Transreal Books. A new line of ebook and paperback titles. All of our ebooks are unlocked, non-DRM editions, distributed via Amazon Kindle, Barnes & Noble NOOK --- and by direct download of EPUB and MOBI files from Transreal Books. Brought to you by Rudy Rucker.

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The Big Aha

Biotech has replaced machines. Qrude artist Zad Plant works with living paint. Career’s on the skids, wife Jane threw him out. Enter qwet—it’s quantum wetware! Qwet makes you high and gives you telepathy. A loofy psychedelic revolution begins. Oh-oh! Mouths in midair, eating people! Zad and Jane travel through a wormhole. And meet the aliens. Stranger than you ever imagined. What is the Big Aha? A wild romp through the near future.

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Hardback The Big Aha (Less than $27, Color illustrated)

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Paperback The Big Aha (Less than $15.95, Illustrated)

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Ebook The Big Aha:

$5.95 Amazon Kindle
$5.95 Barnes & Noble NOOK
Two formats for one price:
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$8.95 Special Discount Offer! --- The Big Aha and Notes for The Big Aha package. Contains both titles in both Kindle & EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.

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[Paperback and hardback print editions are available to retailers via Ingram.]

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.

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Hardback Notes For The Big Aha (Less than $35, Color illustrated)

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Paperback Notes For The Big Aha (Less than $16)

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Ebook Notes for The Big Aha:

$5.95 Amazon Kindle

Two formats for one price:
$5.95 Kindle and EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.

$8.95 Special Discount Offer! --- The Big Aha and Notes for The Big Aha package. Contains both titles in both Kindle & EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.

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[Hardback print edition available to retailers via Ingram.]

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.

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Ebook:
$5.95 Amazon Kindle
$5.95 Barnes & Noble NOOK (EPUB format)
Both formats for one price:
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Paperback (Less than $16):
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(Paperback print edition available to retailers via Ingram.)

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.


Ebook:
$6.95 Amazon Kindle
$6.95 Barnes & Noble NOOK (EPUB format)
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$6.95 Kindle and EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.


Paperback:
Less than $16.00 Order paperback via Amazon

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.

Enjoy a free preview of the entire Complete Stories online.


Buy as one Ebook including the second edition of Volumes One and Two. The ebook has been updated to a 2013 edition, including four new stories from 2012-2013.
$5.95
Amazon Kindle
$5.95 Barnes & Noble NOOK (EPUB format)
Both formats for one price
$5.95 Kindle and EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.


Buy as Paperback in Two Volumes. This is the still the 2012 first edition, but will be updated to the second edition in Fall, 2013..
Less than $18.00 per volume via Amazon:
Collected Stories, Vol I, 1976-1995, paperback.
Collected Stories, Vol II, 1996-2011, paperback.

(Available to retailers via Lightning / Ingram wholesale.)

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.

Enjoy a free preview of the entire Collected Essays online.


Ebook:
$5.95 Amazon Kindle
$5.95 Barnes & Noble NOOK (EPUB format)
Both formats for one price:
$5.95 Kindle and EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.

Better Worlds

One hundred and four fantastical paintings by science fiction master Rudy Rucker, including his commentaries on them. Rudy took up painting in 1999, when he was writing a novel about the Flemish old master, Peter Bruegel. The paintings are colorful and surreal, many with connections to Rudy's science-fiction novels. This is the January, 2014 version. (We are not maintaining an ebook edition, as you can see the paintings and notes online for free at Rudy's Paintings page.)

Paperback:
Less than $25 via 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.


Ebook:
$4.95 Amazon Kindle
$4.95 Barnes & Noble NOOK
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$4.95 Kindle and EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.

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!
(You can see preliminary draft sections here.)


Ebook:
$1.95 Amazon Kindle
$1.95 Barnes & Noble NOOK (EPUB format)
Both formats for one price:
$1.95 Kindle and EPUB formats. Direct from Transreal Books.



Forthcoming Titles from Transreal Books:

More books by Rudy Rucker...

* All the Visions — Kerouac-style memoir from the early 1980s.
* Three Transreal SF Novels: White Light, The Secret of Life, and Saucer Wisdom.
* Journals 1990 - 2013.
* A Writer's Toolkit — Advice on writing.


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