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- Tom Doherty Associates 2010; US$ 0.99 US$ 0.79
Like many other stories and novels by Rudy Rucker, "Jack and the Aktuals" is a wild and wooly dramatization of certain principles of higher mathematics, with added talking animals, sentient pencils, and orders-of-infinity nested within one another like Russian dolls. No description can ever encompass the mind-bending experience of reading a Rudy Rucker... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2003; US$ 20.99 US$ 16.79
Joe Cube is a Silicon Valley hotshot--well, a would-be hotshot anyway--hoping that the 3-D TV project he's managing will lead to the big money IPO he's always dreamed of. On New Year's Eve, hoping to impress his wife, he sneaks home the prototype. It brings no new warmth to their cooling relationship, but it does attract someone else's attention.... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2011; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.19
The life and times of Rudolph von Bitter Rucker, original Cyberpunk, math and computer science professor, inventor of Transrealism, twice winner of the Philip K. Dick Award, and a colorful character. This autobiography reveals how he wanted to grow up to be a beatnik, but grew up stranger than that. more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2009; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.39
It all begins next year in California. A maladjusted computer industry billionaire and a somewhat crazy US President initiate a radical transformation of the world through sentient nanotechnology; sort of the equivalent of biological artificial intelligence. At first they succeed, but their plans are reversed by Chu, an autistic boy. The next time... more...
- Orion 2011; US$ 3.99
Punk-rock SF! Nuclear terrorists, a political kidnapping, and a giant woman from the fourth dimension. Say goodbye to the old world. This literary tour de force explores the landscape of the higher dimensions with the humor and vigor of an underground cartoon. At the same time, it manages to be a heartfelt and realistic depiction of a contemporary... more...
- PM Press 2012; US$ 9.99
Combining both the fiction and nonfiction of one of the most unique contemporary science fiction writers, this collection offers a rare look into Rudy Rucker?s mind as an author and mathematician. Featuring an in-depth interview with Rucker about his ideas, politics, and how his career as a mathematician and scientist overlap with that of a bestselling... more...
- Orion 2012; US$ 3.99
The birth of cyberpunk! A seaweed-smoking rebel becomes an incredible shrinking man. Under the bottom is the top--and the power to smash the Machine. After humanity becomes inextricably linked to the computers, a heroic couple makes a scale-ship journey beneath the smallest particles and through the largest cosmic structures, seeking a perfect world. more...
- Dover Publications 2013; US$ 16.95
This reader-friendly volume groups the patterns of mathematics into five archetypes: numbers, space, logic, infinity, and information. Rudy Rucker presents an accessible introduction to each of these important areas, reflecting intelligence gathered from the frontiers of mathematical thought. More than 100 drawings illuminate explorations of digital... more...
- Dover Publications 2014; US$ 14.95
"This is an invigorating book, a short but spirited slalom for the mind." ? Timothy Ferris, The New York Times Book Review "Highly readable. One is reminded of the breadth and depth of Hofstadter's G ö del, Escher, Bach. " ? Science "Anyone with even a minimal interest in mathematics and fantasy will find The Fourth Dimension informative... more...
- Tom Doherty Associates 2003; Not Available
Peter Bruegel's paintings---a peasant wedding in a barn, hunters in the snow, a rollicking street festival, and many others---have long defined our idea of everyday life in sixteenth century Europe. They are classic icons of a time and place in much the same way as Norman Rockwell's depictions of twentieth-century America. We know relatively little... more...