By (author) Rudy Rucker
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Spaceland by Rudy Rucker
Book DescriptionJoe Cube is a Silicon Valley hotshot--well, a would-be hotshot anyway--hoping that the 3-D TV project he's managing will lead to the big money IPO he's always dreamed of. On New Year's Eve, hoping to impress his wife, he sneaks home the prototype. It brings no new warmth to their cooling relationship, but it does attract someone else's attention.When Joe sees a set of lips talking to him (floating in midair) and feels the poke of a disembodied finger (inside him), it's not because of the champagne he's drunk. He has just met Momo, a woman from the All, a world of four spatial dimensions for whom our narrow world, which she calls Spaceland, is something like a rug, but one filled with motion and life. Momo has a business proposition for Joe, an offer she won't let him refuse. The upside potential becomes much clearer to him once she helps him grow a new eye (on a stalk) that can see in the fourth-dimensional directions, and he agrees.After that it's a wild ride through a million-dollar night in Las Vegas, a budding addiction to tasty purple 4-D food, a failing marriage, eye-popping excursions into the All, and encounters with Momo's foes, rubbery red critters who steal money, offer sage advice and sometimes messily explode. Joe is having the time of his life, until Momo's scheme turns out to have angles he couldn't have imagined. Suddenly the fate of all life here in Spaceland is at stake.Rudy Rucker is a past master at turning mathematical concepts into rollicking science fiction adventure, from" Spacetime Donuts "and "White Light" to" The Hacker and the Ants." In the tradition of Edwin A. Abbott's classic novel, Flatland, Rucker gives us a tour of higher mathematics and visionary realities. "Spaceland is Flatland "on hyperdrive!
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780765303677
(213mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Tor Australia
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Publish Date: 15-May-2003
Country of Publication: Australia
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Fourth Dimension Toward a Geometry of Higher Reality, Paperback (September 2014)
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All the Visions, Hardback (September 2014)View all books by Rudy Rucker
All the Visions is a short autobiographical novel that Rucker wrote In 1983. Wanting to emulate Jack Kerouac's composition of "On the Road," he typed "All the Visions" on an 80-foot scroll of paper instead of using separate sheets. The book describes the adventures of Conrad Bunger: mathematician, writer, seeker, rebel, freak.
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Author Biography - Rudy Rucker
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 Los Gatos, California.
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