Metaverse-related books and films

A list of resources I’ll be adding to over the coming months – suggestions welcome! I’ve ticked the ones which I’ve read and watched. Please note most of the books are non-academic and I’ve not checked the quality of the ones I haven’t read.


  • The Metaverse by Matthew Ball ✔️
  • Reality+ by David Chalmers
  • Dawn of the New Everything by Jaron Lanier
  • The History of the Future by Blake Harris
  • Future Presence by Peter Rubin ✔️
  • Augmented Human by Helen Papagiannis
  • Reality Bytes by Christine Lion-Bailey, Jesse Lubinsky, and Micah Shippee
  • Experience on Demand by Jeremy Bailenson


  • Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson
  • Ready Player One by Ernest Cline ✔️
  • Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline
  • Rainbow’s End by Vernon Vinge


  • Ready Player One ✔️
  • Free Guy ✔️
  • Avatar (sort of) ✔️
  • Belle ✔️
  • Caprica (TV)

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