I haven't read too much hacker fiction aside from Dan Brown's Digital Fortress, but I don't even know if you can really call that hacker fiction. I've come under the perception that most fiction about hackers lives and dies off of cliches that society has about hackers and "nerds" in general. That they're reclusive, obsessive, overtly smart people typing random things onto a screen that the common person would never understand to destroy life as we know it and bring about the new world order. Or they're like Matrix/.Hack stuffs that portrays the internet and the world of technology as some kind of alternate dimension that can be accessed and navigated by humans.
I'm looking for anything that sort of breaks this mold and is realistic. Anybody know of any such stories?