[Pauldotcom] Fiction for Security geeks
benbanks at disinfo.net
Mon Jan 18 17:05:10 UTC 2010
In addition to all the other great suggestions so far I'd add..
Michaelmas by Algis Budrys is a book that deserves more popularity than it
has (it's a bit old but quite prophetic with its references to worldwide
network of computers and an interesting hero)
The Voice of the Whirlwind by Walter John Williams
For non-fiction I'd recommend...
Zen Computer by Philip Toshio Sudo as I need enlightenment as well as a
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I echo other's comments. Shockwave Rider was one of the first books to
talk about computer hacking. Cryptonomicron, Daemon, yes yes yes.
For a laugh,, look as Deception Point, by Dan Brown and some of Tom
Clancy's "Op Center" books are unintentionally hilarious.
I recall one part where a guy was racing his small nimble data packet
in order to get to a server before a big dangerous data packet
Some recent reads I enjoyed:.
* "This is not a game" - by Walter Jon Williams
About someone using social networking
resources to solve real issues using the fiction that it's a
* Hammerjack - Marc D. Giller
- Matrix-style hacking. I enjoyed it, but I can;t remember
plot too well.
* Altered Carbon
Not a acking but, but a futureistic world where people's
are transmitted, and memory dumps are backed up and perhaps
hacked. A great read. It's a hard-boild dectective story in
* Outrageous Fortune - Tim Scott
- Bizarre and insane. Freaking wierd!
But it all makes sense at the end. the real key is the DNA
And you will be talking about some of the scenes for years.
- Not security, but a wonderfiul SciFi book on what happens
you can replicate memory and place it in a spare body.
Awesome concepts. One of the keys to great SciFi is when one
person takes and idea, and expands it and expands it to
a whole new world where everythign is changed, including
societies. This is one of those books.
* Takedown: The Pursuit and Capture of Kevin Mitnick.
Light on details. And I'm sure Kevini's
story is very
* Hacker Crackdown - Bruce Sterling - buch of short histories of hackers.
And in a completely different SciFi genre, that might appeal to some:
* Crossover &
* Breakaway &
* KillSwitch - Joel Shepard
She's a super Ninja/Combat specializt
She's horny as hell
She's a robot in human form
(I just had to mention this one :-).
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