Science Fiction & Tech Fiction relevant for students interested in issues of informatics & society


This list is work in progress. Please add stuff. Do not delete other stuff. Avoid using yellow. Thank you. 



Daniel Suarez 

    Deamon, Freedom™ (Two Parts of a Story) 

    Kill decision [1]


Cory Doctorow

    Little brother, Homeland

    Pirate cinema

    For the win


    Down and out in the magic kingdom

    Printcrime (short story)



Paolo Bacigalupi

    The windup girl


Marc Elsberg

    Black out [1]



Andreas Eschbach

    Ein König für Deutschland


Frank Herbert

    Dune (Relevant beacause it daels with a society that completly rejects Computers and Artificial Intelligence)


Rob Reid

    Year zero


Neal Stephenson

    Snow crash

    Diamond age


William Gibson

    Neuromancer trilogy (Neuromancer, Count zero, Mona lisa overdrive)

    Johnny Mnemonic (short story)

?  Bridge trilogy (Virtual Light, Idoru, All tomorrows Parties)


Bruce Sterling

    Holy fire 

    The kiosk (short story) 


Hannu Rajaniemi

    The Quantum Thief


Mark Russinovich

    Zero Day


Robin Sloan

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (2012)


Isaac Asimov

    I, Robot


Margaret Atwood

    Oryx and Crake


Jennifer Marie Brissett



Philip K. Dick

    Minority report (the book)


Ernest Cline

    Ready player one


Ivy Jane

    Computer Love (Webcomic)


Tad Williams

    Otherland tetralogy


Juli Zeh

    Corpus delicti


George Orwell




    Always Human (Webcomic) - warning: autoplaying music


Randall Munroe

    xkcd Comics

    What If?

    Thing Explainer


Douglas Adams

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy


Richard Morgan

    Das Unsterblichkeitsprogramm


Matt Kindt

        RAI (comic book)

        4001 (comic book)


Special Area: Books about the history of computing


Bruce Sterling & William Gibson

    The difference engine


Sydney Padua

    The thrilling adventures of Lovelace and Babbage


Neal Stephenson



Special Area: Non-fiction


Glenn Greenwald

    No Place to Hide: Edward Snowden, the NSA, and the U.S. Surveillance State


Thomas Wagner

    Robokratie: Google, das Silicon Valley und der Mensch als Auslaufmodell


Currently on my reading list    


Robin Sloan

    Mr. Penumbra's 24-hour bookstore (nice book, only little relevance)


Dave Eggers

    The circle (bah. lame story, lame characters, unbelievable, forseeable) 


Liz Moore

    The unseen world


Paul J. McAuley

    Whole wide world



[1] these books affected me in unforseen ways. some scenes are quite drastic descriptions of things that are conceivable to happen.