Realware (Ware #4)
A leading mathmetician, computer scientist, and cyberpunk pioneer, Rudy Rucker writes novels that surprise and delight with an effervescent mix of cutting-edge science, raucous social satire, and deeply informed speculation into the nature and fate of humanity. Now, his latest work takes its rightful place in this distinguished and hilarious canon.
It's 2054, and Phil Gottn...more
But for the REST OF US, it's a truly wild ride that ramps up the same wild directions as Rucker has been taking us all along. Let's go crazy!
First of all, the aliens aren't ALL dead. Two-dimensional, multi-timeline-living, reality-hacking aliens. Death isn't really a big thing for these guys. Blowing up their own cities doesn't really mean much because the cities live on in all the ot ...more
Phil Gottner is not an ambitious man -- a fact which has long set him at odds with his brilliant mathematician father. Phil figures he's doing okay. He has a job as an assistant chef in a fancy restaurant. He has a place to live: a birdcage room he built himself inside a warehouse he shares with three other tenants. He e ...more
Book 2 (Wetware) was pretty awesome. Had a kool nee drug called merge which was wicked.
Book 3 was okay.
Book 4 (this one) was kinda a slog
I felt like this fourth book was maybe one too many. It was nice to see it all end, but i found this last book a real slog. after book 3 I was getting a bit tired of the series. it became way too much about the world, and descriptions of weird shit, and sex, than about the characters in book 4. just wasnt holding my at ...more
Yeah, I never really managed to get into this, in part because of the aforementioned problem with it assuming information (presumably) in the first three. I'll try to find the others, ...more
Rudy Rucker is always a pure delight to read.
His writing style is unfettered, and flows from page to page, and is always unique in its perspective. Rucker can make the science in sci-fi supremely palatable, and the fiction deliciously mind-blowing.
This is one of my favorite stories of his.
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