The best cyberpunk books you won’t be able to put down

Who am I?

I fell in love with cyberpunk when I saw Ghost in the Shell for the first time. It quickly became my favorite genre, to read, watch and write. Meanwhile, I’m one of the most renowned cyberpunk indie authors. My series Behind Blue Eyes has quickly become a favorite among readers and bloggers and I’m planning to publish many more books in the series and the genre. Besides, I’m also one of the editors of the Neo Cyberpunk anthology series, a collection of short stories contributed by contemporary cyberpunk indie authors. I hope you enjoy my list and if you want more, check out the Cyberpunk Books group on Facebook!

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Behind Blue Eyes: A Cyberpunk Noir Thriller

By Anna Mocikat,

Book cover of Behind Blue Eyes: A Cyberpunk Noir Thriller

What is my book about?

In a future world ruled by warring mega-corporations, cyborg Nephilim believed she was fighting a righteous cause. As a powerful, genetically and cybernetically enhanced elite soldier her life is not truly her own – until one day, a simple glitch separates her from the grid. For the first time in her life, she is free…and she has doubts. Doubts that bury deeper into her psyche when she meets Jake, a mysterious, 100% bio-human.

He opens her neon-blue eyes to the lies she had been exposed to all her life. Questioning everything she has ever known Nephilim resolves to take a stand. To hold on to this freedom she has miraculously discovered. But can one person, no matter how strong, beat an all-powerful system? Soon, Nephilim finds herself hunted by her own people in a deadly game of survival.

The books I picked & why

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Agent G: Infiltrator

By C.T. Phipps,

Book cover of Agent G: Infiltrator

Why this book?

Agent G is like James Bond with cyborgs. It’s an action-driven spy thriller with cyberpunk elements that become stronger in the later books of the series. I love James Bond, the older movies in particular, and I love cyberpunk, so this book grabbed me from the first page. Although it’s more of a technothriller than a classic cyberpunk story I still recommend this book because I think it’s such an interesting and fun read. Definitely worth checking out if you like stories about high-tech spies saving the world!

Ten Sigma

By Aaron W. Wang,

Book cover of Ten Sigma

Why this book?

The Matrix meets Gantz meets Battle Royale. Ten Sigma is one of the best books I‘ve read in years and I highly recommend it! It blends cyberpunk with military sci-fi and is a page-turner that will keep you at the edge of your seat. However, this book also features a high amount of explicit violence and is not suitable for the faint-hearted and younger readers. If you can stomach a bit of gore, don’t miss out on this book!

Tropical Punch (Bubbles in Space)

By S.C. Jensen,

Book cover of Tropical Punch (Bubbles in Space)

Why this book?

Bubbles in Space couldn’t be more different than the two books above. It features a humoristic approach to the genre and doesn’t take itself too seriously. We follow Bubbles, a pink-haired detective on her adventures in Holo City. Like me, S.C. Jensen is one of the very few female authors in the cyberpunk genre. I recommend checking her books out if you’re looking for something not as grim and dramatic as most cyberpunk books.

Auxiliary: London 2039

By Jon Richter,

Book cover of Auxiliary: London 2039

Why this book?

Auxiliary is one of my favorite cyberpunk books of all time. It’s a detective story set in London in a not-so-distant future. While this alone sounds like nothing too original, you can trust me that the story is unique! Auxiliary is set in a world where automation has sent the majority of humans into unemployment and a seemingly benevolent super-AI takes care of everything for everyone. Until it becomes the suspect in a murder case…

The author also writes horror and Auxiliary features one of the scariest robots I’ve ever seen. But the scariest part about the book is how realistic Richter’s vision of the future is.

Neon Helix (Neon Helix Universe)

By Nik Whittaker,

Book cover of Neon Helix (Neon Helix Universe)

Why this book?

Neon Helix is probably the most cyberpunk book of my recommendations, at least in a classical sense. It’s set in a mega-city of the future and features mega corporations, rogue AI, clones, and some really crazy scientists. It’s a fast-paced story told from multiple perspectives and the first book in a series. 

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