Rudy Rucker is a writer, mathematician, and computer scientist, with thirty‑two published books. In the 1980s, he received Philip K. Dick Awards for his cyberpunk novels Software and Wetware . He took up painting in 1999 and has had three shows of his pop‑surreal works in San Francisco. His fantastic novel of the afterlife, Jim and the Films , appeared in 2011, as did his memoir, Nested Scrolls: A Writer’s Life . Rucker is presently working on a 1950s science fiction novel called The Turing Chronicles , featuring a love affair between computer pioneer Alan Turing and Beat author William Burroughs. Rucker also edits the speculative fiction webzine Flurb. Recent works include his autobiography, Nested Scrolls ; a book of his paintings, Better Worlds ; a science fiction novel, The Big Aha ; and a new edition of his Kerouac-style novel All the Visions . For ongoing updates and numerous links, see Rudy’s blog at www.rudyrucker.com/blog. Follow Rudy on Twitter as rudytheelder.