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Mathematicians in Love

A passionate, lively tale. Two young mathematicians compete for the love of two women across space, time and logic—spinning out Dr. Seuss-like mathematical mumbo jumbo along the way. Our hero Bela befriends a giant jellyfish god, wins his true love, and alters reality in a new way. This is the Transreal Books edition of the 2006 book published by Tor Books. More info.

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Mathematicians in Love ($15.00) Amazon.

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Jim and the Flims

A wild romp that recasts the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice in the 21st century surf-punk/slacker world of Santa Cruz and — in the afterworld.  Our hero Jim braves this world of “flims” on a quest to bring his wife back to from the dead. This is the Transreal Books edition of the 201l book published by Night Shade Books. More info.

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Jim and the Flims ($14.00) Amazon.

Ebook Jim and the Flims: ( $3.95) Amazon. — Transreal Books
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The Secret of Life

A coming-of-age science fiction novel of the 60s, blending realism and the fantaistic in a transreal style. The Secret of Life also appears as a part of the paperback and ebook editions of the Transreal Trilogy.

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Transreal Trilogy: The Secret of Life, White Light, and Saucer Wisdom

Transrealism is about transmuting an author's ordinary life into SF. Transreal Trilogy contains three of Rudy Rucker's transreal novels.
* The Secret of Life: A 60s college student learns he’s a saucer alien.
* White Light: A hipster math professor travels to the afterworld.
* Saucer Wisdom: A troubled author tries to write about alien abductions. (With 57 line-drawing illos.) More info.

Hardback Transreal Trilogy (Less than $28.00) Amazon. — Barnes & Noble
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$4.95 Super Discount Offer!Transreal Trilogy and All The Visions package. Contains both titles in both Kindle & EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.

All The Visions

All the Visions is a short autobiographical novel that Rucker wrote In 1983. Wanting to emulate Jack Kerouac's composition of On the Road, he typed All the Visions on an 80-foot scroll of paper instead of using separate sheets. The book describes the adventures of Conrad Bunger: mathematician, writer, seeker, rebel, freak. More info.

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The Big Aha

Biotech has replaced machines. Qrude young artist Zad Plant works with living paint. But Zad’s career is on the skids, and wife Jane has thrown him out. Enter qwet—or quantum wetware. Qwet makes you high—and it gives you telepathy. A cultural evolution begins. But hungry mouths begin popping out of the air and eating people. Zad and Jane travel through a wormhole to confront the aliens. And they meet something stranger than ever imagined.  (With fourteen chapter illustrations.) More info.

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Notes for The Big Aha

As well as documenting two years of writing a novel, Notes for The Big Aha describes the author’s transition to new modes of publishing. Amusing, inspiring, and worldly wise, these writing notes may prove useful and encouraging for your own creative work, not to mention enhancing your appreciation of The Big Aha novel itself. More info.

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Notes For The Big Aha ($35, Color illos). Amazon Barnes & Noble
Paperback Notes For The Big Aha ($16) Amazon.

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Turing & Burroughs: A Beatnik SF Novel

What if Alan Turing, founder of the modern computer age, escaped assassination by the secret service to become the lover of Beat author William Burroughs? What if they mutated into giant shapeshifting slugs, fled the FBI, raised Burroughs’s wife from the dead, and tweaked the H-bombs of Los Alamos? A wild beatnik adventure, compulsively readable, hysterically funny, with insane warps and twists—and a bad attitude throughout. More info.

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Be Not Content, by William J. Craddock

Be Not Content is a coming-of-age novel set in San Jose, California in the early Sixties—describing William Craddock's experiences as a young acidhead.  This is a hip, profound, and wonderfully-written book, a unique chronicle of the earliest days of the great psychedelic upheaval.  Be Not Content is filled with warmth and empathy, tragic at times, and very funny in spots, a wastrel masterpiece where laughter plays counterpoint against the oboes of doom.  A mystical underground masterpiece that's been unobtainable for years.  Brought back to life by Transreal Books via an agreement with Craddock's estate. More info.

Paperback Be Not Content:($16.00) Amazon.

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Complete Stories

All of Rudy Rucker's science-fiction stories, a trove of gnarl and wonder. Available as a single ebook or as a two-volume paperback, Complete Stories includes stories from 1976 through 2011 (and now through 2013 in the ebook edition). All the tales from The 57th Franz Kafka, Transreal, Gnarl!, and Mad Professor... and fifteen new stories. Features collaborations with Bruce Sterling, Marc Laidlaw, Paul Di Filippo, John Shirley, Rudy Rucker Jr., Terry Bisson, and Eileen Gunn. Free web-page version online.

Paperback Complete Stories in two volumes. ($18.00 per volume)
Vol I, 1976-1995, Amazon.Vol II, 1996-2011, Amazon.

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Collected Essays

A lifetime of thought. Collected Essays includes nonfiction pieces from Transreal! (1991) and Seek! (1999), and many newer essays as well. Twice the length of a regular book, Collected Essays includes sixty essays and a hundred illustrations. The book falls into seven parts: (1) "The Art of Writing." Manifestos and talks about writing science-fiction. (2) "Silicon Valley." Cool scenes seem riding the computer wave for twenty years. (3) "Weird Screens." Obsessively beautiful graphics—cellular automata, artificial life, fractals, space curves, and virtual reality. (4) "Futurology." Playful raps and speculations. (5) "The Philosophy of Computation." Digital immortality, artificial intelligence, and the birth of universal mind. (6) "Personal Stories." Reminscences of strange days. (7) "Mentors." Great minds and wild freaks: Kurt Gödel, Martin Gardner, Robert Scheckley, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, Ivan Stang and Stephen Wolfram. Free web-page version online.

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Better Worlds

July, 2014 edition. One hundred and twelve fantastical paintings by science fiction master Rudy Rucker, including his commentaries on them. Rucker took up painting in 1999, when he was writing a novel about the Flemish old master, Peter Bruegel. Rucker's paintings are colorful and surreal, many with connections to his science-fiction novels. The July, 2014, edition includes paintings #1 - #112. More info.

Paperback Better Worlds : ($25) Amazon

The Hollow Earth

The Hollow Earth is a classic work of American steampunk. In 1836, Mason Algiers Reynolds leaves his family's Virginia farm with his father's slave, a dog named Arf, and a mule named Dammit. Branded a murderer, he finds sanctuary with his hero, frustrated genius Edgar Allan Poe, and together they embark on an extraordinary expedition to the South Pole, and the entrance to the Hollow Earth. It is there, at the center of the world, where strange physics, strange people, and stranger creatures abound, that their bizarre adventures truly begin. 1st print edition Avon Books, 1990. 2nd print edition Monkeybrain Books, 2006. Transreal Books ebook, 2012.

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How To Make An Ebook

The tips, gotchas, and secret teachings of the pros. This small guide describes four paths to ebook creation, from the simple to the advanced. Professor Rucker's gleanings and teachings from years of software engineering and months of frenzied ebook programming. Get your distribution paths up to speed!

Ebook How To Make an Ebook
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Future Rucker Titles from Transreal Books

* Journals 1990 - 2014, coming Spring, 2015.
* Mathematicians in Love,
reprint, Winter, 2014.

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