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Title:
Seek! : selected nonfiction
Author:
Rucker, Rudy v. B. (Rudy von Bitter), 1946-
Publication Information:
New York : Four Walls Eight Windows, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
364 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781568581330

9781568581385
Format :
Book

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Status
Central Library PS3568.U298 S44 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks
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Summary

Summary

The essays and memoirs collected in Seek! trace Rudy Rucker's trajectory through the final decade of the second millennium. His topics include artificial life, chaos, the big bang, Pieter Brueghel, the church of the subgenius, live sex, mathematics, science fiction, and TV evangelism. A computer scientist and programmer, Rucker is an articulate, engaging guide to the world on either side of the computer screen.


Author Notes

The author of 13 works of fiction and four nonfiction books, Rudy Rucker is a professor of computer science at San Jose State University. He lives in the Silicon Valley.


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Library Journal Review

Sf novelist Rucker (Freeware) is also a professor of computer science at San Jose State University, CA, and an industrial-strength programmer. In this collection of his nonfiction, Rucker ruminates on a variety of topics, mostly digital. His thoughts range from Silicon Valley where he has lived since 1946 to hacking, cyberpunking, the ghost of Philip K. Dick, and art in Amsterdam. You don't have to install anything other than your own mindÄand the effect will be longer-lasting than most net-related IPOs. A very good book, for all libraries. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


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