Rudy Rucker's 1984 classic science fiction romp through time and space asks the question: What would you do if you could alter reality with a mere thought? When two madcap scientists create a machine that enables them to instantaneously fulfill their wildest dreams, chaos ensues.
Joseph Fletcher is a down-and-out engineer slaving away at a dead-end job and making barely enough to support his wife and young daughter. He longs for the day when he can once again be his own boss and run his own company. When Joe's old partner, a crazy inventor named Harry Gerber, suddenly reappears in his life in the form of a flock of miniature Harrys on the dashboard of his 1956 Buick, he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime: to build a blunzer, a machine that turns thought into reality. Once the blunzer is built, Joe and Harry (and Harry's homely girlfriend, Sondra Tupperware) instantly indulge. Joe becomes a millionaire, Harry turns into a deity, and Sondra transforms herself into a flying blonde sexpot. But paradise soon turns unruly as a giant lizard attacks New Jersey, parasitic alien "spine-riders" invade Earth, and porkchop bushes and fritter trees grow wild everywhere!
Rucker's genius is found in his unique ability to blend hard mathematical and scientific speculation with an insanely unpredictable imagination. Master of Space and Time is comparable to other irreverent Rucker masterworks like The Hacker and the Ants and Frek and the Elixir -- a twisted, uproarious, and surprisingly perceptive look at life, the universe, and porkchops. Paul Goat Allen