I'll start. (Addendum, >>243
beat me to the punch.) I've just returned from vacation, and have been reading a lot:Currently Reading:
+ Stories of Your Life, And Others - Ted Chiang
(Extremely good collection of sci-fi by an author I wish I'd heard about years ago; the titular story is the basis for the film "Arrival". Many themes in his stories, while not necessarily cyberpunk, would appeal to Lainons.)
+ Universal Harvester - John Darnielle. (I adore the Mountain Goats, and when one of my hosts informed me he had written another book, I immediately went & purchased it. Very good so far; think I enjoyed his Wolf In White Van more.)
+ Virtually Human: The Promise and the Peril of Digital Immortality
(Seems very interesting to so, was very excited to read this but got totally sucked in to the above two books.)
+ Neuromancer - William Gibson
(This has been sitting on my shelf for years. Wish I'd read it a decade ago.)
+ They Know Everything About You: How Data-Collecting Corporations and Snooping Government Agencies Are Destroying Democracy - Robert Sheer
(Both a wonderful exploration of the fundamental right to privacy, and the reality of the corporate and governmental ventures that undermine that right. I found out things from this book that really unsettled me.)
+ Data & Goliath: The Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World - Bruce Schneier
(Similar vein as above, but far more in depth, on both the technical and the philosophical front)
+ The Wind Up Bird Chronicles - Haruki Murakami
(I tried to read this years ago and put it down halfway. Glad I stuck it out this time. What a weird ride.)Want to Read
I picked up Snowcrash on the vacation. I don't really think I'll enjoy it, but figured I'd give such a lauded classic a shot.
I have a small stack of Rushkoff here, namely, PresentShock and Throwing Rocks At The Google Bus. I also have a PDF of Cyberia - which gave the SEL club it's name - that I hope to get to soon.
Various books on the CIA, recent war histories, Naomi Klein's latest... a glut, will tackle that when I get there.