Here is an extensive list of science fiction works featuring quantum computers and quantum computing. All suggestions and corrections are welcome!
- Brasyl by Ian McDonald
Features illegal quantum computing and parallel universes.
- Dante’s Equation by Jane Jensen
A quantum computer named Quey is used to solve a previously intractable physics problem. The book also involves parallel universes.
- Factoring Humanity by Robert J. Sawyer
Quantum computers are used for integer factorization and code breaking. Their working principle is based on parallel universes.
- Finity by John Barnes
Using quantum computers one can jump into an alternate parallel universe.
- Hard Questions by Ian Watson
A powerful quantum computer operates in parallel universes, becomes self-aware and creates own realities.
- Hominids (Neanderthal Parallax) by Robert J. Sawyer
A failed quantum computer experiment transfers a Neanderthal scientist from a parallel universe into our world.
- Moving Mars by Greg Bear
The book features self-aware quantum computers.
- Quarantine by Greg Egan
One of the first sci-fi books using the concept of quantum computation.
- Schild’s Ladder by Greg Egan
Future humans abandon physical bodies and trasfer their minds to a quantum computer named Qusps.
- Simple Genius by David Baldacci
This recent thriller describes quantum computers as being worth countries going to war for.
- The Footprints of God by Greg Iles
The secret Trinity Project involves some of the best minds in the world in order to create the first practical quantum computer
Cool. As an aside we named our first operational system Trinity after The Footprints of God’s Trinity Project.
Here are a couple more I’ve read:
- The Labyrinth Key by Howard V. Hendrix
Whoever invents the first quantum computer will permanently win the twenty-first-century Cold War between China and the U.S.
- Digital Fortress by Dan Brown
In Digital Fortress, the NSA’s secret weapon is a giant, multibillion-dollar computer called TRANSLTR, which can crack any code in seconds.