The real world is unbearable to madcap inventor Harry Gerber, so he uses his genius to twist the laws of science and create his own tailor-made universe. Master of Space and Time combines high physics and high jinks, blurring the line between science and magic. From a voyage to a mirror-image world where sluglike parasites make slaves of humanity, to trees and bushes that grow fries and pork chops, to a rain of fish, author Rudy Ruckertwo-time winner of the Philip K. Dick Awardtakes readers on the ultimate joyride. But once the gluons at the core of Harry's creation run out ... disaster looms for Harry and his friends.
|Publisher:||Running Press Book Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.55(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.65(d)|
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.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book is pretty weird. Main character and his friend invent a device that makes them master of space and time, for a finite amount of time (Some master of time that makes them!). And they generally screw things up and then have to try to fix it.And it's weird in a Douglas Adams sort of way.What it has going for it is that the women are mostly believable, and there's some transgender stuff that goes on.You might call it a fun read, but you'd have to be the right sort of person to find it fun. And not annoying and ridiculous. And I guess I'm somewhere between the two.
Rudy Rucker is so weird. I never know whether to laugh at the stuff that happens to the characters in his books - usually the stuff that happens is just awful enough that I feel bad for laughing. I guess I should know by now that everything usually works out. It's like an equation - the two sides always balance by the end of the plot. This book is not as well-written character-wise as some of his others - it's all about the concept. It's still funny - I like the way that he wove in the logic puzzles of fairy tales throughout - but then, how could he not, with a plot wholly based on the three wishes trope?
I love cyberpunk, but this is my least favorite of those I've read, which are quite a few.