Books by Rudy Rucker

HYLOZOIC by Rudy Rucker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2009

"Serious, uproarious fun, with brain-teasers and brilliant ideas tossed about like confetti."
Sequel to Postsingular (2007), Rucker's yarn of a future where everything—animals, rocks, the planet Earth—is conscious, telepathic and often irrepressibly chatty. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 15, 2005

"Charmingly written and thought-provoking."
A key debate of the computer revolution concerns Stephen Wolfram's argument that everything is equivalent to computation; this book explores the implications of that insight. Read full book review >
SPACELAND by Rudy Rucker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2001

"For fans only."
Occasionally tasteless tale of a technogeek's misadventures in fourth-dimensional space, from the prolific mathematician and SF writer (Gnarl!,2000, etc.). Read full book review >
AS ABOVE, SO BELOW by Rudy Rucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"A lively and well-narrated tale that will appeal to Bruegel fans and may awaken newcomers to an interest in his work."
Pictures at an exhibition, sort of, as mathematician and SF writer Rucker (Spaceland, p. 778, etc.) tells the life of the great Flemish painter. Read full book review >
REALWARE by Rudy Rucker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: June 1, 2000

"As crazy and as stimulating as ever."
Another in Rucker's series—they're related through concepts and in style, irreverence, eccentricity, and cutting-edge scientific speculation—following Freeware (1997). Read full book review >
GNARL! by Rudy Rucker
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 5, 2000

"Not to everyone's taste, but well worth browsing."
Three dozen stories—almost Rucker's entire output, 1976-99, and, except for the five most recent yarns, all previously collected in two paperback collections, The Fifty-Seventh Franz Kafka and Transreal! Read full book review >
FREEWARE by Rudy Rucker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1997

"Rucker regulars, Valley types, diehard cyberpunks, and devotees of old comics like Metal Men and Doom Patrol."
More kooky-future cyberpunk (following the paperbacks Software and Wetware) from the mathematician author of The Hacker and the Ants (1994), etc. ``Moldies'' are artificial lifeforms made of imipolex, a sort of intelligent plastic, combined with algae and fungi (they don't need to eat, drink, or sleep), and can assume several different body shapes; the main ambition of every moldie is to earn enough imipolex to be able to reproduce. Read full book review >
THE HACKER AND THE ANTS by Rudy Rucker
SCIENCE FICTION & FANTASY
Released: May 1, 1994

"Sophomoric and excessively didactic, with an obscure plot: of interest largely to teenage computer buffs and Rucker regulars."
A cyberspace yarn from the author of The Hollow Earth (1990), etc. Jerzy Rugby writes computer programs for a company developing a household robot and shares his apartment with Studly, an advanced prototype. Read full book review >