A lifetime of thought. Collected Essays includes sixty essays and a hundred illustrations. Manifestos and talks about writing science-fiction. Cool scenes seem riding the Silicon Valley computer wave for twenty years. Obsessively beautiful graphics—cellular automata, artificial life, fractals, space curves, and virtual reality. Playful raps and speculations about the future. Digital immortality, artificial intelligence, and the birth of universal mind. Reminiscences of strange days. Mentors, Great minds and wild freaks: Kurt Gödel, Martin Gardner, Robert Sheckley, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ivan Stang and Stephen Wolfram.
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About the Author
Rudy Rucker (1946) is an American mathematician, computer scientist, and author. He is considered one of the founders of the cyberpunk movement and has been celebrated for both his science fiction and his books on mathematics and the universe. In 1982 he began his most famous series The Ware Tetralogy with Software followed by Wetware in 1988, both of which won Philp K. Dick Awards.