Gime me some good books/short stories to read. Quality New Wave/Cyberpunk stuff, no trash or space operas. It would be cool also if they've been stuck up on line somewhere to read for free.
Start with Neuromancer by William Gibson, then go to Snowcrash by Neal Stephenson, then back to Gibson and read the rest of the trilogy ( Count Zero, Mona Lisa Overdrive ) then switch to Greg Egan ( Permutation City, Diaspora, Teranesia ) then go off and shave your hair into a mohican, get a motorbike, eat sushi and learn to program. Swears life sorted!