Techno Thriller Authors

Techno thriller authors write books with elements drawn from science fiction, technology, espionage and war, with heavy focus on technical details through use of computer and advanced gadgets of military origins or for military purpose. For many readers techno thrillers are a natural progression from the early spy novel, whereby now spying and infiltration is driven by all powerful electronics. Military techno thriller is currently the leading sub-genre.

Often technology controls almost all people’s lives so much that living without all the high tech gadgets seems almost impossible. At the same time many books add topics such as  computer hacking and genetic manipulation to the mix thus showing that technology can indeed be a two edged sword.

The high tech thrillers are suspenseful, nail biting and utterly engaging where technology takes on a major role in the plot. The plot is usually driven by current or near future technology. Many authors touch in their writings on technothrillers due to the modern technology that is around us every day, however some authors have this genre down pat. Tom Clancy, Michael Crichton and Craig Thomas are prime examples of writers who have defined it to what it is today.

Often the authors in this genre are also well known for their spy thriller books, as the two genres overlap in many cases.

Here are the main techno thriller authors who write unforgettable masterpieces in this genre.


Kim Aleksander

standalone techno thriller

Carac Allison

  • Dark Pantheon series

Mark Alpert

  • Final Theory series
  • standalone techno thrillers

Steve Alten

  • Meg series

Brian Andrews

  • standalone techno thriller

James Barney

  • standalone techno thrillers

Greg Bear

  • Quantico series

Dan Brown

  • Robert Langdon series
  • standalone techno thrillers

Jack Du Brul

  • Philip Mercer series
  • The Oregon Files

Lincoln Child

  • Pendergast series
  • Jeremy Logan series
  • Gideon Crew series
  • standalone techno thrillers

Patrick Chiles

  • standalone techno thrillers

Tom Clancy

  • Jack Ryan series
  • Jack Ryan Jr series
  • John Clark series
  • The Campus series

AJ Colucci

  • standalone techno thrillers

Michael Crichton

  • standalone techno thrillers

Clive Cussler

  • Dirk Pitt series
  • NUMA Files
  • The Oregon Files
  • Isaac Bell Adventures
  • Fargo Adventures

John Darnton

  • standalone techno thrillers

Karen Dionne

  • standalone techno thrillers

Craig Dirgo

  • John Taft series
  • standalone techno thrillers

Tim Dub

  • standalone techno thriller

Jeff Edwards

  • standalone techno thrillers

Charlie Flowers

  • Riz series

William R. Forstchen

  • After series

David Gibbins

  • Jack Howard series

William Gibson

  • Sprawl series
  • Blue Ant series
  • Bridge series

E.E. Giorgi

  • Track Presius series
  • Skyler Donohue series
  • Mayake Chronicles

Alan Glynn

  • standalone techno thriller

David Golemon

  • Event Group Adventure series

Michael C. Grumley

  • Breakthrough series

James R. Hannibal

  • Nick Baron series

Nate Kenyon

  • standalone techno thrillers

Philip Kerr

  • standalone techno thrillers

J.A. Konrath

  • standalone techno thrillers

Dale Kutzera

  • standalone techno thrillers

Patrick Lee

  • Travis Chase trilogy
  • Sam Dryder series

Robert Ludlum

  • Jason Bourne series

Jonathan Maberry

  • Joe Ledger series

Matthew Mather

  • standalone techno thrillers

Andy McDermott

  • Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase series

Michael McGaulley

  • standalone techno thrillers

James Morcan

  • The Orphan Trilogy

Scott Allan Morrison

  • standalone techno thriller

Dan Needles

  • standalone techno thriller

Pierre Ouellette

  • standalone techno thrillers

Eliot Peper

  • Uncommon series

James Phelan

  • Lachlan Fox series

Douglas Preston 

  • Pendergast series
  • Wyman Ford series
  • Gideon Crew series
  • standalone techno thrillers

Richard Preston

  • standalone techno thrillers

Matthew Reilly

  • Shane Schofield series

Douglas E. Richards

  • Wired series
  • The Prometheus Project series
  • standalone techno thriller

A.G. Riddle

  • The Origin Mystery series

Jeremy Robinson

  • Chess Team Adventure series

James Rollins

  • Sigma Force Series
  • standalone techno thrillers

Neal Stephenson

  • standalone techno thrillers

Daniel Suarez

  • Daemon series
  • standalone techno thrillers

James Tabor

  • Hallie Leland series

Craig Thomas

  • Mitchell Gant series

Chuck Wendig

  • Zeroes series

Robert S. Wilson

  • standalone techno thriller

Alvin Ziegler

  • standalone techno thriller
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