When the Internet Turns Bad...

It connects us all but what happens when it breaks us?

Some claim the internet has had as big an impact on human civilisation as the Industrial Revolution. Seen by some as a gateway to utopia and others as something to fear, these books explore what happens when the greatest communication technology ever known threatens to destroy us.

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2. Meatspace

Nikesh Shukla
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3. Viral

Helen FitzGerald
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4. Snow Crash

Neal Stephenson
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5. Neuromancer

William Gibson
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8. Taipei

Tao Lin
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10. Ripper

Isabel Allende
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11. Bleeding Edge

Thomas Pynchon
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12. The Circle

Dave Eggers

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Danny Scott
Danny Scott

Danny Scott is Scottish Book Trust's Digital Marketing Manager