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

Works: 152 works in 453 publications in 4 languages and 16,678 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Interviews  Biography 
Roles: Narrator, Editor
Classifications: PS3568.U298, 813.54
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Publications about Rudy v. B Rucker
Publications by Rudy v. B Rucker
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 )
42 editions published between 1982 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,805 libraries worldwide
Publisher description: In Infinity and the Mind, Rudy Rucker leads an excursion to that stretch of the universe he calls the "Mindscape," where he explores infinity in all its forms: potential and actual, mathematical and physical, theological and mundane. Rucker acquaints us with Godel's rotating universe, in which it is theoretically possible to travel into the past, and explains an interpretation of quantum mechanics in which billions of parallel worlds are produced every microsecond. It is in the realm of infinity, he maintains, that mathematics, science, and logic merge with the fantastic. By closely examining the paradoxes that arise from this merging, we can learn a great deal about the human mind, its powers, and its limitations. Using cartoons, puzzles, and quotations to enliven his text, Rucker guides us through such topics as the paradoxes of set theory, the possibilities of physical infinities, and the results of Gödel's incompleteness theorems
Mind tools : the five levels of mathematical reality by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
From mathematics and computers to insights into the workings of the human mind, this popular mathematics book reflects the intelligence gathered from the frontiers of mathematical thought. Illuminated by more than 100 drawings, the book explores such concepts as digital versus analog processes, logic as a computing tool, and communication as information transmission. 1987 edition
Geometry, relativity, and the fourth dimension by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,016 libraries worldwide
The fourth dimension : toward a geometry of higher reality by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
13 editions published between 1984 and 1996 in English and held by 1,015 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
Seek! selected nonfiction by Rudy v. B Rucker( file )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 957 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."--BOOK JACKET
Gnarl! stories by Rudy v. B Rucker( file )
5 editions published between 1999 and 2001 in English and held by 698 libraries worldwide
Spaceland by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 602 libraries worldwide
Silicon Valley researcher Joe Cube recieves an offer from Momo, a woman from the All, a world of four spacial dimensions
The hacker and the ants by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
8 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 602 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
Postsingular by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
6 editions published between 2007 and 2013 in English and held by 560 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
Master of space and time by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2005 in English and held by 525 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
As above, so below : a novel of Peter Bruegel by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 488 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
Frek and the elixir by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 486 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
Mathematicians in love by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 448 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 )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 414 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"--BOOK JACKET
Fourfield : computers, art & the 4th dimension by Tony Robbin( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and French and held by 383 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
Hylozoic by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 375 libraries worldwide
The small bunch of Founders, including young newlyweds Thuy, a hypertext novelist, and Jayjay, a gamer and brain-enhancement addict, are living a popular, live-action media life. But now alien races that have already gone through this transformation notice Earth for the first time, and begin to arrive to exploit both the new environment and any available humans. Someone has to save humanity from the alien invasions, and it might as well be reality media stars Thuy and Jayjay
Mad professor : the uncollected short stories by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 341 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
The hollow earth : the narrative of Mason Algiers Reynolds of Virginia by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
5 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 328 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
Mondo 2000 : a user's guide to the new edge by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and German and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Freeware by Rudy v. B Rucker( Book )
4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 278 libraries worldwide
An adventure story in a world populated by humans and so-called moldies, people made of plastic who don't need to eat or sleep. But they do engage in sex and the protagonist is a man who sleeps with them to abduct them for a project on the Moon
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Alternative Names
Bitter Rucker, Rudolf von
Bitter Rucker, Rudolf von 1946- Wirklicher Name
Bitter Rucker, Rudy von
Rubber Tire.
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Von Bitter Rucker, Rudolf
ラッカー, ラディー
ラッカー, ルディー
ラッカー, ルドルフ・V. B
English (176)
German (2)
Italian (1)
French (1)
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