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Rucker, Rudy v. B. (Rudy von Bitter) 1946-

Works: 177 works in 724 publications in 7 languages and 17,619 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Science fiction  Biographical fiction  Dystopian fiction  Humorous fiction  Road fiction  Short stories  Autobiographies  Bildungsromans  Steampunk fiction 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3568.U298, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Rudy v. B Rucker
Infinity and the mind : the science and philosophy of the infinite by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

80 editions published between 1982 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 2,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work brings together the limits of science and the furthest horizons of the imagination. With wit and ease, Rucker leads us through the arguments of mathematicians, physicists and philosophers, through the paradoxes of set theory, the mind-stretching concepts of space/time physics, and the staggering results of Godels incompleteness theorems. Rucker's own personal encounters with Godel the man, the mathematician and the philosopher provide a rare glimpse at genius, and reveal what very few mathematicians have dared to admit - the transcedent implications of Platonic realism. Infinity and the mind is for anyone who has pondered the immensity of the cosmos; for anyone who has tried to imagine the infinitely large and the infinitesimally small. It is a book for lovers of paradoxes and ideas - the very limits of science and mind
Mind tools : the five levels of mathematical reality by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

28 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader-friendly volume groups the patterns of mathematics into five archetypes: numbers, space, logic, infinity, and information. Rudy Rucker presents an accessible introduction to each of these important areas, reflecting intelligence gathered from the frontiers of mathematical thought. More than 100 drawings illuminate explorations of digital versus analog processes, logic as a computing tool, communication as information transmission, and other "mind tools.""Mind Tools is an original and fascinating look at various aspects of mathematics that is sure to fascinate the nonmathematician."--Isaac Asimov "A lighthearted romp through contemporary mathematics. ... Mind Tools is a delight." - San Francisco Chronicle"For those who gave up college mathematics for what seemed more liberal arts, Rudy Rucker's book, Mind Tools, is a dazzling refresher course. ... He rekindles the wonder that can come from contemplating logarithms, exponential curves and transcendental numbers." - The New York Times Book Review"One of Rucker's greatest assets is his ability to make complexities comprehensible to the general reader without lecturing." - The Washington Post"Approaching all of mathematics, and everything else, by way of information theory, Dr. Rucker's latest and most exciting book opens vistas of dazzling beauty - scenes that blend order with chaos, reality with fantasy, that startle you with their depths of impenetrable mystery." - Martin Gardner
Seek! : selected nonfiction by Rudy v. B Rucker( )

4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 996 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Seek!, electronic age sage Rucker casts his slightly zonked gaze on what passes for reality - mostly in Silicon Valley, where he now lives, but also Japan, cyberspace, and other areas of modern mystery. The essays and memoirs in Seek! trace Rucker's trajectory through the cyber-everything final decade of the second millennium. A computer scientist and industrial-strength programmer Rucker is articulate, engaged, and deeply funny."--Jacket
Geometry, relativity, and the fourth dimension by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

18 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Japanese and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a highly readable, popular exposition of the fourth dimension and the structure of the universe. A remarkable pictorial discussion of the curved space-time we call home, it achieves even greater impact through the use of 141 excellent illustrations. This is the first sustained visual account of many important topics in relativity theory that up till now have only been treated separately. Finding a perfect analogy in the situation of the geometrical characters in Flatland, Professor Rucker continues the adventures of the two-dimensional world visited by a three-dimensional being to expl
The fourth dimension : toward a geometry of higher reality by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in English and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In text, pictures, and puzzles, the author immerses his readers in an amazing exploration of a mysterious realm -- a realm once seen only by mystics, physicists, and mathematicians
Gnarl! : stories by Rudy v. B Rucker( )

8 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hacker and the ants by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A household robot releases viruses--the ants--into the global TV system, causing it to crash. Now it's up to Jerzy Rugby, its creator, to neutralize the viruses which are mutating at a rapid rate and developing robots of their own. By the author of the Hollow Earth
Spaceland by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silicon Valley researcher Joe Cube recieves an offer from Momo, a woman from the All, a world of four spacial dimensions
Master of space and time by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

19 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 Rucker- two-time winner of the Philip K. Dick Award- takes 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
Postsingular by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a bizarre scheme on the part of a ruthless computer billionaire and a wacky U.S. president to radically alter the world through sentient nanotechnology goes awry, mysterious giant humanoids from another quantum universe arrive on Earth with plans to tidy up humankind's mess
Like a passing river by Roy Whelden( )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mathematicians in love by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Friends Bela and Paul, two young mathematicians in love with the same woman, Bela's girlfriend Alma, embark on a reality-changing competition to see who gets the girl, unleashing a nightmarish and unexpected future in the process
The lifebox, the seashell, and the soul : what gnarly computation taught me about ultimate reality, the meaning of life, and how to be happy by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the twenty-first century, we no longer think of reality as particles and force fields. Instead, scientists and philosophers view the world as a sea of computation. The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul explains and expends upon this new way to understand nature, society, and the mind." "In Lifebox, Rudy Rucker uses whimsical drawings, fables, and humor to demonstrate that everything is a computation - that thoughts, computations, and physical processes are all the same. He discusses the linguistic and computational advances that make this kind of "digital philosophy" possible, and explains how, like every great new principle, the computational worldview contains the seeds of a next step"--Jacket
Frek and the elixir by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the year 3003, Frek Huggins, the misfit child of dysfunctional parents, is warned by the alien inhabitant of the Anvil, a small flying saucer under his bed, that he is destined to save the world, a role that makes him the target of Gov, absolute ruler of Earth, and forces him and his talking dog, Wow, to seek out his long-lost father
As above, so below : a novel of Peter Bruegel by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and French and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In sixteen chapters, each headed by a reproduction of one of the famous works, Rucker brings Bruegel's painter's progress and his colorful world to vibrant life, doing for Bruegel what the bestselling Girl with a Pearl did for Vermeer. We follow the artist from the winding streets of Antwerp and Brussels to the glowing skies and decaying monuments of Rome."--Jacket
Fourfield : computers, art & the 4th dimension by Tony Robbin( Book )

6 editions published in 1992 in English and French and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although a fascination with the fourth dimension and the search for ways of depicting it have engaged artists for more than a century, only the computer makes such depiction truly possible. Using the computer as a tool, painter and sculptor Tony Robbin has devoted his life as an artist to this quest. Fourfield is both a record of that quest and an eloquent testament to the value of its fulfillment. The understanding and appreciation of space as presented in works of art have changed over the centuries, and Robbin suggests that the time is ripe for our perception of space to undergo another radical shift. He makes clear that "seeing" space in three dimensions is merely a culturally based assumption, no more and no less valid than apprehending space in any other way. This realization frees us to understand space much as a computer might--as fluid, ever changing, and dynamic. It has also freed Robbin to create exhilarating and amazing works, derived from his original blending of art, science, and mathematics. Fourfield is a firsthand account of the artist's visual, intellectual, and philosophical evolution, which has taken him from paintings in a traditional two-dimensional format to those in which rods extending from the canvas and the shadows they produce present a visual experience of four dimensions. Most recently, Robbin has created sculpture that incorporates quasicrystals ("crystals" made up of nonrepeating patterns) and whose appearance varies with the viewer's position and the orientation of light. This experimentation is suggesting startling new directions in architecture as well. To assist the reader in comprehending this seemingly magical world, Fourfield comes with an image of a pattern of four-dimensional cubes, known as hypercubes, and special glasses through which to view it. Also included is an order form for a diskette containing a number of the computer programs developed by Robbin as he explored the world of computers and art. Written with a voice of eloquence and clarity for anyone interested in art, science, mathematics, computers, or philosophy, Fourfield is, however, not for the timid. Just as Douglas Hofstadter's Godel, Escher, Bach and Robert Pirsig's Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance altered their readers' perceptions, readers of Fourfield will find their way of seeing the world changed forever
Software engineering and computer games by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

22 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and Japanese and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book solves the dilemma of wanting to learn Windows-based sorfware engineering without knowing Windows programming. The basics in Windows programming are explained alongside ideas of object-oriented sortware engineering. (Midwest)
Mad professor : the uncollected short stories by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Much cyberpunk SF is grimly noir in depicting future-shocked people trapped by their limitations, but in this collection of 19 laid-back yarns, Rucker finds human dilemmas much too important to take seriously. "Jenna and Me," for example, co-written with his son Rudy Rucker Jr., shows President Bush's daughter brain-wiped by agents of the "conspiracy elite," but eventually becoming the unwitting focus for an alien invasion that may remake humanity for the better
Million mile road trip : a novel by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

8 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a seemingly-innocent trumpet solo somehow opens a transdimensional connection to Mappyworld, a parallel universe containing a single, endless plain divided by ridges into basin-like worlds, three California teens find themselves taken on a million mile road trip across a landscape of alien civilizations in a beat-up, purple 80s wagon . . . with a dark-energy motor, graphene tires and quantum shocks, of course. Their goal? To stop carnivorous flying saucers from invading Earth. And, just maybe, to find love along the way. Million Mile Road Trip is a phantasmagoric roller-coaster ride--mind warpingly smart and wildly funny, with a warmly beating heart
The hollow earth : the narrative of Mason Algiers Reynolds of Virginia by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )

8 editions published between 1989 and 2018 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rucker's novel of an adventure by Edgar Allan Poe purports to be a transcript of an 1849 unpublished manuscript in the University of Virginia Library
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Geometry, relativity, and the fourth dimension
Mind tools : the five levels of mathematical realitySeek! : selected nonfictionGeometry, relativity, and the fourth dimensionGnarl! : storiesThe hacker and the antsSpacelandMaster of space and timePostsingular
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