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Fiction for programmers

What genre of literature do you prefer? What books do you like? And what books do you know that are exclusively for programmers, or have programming-related story?

8/30/2017 6:16:56 PM

Tato

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best fiction for coders - stackoverflow.com 😃

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Recently I've finished S. Dreyfus 'Underground' book - real story about real black-hat hackers ( http://trygstad.rice.iit.edu:8000/Books/Underground-HackingMadness&ObsessionOnTheElectronicFrontier.pdf ), it's very interesting. Now I want to know, what else interesting books about programmers are exist, wanting to read them. I like science-fiction, like Bradbury, Strugatsky brothers, Aldous Huxley...

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I prefer fantasy. Raymond E Fiest David Eddings Julian May I really enjoyed Julians Saga of the Pliocene Exile https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saga_of_Pliocene_Exile

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I do l💟ve reading:) and do read a lot:) mostly in ukrainian or russian. but still I can recommend two books: Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson and PopCo by Scarlett Thomas. PopCo will be interesting for your younger brother or sister 12+ age and is more about marketing, cryptography and consumerism. and Cryptonomicon is techno-thriller with two lines WWII times and codebreaking and 90s - beginning of internet era and hackers

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Rich Dad Poor Dad it's a Great start but you should look into more in depth book about stocks and business in general i think you should try "Stock market for Dummies" it's a good book and have the fundamentals of value investing and long term thinking about stocks. A true man should have in his skillset the money management ability other than a techical skill.

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Grand Design is Fiction?

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I like Isaac Asimov, Lovecraft, Ernesto Sabato and Oscar Wilde

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and what about 'The girl with the dragon tattoo" trilogy be Stieg Larsson? I've read all three books and watched both versions american and sweden of the movie. It's detective story about journalist and hacker girl Lisbeth, who started helping him to investigate crime.

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For all the HACKERS wannabe, you definitely shouldn't miss *Ghost In The Wires: My Adventures as the World's Most Wanted Hacker* 📗 by Kevin Mitnick!!! 👻💻💫

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I love reading mangas like "The Gamer" / "Legendary Moonlight Sculptor" because first i find it very fun and since i don't really play morpg games, it kinda gives me an interesting indepth understanding to how games work in general plus ideas to create my own morpg game in the future (hopefully). I also enjoyed reading a book about money management called "Rich dad, Poor dad". I highly recommend reading this latter one ! ;)

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i would recommend Technomancer I have to read it for my ethics in computers course 16 years ago. it was an awesome book.

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Fictions are not useless, they are interesting and cool, and you can learn something from it too. Reading dictionary? that would be really boring.

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Some book that inspired me when I was taking decision of becoming a developer were - The Hacker Crackdown: Law and Disorder on the Electronic Frontier - Hackers: Heroes of the Computer Revolution Now my preferred science fiction novels: - Ubik - Neuromancer I would recommend fantasy novels below: - The mists of Avalon - Elric of Melniboné And finally some classic book: - All Quiet on the Western Front - Dream Story Keep reading and programming!

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Oh, thanks, @Andrew Harchenko, I was lazy to search in google:)

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Honestly, I hate reading. I only read to improve myself, and never for simple entertainment purposes. lol With that being said, I'll read self-help/religious/spiritual/academic/skill-related (i.e. programming)/etc.. types of books. These days, there is rarely a need for me to buy a programming book versus using the endless resources on the internet. However, back in the 90s, I really enjoyed and favored the Sam's Teach Yourself programming books. That's how I originally learned C/C++/Java. So since you're the one asking, what do you prefer/enjoy?

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Grand Design by Stephen Hawking.

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I love reading in general but my favorite is the Fantasy genre.(Lotr , Got , Dnd related/based stories and last but NOT least anime) Second favorite is detective stories(Namely Sherlock Holmes (quasi-fantasy? 😅)) Third favorite is math/computer science books. ☺

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It's a popular science book, not fiction.

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If i have take a chance to get Programming books i will buy Php&Mysql books and Books Especially for Web Development Books .😃💖

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Cryptonomicon by Neal Stephenson - historical fiction that tackles modern cryptography and infosec; the Xanth series by Piers Anthony - fun fantasy that features 90's computer lingo/game culture