Short stories by Rudy Rucker.
Rudy Rucker is a writer and a mathematician who worked for twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer science professor. Rucker is regarded as contemporary master of science-fiction, and received the Philip K. Dick award for his early cyberpunk novels Software, and again for his Wetware. The novel Software(1982) was perhaps the first SF work where a human’s personality (the “software”) is transferred into a robot. His forty published books include novels, collections, and non-fiction books on the fourth dimension, infinity, and the meaning of computation. Rucker has also worked on several software packages. Rucker’s ground-breaking cyberpunk Ware series was republished in 2010 as The Ware Tetralogy. Rucker’s 2007 novel, Postsingular was something of a return to the cyberpunk style. Rucker also writes SF in a realistic style known as transrealism, which encompasses such novels as White Light, The Secret of Life, The Hacker and the Ants, and Mathematicians in Love . Nine of these novels were reissued by Night Shade books in a uniform edition in 2019. Rucker’s autobiography, Nested Scrolls, appeared in 2011. Recent novels include Turing & Burroughs, Return to the Hollow Earth , and Million Mile Road Trip. See also Transreal Cyberpunk: nine of Rucker’s stories co-authored with Bruce Sterling. A full collection of Rucker’s stories can be perused online: Complete Stories. You can find links to pages for some of these items in the bar of icons at the top of this page. And for more links, visit the main page of Rudy’s Blog. Still more info is available from Rucker’s Wikipedia entry, in the browseable online version of Ruckers’ autobiography Nested Scrolls, in the online version of his Journals 1990-2014, and in his collected Q&A print interviews. Or listen to some of the episodes on Rudy Rucker Podcasts_.
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A depressed, middle-aged San Francisco writer gives his artificially intelligent alter ego permission to assume his personality in public, resulting in an unexpected boom for the washed-up man.