Jim and the Flims

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Jim and the Flims is a novel set in Santa Cruz, CA... and the afterlife. Acclaimed cyberpunk/singularity author Rudy Rucker explores themes of death and destruction, in the wry, quirky style he is famous for.
Jim Oster ruptures the membrane between our world and afterworld (AKA, The Flimsy), creating a two-way tunnel between them. Jim’s wife Val is killed in the process, and Jim finds himself battling his personal grief, and an invasion of the Flims. The process of battling the...
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Overview


Jim and the Flims is a novel set in Santa Cruz, CA... and the afterlife. Acclaimed cyberpunk/singularity author Rudy Rucker explores themes of death and destruction, in the wry, quirky style he is famous for.
Jim Oster ruptures the membrane between our world and afterworld (AKA, The Flimsy), creating a two-way tunnel between them. Jim’s wife Val is killed in the process, and Jim finds himself battling his personal grief, and an invasion of the Flims. The process of battling the invading Flims leads him to the center of the afterworld, where the ghost of his wife just might be. Can Jim save earth with the help of a posse of Santa Cruz punks, and at the same time bring his wife back to life?
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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: 9781597802802
  • Publisher: Night Shade Books
  • Publication date: 6/7/2011
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 1,256,651
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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