Simulation Fiction Reading List
Daniel F. Galouye
A scientist creates a simulated society to gather data for marketing campaigns, but then questions if he is in a simulation.
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
Philip K. Dick
Mars colonists are addicted to a drug-powered VR rig, but a space cowboy offers a new VR-experience that freezes time
A hacker is blackmailed to hack a corporation, without realizing he will unleash an illegal and powerful AI in the Metaverse
A civil war erupts between humans & trans-humans - those who have a body, and those who live as consciousness in a Metaverse
Designer drugs have taken over England, and characters get lost in chains of digital hallucinations
America has fallen to anarcho-capitalism, and a pizza delivery guy has to stop a digital virus that can fry your brain
People can temporarily upload their consciousness into a cellular automaton, but someone decides to move there permanently
The Hacker and the Ants
Written by an Autodesk employee, about a guy building robots in a Metaverse who accidently unleashes a virus
A satire on the cyberpunk genre about a disgruntled employee who hacks his ex-company.
A post apocalypse society, where people don't have bodies anymore
Robert Charles Wilson
Europe is replaced by an alien landscape, and as people travel to the center, they learn that the entirety of human history has been a simulation.
Ready Player One
A billionaire dies and hides his entire fortune in an Easter Egg, launching a scavenger hunts that leaves everyone obsessed.