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Rudy Rucker has done it again: After 2004's Frek and the Elixir (selected as the Science Fiction/Fantasy Book of the Year on the B&N Editor's Choice Top Ten list), the retired San Jose State University computer science professor returns with a romantic comedy/multiverse-hopping adventure revolving around two brilliant mathematicians and the woman they both love.
While completing their theses, graduate students Bela Kis and Paul Bridge stumble across a world-shattering theorem that not only predicts aspects of the future but also opens up hyper-dimensional tunnels to an infinite number of alternate realities. With both young mathematicians pursuing the same love interest, video blogger Alma Ziff, their rivalry spurs them to change the very reality around them to win her. But messing with universal dynamics -- "the science of the gnarl" -- comes with a heavy price…
One of the pioneers of the cyberpunk movement in the early '80s (Software, Master of Space and Time, Wetware, et al.), Rucker writes in an ever-evolving style as totally unclassifiable as it is unpredictable. This novel -- featuring an amalgam of abstract, Ph.D.-level mathematical and scientific speculation and screwball fantastical satire à la Alice's Adventures in Wonderland -- will appeal to probability theorists and discerning science fiction fans alike. Mathematicians in Love -- like Frek and the Elixir -- is more than an intellectual, irreverent romp through time and space; it's a truly visionary work that will blow readers away as they contemplating the numerous potential technological advances right around the corner…Kurt Gödel meets Monty Python. Paul Goat Allen