Software

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Avon, 1987 - Fiction - 167 pages
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It was Cobb Anderson who built the"boppers"--the first robots with real brains. Now, in 2020, Cobb is just another aged "pheezer" with a bad heart, drinking and grooving an the old tunes in Florida retirement hell. His "bops" have came a long way, though, rebelling against their subjugation to set up their own society an the moon. And now they're offering creator Cobb immortality but at a stiff price: his body his soul ... and his world.It was Cobb Anderson who built the "boppers"--the first robots with real brains. Now, in 2020, Cobb is just another aged pheezer with a bad heart, drinking and grooving on the old tunes in Florida retirement hell. His "bops" have come a long way, though, rebelling against their subjugation to set up their own society on the moon. And now they're offering creator Cobb immortality, but at a stiff price: his body, his soul. . .and his world.

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User Review  - Tim_mk - Goodreads

This was written in 1982 and it felt like it. I liked the pacing of the narrative and especially the free-form, beatnik, stream of consciousness aspects of some parts, which were refreshing and ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dave Peticolas - Goodreads

After reading a snippet of this book in The Mind's I, I resolved to read it myself. Then, perusing my library, I realized I *had* read it. Something is wrong with my memory. Read full review

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About the author (1987)

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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