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Avon Books, 1997 - Fiction - 288 pages
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But an encounter behind closed doors between Randy and Monique - a moldie bookkeeper and a maid for the Clearlight Terrace Court Motel in Santa Cruz - begins a sordid adventure of cosmos-shaking magnitude. Monique's sudden and inexplicable abduction from the face of the earth - coupled with unsettling revelations about Randy's own dubious origins - is dragging the degenerate flesher and those around him into a mystery with roots in a messy, conspiratorial it pulls an unsuspecting humanity ever-closer to a stunning encounter with intergalactic intelligence.

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In hip, staccato language, the master of cyberpunk (e.g., The Hacker and the Ants, Avon, 1994) merges California surfer culture with a tale of 21st-century artificial plastic and mold lifeforms. The ... Read full review

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The third book in the Ware Tetrology, this book is definitely intended for mature readers. It pushes the boundaries not only of what can be imagined for computer and robotic science, but of what a future Earth's drug cultures and sexuality might be like. It introduces some new characters that are easily as humanly flawed an interesting as those characters introduced in the first two books, Software and Wetware, Definitely another interesting read for any fans of cyberpunk. 


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About the author (1997)

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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