Mad Professor: The Uncollected Short Stories of Rudy Rucker (Google eBook)

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Running Press, Jun 1, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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At the untamed frontiers of intelligence, consciousness, matter, and reality lies Rudy RuckerOCOs "The Mad Professor, " a collection of twelve mind-bending science fiction stories that probe the outer limits of possibility. Rucker, an accomplished computer scientist and mathematician with numerous science books and novels to his credit, brings his deep and varied knowledge of the mind, mathematics, and the ever-weird and wondrous workings of the physical universe to the stories collected here. In "Chu and the Nants" we read of a bizarre future following a Verge Singularity, in which hyperintelligent computers have taken over the solar system. "Panpsychism Proved" breaks down the boundaries between mind and matter, exploring the notion that ?every object has a mind.OCO And "Six Thought Experiments Concerning the Nature of Computation" is an exhilarating collection of mini-stories taking us to the outrageous extremes of theoretical speculation.
In "The Mad Professor, " Rucker deploys the full range of his writing talent and scientific knowledge to take us on a wild romp through the known, the unknown, and the awesomely peculiar.
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User Review  - Kylie - Goodreads

In these funny, wacky and wildly inventive stories Rucker jumbles together so many recognizable elements of contemporary living. No matter how weird the sci-fi of these stories is, they work because ... Read full review

Review: Mad Professor: The Uncollected Short Stories of Rudy Rucker

User Review  - Luke Rasmussen - Goodreads

Fun collection of sci-fi, with interesting twists and unique angles. Some stories were a little bizarre to me, but all had a unique charm. Read full review

Contents

INTRODUCTION
2+25
ELVES OF THESUBDIMENSIONS
PANPSYCHISM PROVED
MS FOUND IN A MINIDRIVE
THE MEN IN THEBACK ROOM AT THECOUNTRY CLUB
GUADALUPE ANDHIERONYMUS BOSCH
SIX THOUGHT EXPERIMENTSCONCERNING THE NATURE OFCOMPUTATION
EXPERIMENT 5 THE KIND RAIN
EXPERIMENT 6 HELLO INFINITY
JENNA AND ME
THE USE OF THE ELLIPSETHE CATALOG THE METER THE VIBRATING PLANE
JUNK DNA
POCKETS
COBB WAKES UP
VISIONS OF THEMETANOVEL

EXPERIMENT 2 THE MILLION CHAKRAS
EXPERIMENT 3 AINT PAINT
EXPERIMENT 4 TERRYS TALKER
NOTES ON THE STORIES
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About the author (2009)

Rudy Rucker, PhD, is professor of computer science at San Jose State University. He is best known for his popular books about science and consciousness, such as The Fourth Dimension, Infinity and the Mind, Mind Tools, and The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul, recently issued in paperback from Thunder's Mouth Press. The author of thirteen novels, Rucker is considered one of the core cyberpunk writers and was coeditor of the famed cyberdelic how-to book, The Mondo 2000 Userís Guide to the New Edge.

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