distant future, Foundation (and the subsequent tales) is the story of the Galactic Empire run by humans who have all but forgotten Earth. Brilliant mathematician Hari Seldon has calculated that the Galactic Empire will collapse within 500 years, leaving a new Dark Age. Seldon has a plan, however; he will create the Encyclopedia Galactica: the largest-ever collection of human knowledge. The only problem is that it will take generations to complete.

This geek book recommendation is featured in Jay Garmon's TechRepublic article "The perfect sci-fi library."

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