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Jeffery Deaver's Top 10 Computer Novels


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Dougray Scott in Enigma

Dougray Scott as mathematician Tom Jericho in the film version of Enigma.

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Jeffery Deaver's novels and short stories have been translated into 25 languages and appeared on bestseller lists around the world. He is a three-time recipient of the Ellery Queen reader's award. In his latest novel, Roadside Crosses, cyberbullying, social networking and blogging lead to a series of horrific crimes. "As part of the fun, I've created a real (well, fictional) blog whose Web addresses I've worked into the book itself and that includes not only material from the novel, but artwork and extra clues to unravel the mystery," Deaver says.

Here are his top ten picks for novels featuring the Internet or computers.

1. The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling
2. The Venus Fix by M.J. Rose
3. Ghost in the Shell by Masamune Shirow
4. Home Before Dark by Charles Maclean
5. Death Match by Lincoln Child
6. Thinks by David Lodge
7. Enigma by Robert Harris
8. A Maze of Death by Philip K. Dick
9. Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut
10. The Machine Stops by E.M. Forster

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