Rudy Rucker is an American mathematician, computer scientist, science fiction author, and one of the founders of the cyberpunk literary movement. The author of both fiction and non-fiction, he is best known for the novels in the Ware Tetralogy, the first two of which (Software and Wetware) both won Philip K. Dick Awards. Today he tells us about his Six Books
1. What book are you currently reading?
2. What upcoming book are you really excited about?
3. Is there a book you're currently itching to re-read?
4. How about a book you've changed your mind about over time—either positively or negatively?
5. What's one book, which you read as a child or young adult, that has had a lasting influence on your writing?
6. And speaking of that, what's your latest book, and why is it awesome?Juicy Ghosts. It’s a wild ride, with an insane, evil President and a pandemic. Hip, dark, funny. Features commercial telepathy, and immortality as a digital soul that is linked to a living body: a juicy ghost! I got started on this book when you-know-who started saying he wanted to be a three-term President. That pushed me over the edge. So I wrote a story about assassinating someone like him. And the novel grew out of that. Perhaps unsurprisingly, I was unable to land a mainstream publisher this time around. I raised money with a Kickstarter and published it via my own Transreal Books. It could be my best book to date—with romance, tragedy, metaphysics, gnarly science, and lots of women point-of-view characters.
Thank you, Rudy!
POSTED BY: Paul Weimer. Ubiquitous in Shadow, but I’m just this guy, you know? @princejvstin.