"The great geek works of fiction inspire engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs to dream their biggest dreams - or at least to muster the courage to light the way toward the future. These great books deserve to be celebrated. If you haven't read all of them, you should."
In libraries, we love our nerds and our geeks, because ultimately every librarian is one too. Have you read any of these seven? (I've read Cryptonomicon, and Hyperion.) Are there any others you think should be included on this list? Comment below or Tweet us: @tinleylibrary
Be sure to grab or place a hold on any of these books. And don't forget to sign up for our Summer Reading Program; you can win fabulous prizes!