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# White Light

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Felix Rayman spends the day teaching indifferent students, pondering his theories on infinity, and daydreaming. When his dreams finally separate him from his physical body, Felix plunges headfirst into a multidimensional universe beyond the limits of space and time -- the place of White Light.

Paperback, 269 pages

Published
May 7th 2001
by Four Walls Eight Windows
(first published 1980)

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(my favorite part is when franx the beetle refers to gravity as "the seriousness.")

The plot is, in my opinion, a bit too dream-like, sometimes is not too sharp: a Lewis Carroll in C flat.But, tthat said, there are some serious fireworks here and there, ...more

Though at times the mathematics leaves the reader feeling more than a bit inadequa ...more

_White Light_ reads like nothing so much as an LSD trip report written by a mathematician working on set theory and the mathematics of infinity. Given that Rucker was indeed a mathematician who would've been in his 20s in the '70s, and given that he wrote a nonfiction book called _Infinity and the Mind_ at around the same time as he wrote _White Light_, it all starts to seem suspiciously like this might actually be the case.

Nonetheless, it's an interesting read. Rucker deals with a large portio ...more

*a la*some John Barthes, Jack Vance, and also reminded me (though I liked this much better) of the very strange

*Autumn Angels*, in terms of the extreme powers expressed here.

Also a nice introduction to the concept of multiple ...more

White Light tells the story of Felix Rayman, a math professor at the fictional equivalent of an upstate SUNY campus and his journey to Cimön, which is infinitely distant in normal spac ...more

Pleasantly loopy at times, but not much to care about in here. And though infinity is referenced endlessly (ha), Rucker doesn't really have anything to say about it, which I found disappointing. This is nerdy in the names and topics it drops, but not nerdy in terms of depth of thought.

*Luce bianca*vorrebbe essere un esercizio in stile

*Flatlandia*sull'infinito matematicamente inteso. Lo stile è leggero e gradevole, sono le parti esemplificative sui diversi tipi di infinito che non mi sembrano granché!

A great companion to his non-fictional Infinity and the Mind Penguin Science.

Good early Rucker: sets, drugs, rock & roll

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Sep 14, 2007
Steve
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it was amazing
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White Light is one of those whoa books. You've never read anything like it, you have no idea where it's going, and when you get there you feel like a new person.

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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

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