Rudy Rucker


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in Louisville, Kentucky, The United States
March 22, 1946

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Rudolf von Bitter Rucker is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and one of the founders of the cyberpunk genre. He is best known for his Ware Tetralogy, the first two of which won Philip K. Dick awards. Presently, Rudy Rucker edits the science fiction webzine Flurb.

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“Billy’s Book” by Terry Bisson (Illos by Rudy)

I just spent a week or so getting Terry Bisson‘s wonderful volume, Billy’s Book back into print in three editions from my Transreal Books. We did an edition in 2011, but now we’re back, and better than ever. This cover is by Lisa Roth. Book summary: True crime for kids. Or is it the happy […]
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Software (Ware, #1)

3.75 avg rating — 3,894 ratings — published 1982 — 19 editions
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Wetware (Ware #2)

3.81 avg rating — 2,114 ratings — published 1988 — 13 editions
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Freeware (Ware #3)

3.75 avg rating — 1,169 ratings — published 1997 — 8 editions
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Postsingular

3.62 avg rating — 959 ratings — published 2007 — 2 editions
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Realware (Ware #4)

3.69 avg rating — 781 ratings — published 2000 — 6 editions
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Infinity and the Mind: The ...

really liked it 4.00 avg rating — 737 ratings — published 1981 — 20 editions
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The Ware Tetralogy (Ware, #...

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White Light

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The Fourth Dimension: A Gui...

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The Hacker and the Ants

3.64 avg rating — 596 ratings — published 1994 — 9 editions
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“For me, the best thing about Cyberpunk is that it taught me how to enjoy shopping malls, which used to terrify me. Now I just imagine the whole thing is two miles below the moon’s surface, and that half the people’s right-brains have been eaten by roboticized steel rats. And suddenly it’s interesting again.”
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“The simple process of eating and breathing weave all of us together into a vast four-dimensional array. No matter how isolated you may sometimes feel, no matter how lonely, you are never really cut off from the whole.”
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“Even if we become glowing clouds of ectoplasm, there's going to be something we're competing for - and most of us will feel as though we're getting screwed.”
Rudy Rucker, Year Million: Science at the Far Edge of Knowledge

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