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Rudy Rucker

Author of Software

159+ Works 9,826 Members 178 Reviews 24 Favorited

About the Author

Rudy Rucker is a mathematician, computer scientist, professor, and writer who has twice won the Philip K. Dick Award for best SF paperback original, and has published a number of successful popular books on mathematical subjects, including The Fourth Dimension and Infinity and the Mind. He lives in show more Los Gatos, California. show less
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Series

Works by Rudy Rucker

Software (1982) — Author — 988 copies, 20 reviews
Wetware (1988) 636 copies, 10 reviews
Freeware (1997) 450 copies, 5 reviews
Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension (1977) 429 copies, 2 reviews
White Light (1980) 390 copies, 5 reviews
The Hacker and the Ants (1994) 367 copies, 8 reviews
Postsingular (2007) 355 copies, 17 reviews
Master of Space and Time (1984) 354 copies, 11 reviews
Realware (2000) 286 copies, 4 reviews
Mathematicians in Love (2008) 250 copies, 10 reviews
Spaceland (2002) 250 copies, 7 reviews
Semiotext(e) SF (1989) — Editor — 249 copies
The Hollow Earth (1990) 241 copies, 5 reviews
Mondo 2000: A User's Guide to the New Edge (1992) 231 copies, 1 review
The Ware Tetralogy (2010) 227 copies, 6 reviews
As Above, So Below: A Novel of Peter Bruegel (2002) 150 copies, 6 reviews
Frek and the Elixir (2004) 145 copies, 4 reviews
Seek! Selected Nonfiction (1999) 131 copies, 1 review
Gnarl!: Stories (2000) 131 copies, 2 reviews
Saucer Wisdom (1999) 128 copies, 2 reviews
Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder (1987) — Editor — 126 copies, 1 review
Hylozoic (2009) 105 copies, 3 reviews
Live Robots: Software/Wetware (1994) — Author — 92 copies
The Sex Sphere (1983) 85 copies, 2 reviews
Spacetime Donuts (1981) 84 copies, 2 reviews
The 57th Franz Kafka (1983) 72 copies, 1 review
The Secret of Life (1985) 66 copies, 1 review
Surfing the Gnarl (2012) 60 copies, 3 reviews
Transreal! (1991) 49 copies
Million Mile Road Trip (2019) 47 copies, 3 reviews
Turing & Burroughs: A Beatnik SF Novel (2012) 46 copies, 2 reviews
Moldies & Meatbops (1997) 36 copies
Jim and the Flims (2011) 35 copies
The Big Aha (2014) 26 copies
Transreal Cyberpunk (2016) 15 copies
Complete Stories (2012) 13 copies
Good Night, Moon (2010) 12 copies, 2 reviews
Juicy Ghosts (2021) 9 copies
Collected Essays (2012) 8 copies
Journals: 1990 - 2014 (2012) 7 copies
All the Visions (2014) 6 copies
Loco [short fiction] (2012) 5 copies, 1 review
Flurb 02 4 copies
Flurb 01 4 copies
Flurb 7 4 copies
Better Worlds (2012) 4 copies
Flurb 03 4 copies
Flurb 04 4 copies
Notes for Juicy Ghosts (2021) 3 copies
Flurb 05 3 copies
Junk DNA [novelette] (2003) 3 copies
Filosofo cyberpunk 3 copies, 1 review
Flurb 8 3 copies
Notes for The Big Aha (2013) 2 copies
Hive Mind Man 2 copies, 1 review
How To Make An Ebook (2012) 2 copies
Yubba Vines 2 copies, 1 review
Peg-Man 2 copies
Elves of the Subdimensions (2006) — Author — 2 copies
Panpsychism Proved (2006) 2 copies
Totem Poles [short fiction] 2 copies, 1 review
The Third Bomb 2 copies
After Everything Woke Up 2 copies, 1 review
Instability 2 copies, 1 review
Flurb 6 2 copies
Inside Out (1987) 2 copies
Flurb #13 2 copies
Hormiga Canyon [short fiction] — Author — 2 copies
@lantis 1 copy
La cuarta dimension 1 copy, 1 review
Moldies Meatbops (1997) 1 copy
Emojis 1 copy
Mary Mary 1 copy
Flurb 9 1 copy
Pockets [novelette] (2001) 1 copy
Bad Ideas 1 copy
Qlone 1 copy
Easy As Pie 1 copy
Val And Me 1 copy
Watergirl 1 copy
The Skug 1 copy
Flurb 10 1 copy
Inertia 1 copy
Buzz 1 copy
Mindtools 1 copy

Associated Works

The Mind's I: Fantasies and Reflections on Self and Soul (1981) — Contributor — 2,825 copies, 22 reviews
Mirrorshades: The Cyberpunk Anthology (1986) — Contributor — 1,626 copies, 9 reviews
This Will Make You Smarter: New Scientific Concepts to Improve Your Thinking (2012) — Contributor — 809 copies, 17 reviews
What Is Your Dangerous Idea? Today's Leading Thinkers on the Unthinkable (1914) — Contributor — 633 copies, 8 reviews
The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Contributor — 396 copies, 5 reviews
Masterpieces of Fantasy and Wonder (1989) — Contributor — 332 copies, 2 reviews
Redshift: Extreme Visions of Speculative Fiction (2001) — Contributor — 256 copies, 3 reviews
Hieroglyph: Stories and Visions for a Better Future (2014) — Contributor — 244 copies, 9 reviews
Year's Best SF 11 (2006) — Contributor — 237 copies, 5 reviews
The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories (2010) — Contributor — 204 copies, 6 reviews
The 1983 Annual World's Best SF (1983) — Contributor — 199 copies, 1 review
Alternate Heroes (What Might Have Been, Vol. 2) (1989) — Contributor — 190 copies, 2 reviews
Wastelands 2: More Stories of the Apocalypse (2013) — Contributor — 188 copies, 5 reviews
What Might Have Been, Volumes 1 & 2: Alternate Empires, Alternate Heroes (1989) — Contributor — 188 copies, 2 reviews
Year's Best SF 12 (2007) — Contributor — 186 copies, 3 reviews
Year's Best SF 14 (2009) — Contributor — 173 copies
The Ultimate Cyberpunk (2002) — Contributor — 151 copies
Elsewhere: Tales of Fantasy (1982) — Contributor — 144 copies
Live Without a Net (2003) — Contributor — 143 copies, 3 reviews
With a Little Help (2010) — Cover artist, some editions — 128 copies, 7 reviews
The Universe (1987) — Contributor — 115 copies, 2 reviews
Futures from Nature (2007) — Contributor — 113 copies, 5 reviews
Questionable Practices: Stories (2014) — Contributor — 86 copies, 5 reviews
Fuzzy Dice (2003) — Introduction, some editions — 79 copies, 1 review
CYBERSEX (1996) — Contributor — 77 copies, 1 review
The Microverse (1989) — Contributor — 67 copies
The Orbit Science Fiction Yearbook: No. 2 (1989) — Contributor — 59 copies
Afterlives (1986) — Contributor — 47 copies, 1 review
Speculations on the Fourth Dimension (1980) — Editor — 45 copies
The Stories: Five Years of Original Fiction on tor.com (2013) — Contributor — 38 copies
The Big Book of Cyberpunk (2023) — Contributor — 31 copies
Poe's Lighthouse (2006) — Contributor — 28 copies, 2 reviews
Kafkaesque: Stories Inspired by Franz Kafka (2011) — Contributor — 27 copies
Fetish: An Anthology (1998) — Contributor — 25 copies, 1 review
Christmas Forever (1993) — Contributor — 25 copies
Pwning Tomorrow (2015) — Contributor — 12 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 36, No. 2 [February 2012] (2012) — Contributor — 12 copies
Golden Age SF: Tales of a Bygone Future (2006) — Contributor — 11 copies
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 42, No. 3 & 4 [March/April 2018] (2018) — Contributor — 11 copies, 1 review
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 1 [January 2015] (2015) — Contributor — 11 copies, 3 reviews
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 37, No. 7 [July 2013] (2013) — Contributor — 10 copies, 3 reviews
Lightspeed Magazine, Issue 71 • April 2016 (2016) — Contributor — 9 copies
Analog 1 (1981) — Contributor — 8 copies, 1 review
Asimov's Science Fiction: Vol. 39, No. 7 [July 2015] (2015) — Contributor — 7 copies

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beskamiltar | 1 other review | Apr 10, 2024 |
Some interesting math leads to some half-baked philosophical speculation. I will resist further plays on the word 'baked' but there is a definite whiff of potsmoke emanating from this book.
 
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audient_void | 5 other reviews | Jan 6, 2024 |
"What is the fourth dimension, anyway?"
"I have no idea," I admitted.
 
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Jon_Hansen | 6 other reviews | Nov 22, 2023 |
Only read 30-50 pages.... just not my kind of book. I don't tend to like books written in this style- is it called humor? comedy? sarcasm? Just seemed flipant.
 
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keithostertag | 16 other reviews | Oct 22, 2023 |

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Works
159
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Members
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Popularity
#2,431
Rating
½ 3.6
Reviews
178
ISBNs
258
Languages
11
Favorited
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