Mad Professor: The Uncollected Short Stories of Rudy Rucker

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Running Press, Jun 17, 2009 - Fiction - 320 pages
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At the untamed frontiers of intelligence, consciousness, matter, and reality lies Rudy Rucker's 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." 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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From a quizzical tale, cowritten with Terry Bisson, that starts with counting and ends with the holes in the universe ("2+2=5") to a whimsical meditation on the art of writing fiction ("Visions of the ... Read full review

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I feel like this is written with a brain tissue of mine and wonder if my father donated brain tissue of mine without my knowledge and then may have commented loosely about this and if something happened to the one who wrote in the Quinta das Magoilas recently, or in the Tagus area recently me who wrote "A Baby with Turquoise Blue Eyes" and at the same time they keep beaming at me or it is some women with Nordic blood hoping to survive with next to no food at a Vale de Figueira road farmstead or in the field guard huts. 

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CONTENTS
Panpsychism Proved
Guadalupe and Hieronymus Bosch
Jenna and Me Written with Rudy Rucker Jr
The Use of the Ellipse the Catalog the Meter the Vibrating Plane
Pockets Written with John Shirley
Cobb Wakes
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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 User's Guide to the New Edge.

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