Jim and the Flims

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A wild romp that recasts the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the 21st century surf-punk/slacker world of Santa Cruz and-the afterworld. Jim braves this world of "flims," hoping to bring his wife back from the dead.
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A wild romp that recasts the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the 21st century surf-punk/slacker world of Santa Cruz and-the afterworld. Jim braves this world of "flims," hoping to bring his wife back from the dead.
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Bioengineer and sometime surfer Jim Oster's experiments accidentally open a portal between this world and the world of the dead, otherwise known as "The Flimsy," and this results in the death of his wife, Val, and the intrusion of bizarre creatures from that other place. With the help of sexy ice cream parlor clerk Weena, who seems to know all together too much about the Flims, Jim finds a way through his grief and determines to enter the portal and retrieve his wife. Rucker's (The Hollow Earth; Mathematicians in Love) latest sf extravaganza maintains the author's highest standards of outrageousness intelligently displayed, delivering thoughts on life, death, and the business of biotechnology with wild humor and true affection for his characters. VERDICT The author's fans and lovers of dark sf comedy should particularly enjoy this romp through the Orpheus myth.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781940948096
  • Publisher: Transreal Books
  • Publication date: 11/17/2014
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 1,033,313
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Rudy Rucker is a writer, a mathematician, and a computer scientist. He received Philip K. Dick awards for his cyberpunk novels Software and Wetware, and an Emperor Norton award for his autobiography Nested Scrolls. He lives in the San Francisco Bay area, and he paints in his spare time. His recent titles include a novel, The Big Aha, and an omnibus, Transreal Trilogy.
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