75 must-read geek books

2001: A Space Odyssey

Perhaps the only novel written in sync with a movie, 2001: A Space Odyssey is Arthur C. Clarke's and Stanley Kubrick's joint masterpiece. After a mysterious, ancient monolith discovered on the moon sends a signal toward Saturn, the crew of the Discovery is set to investigate what is out there. Equipped with the latest in computer technology, HAL 9000, the crew embarks on their mission, only to later realize that HAL 9000 was created too much like the human mind.

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

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