Now Wired.com readers have spoken, voting for their favorites from the list and submitting many awesome literary picks of their own.
The must-read books listed in the gallery above didn't make the original roundup, but received the most attention from readers in our online voting. (The rules remain the same, namely no repeat authors on the list). The comments explaining what makes the books essential geek reading come from reader posts, unless otherwise credited.
By Robert Heinlein (1961)
"An awesome look at the human condition by an outsider."