February 16, 2014 6:50 AM Subscribe
I recently bought Zero Day
by Mark Russinovish because it was cheap, and also I was vaguely interested in seeing how the whole 'techno-thriller' genre has evolved since I made the mistake of trying to read the Net Force
books. It's not very good. Help me find an alternative!
posted by anaximander to Media & Arts (9 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
Some background information: I work in IT security, so I have a fairly low tolerance for techno-babble. (That Agents of Shield show drove me nuts because of this.) I guess like a lot of people, I get a kick out of reading fictionalised accounts of my job/hobbies, but it seems to be incredibly difficult to find authors who talk about the whole security/hacking 'scene' without either oversimplifying it, turning it into a ridiculous caricature or just getting it completely wrong. Is there anyone out there doing it well?
Bonus points for decent writing and bonus-bonus points for anything that's available as an audiobook.