Rudy Rucker

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Rudy Rucker
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Rucker in 2004
Born
Rudolf von Bitter Rucker

(1946-03-22) March 22, 1946 (age 75)
NationalityAmerican
Alma materSt. Xavier High School, Swarthmore College, Rutgers University
OccupationAuthor
Known forWare Tetralogy
Spouse(s)
Sylvia Rucker
(m. 1967)
RelativesG. W. F. Hegel
WebsiteRudy Rucker

Rudolf von Bitter Rucker (/ˈrʌkər/; born March 22, 1946) is an American mathematician,[1] computer scientist, science fiction author,[2] 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. Until its closure in 2014 he edited the science fiction webzine Flurb.

Early life[edit]

Rucker was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, son of Embry Cobb Rucker Sr (October 1, 1914 - August 1, 1994), who ran a small furniture-manufacture company and later became an Episcopal priest and community activist, and Marianne (née von Bitter).[3] The Rucker family were of Huguenot descent.[4] Through his mother, he is a great-great-great-grandson of Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel.[5][6][7]

Rucker attended St. Xavier High School before earning a B.A. in mathematics from Swarthmore College (1967) and M.S. (1969) and Ph.D. (1973) degrees in mathematics from Rutgers University.[8]

Career[edit]

Rucker taught mathematics at the State University of New York at Geneseo from 1972 to 1978. Although he was liked by his students and "published a book [Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension] and several papers," several colleagues took umbrage at his long hair and convivial relationships with English and philosophy professors amid looming budget shortfalls; as a result, he failed to attain tenure in the "dysfunctional" department.[9]

Thanks to a grant from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Rucker taught at the Ruprecht Karl University of Heidelberg from 1978 to 1980. He then taught at Randolph-Macon Women's College in Lynchburg, Virginia from 1980 to 1982, before trying his hand as a full-time author for four years.

Inspired by an interview with Stephen Wolfram,[10] Rucker became a computer science professor at San José State University in 1986, from which he retired as professor emeritus in 2004.[11][12]

From 1988 to 1992 he was hired as a programmer of cellular automata by John Walker of Autodesk which inspired his book The Hacker and the Ants.

A mathematician with philosophical interests, he has written The Fourth Dimension and Infinity and the Mind. Princeton University Press published new editions of Infinity and the Mind in 1995 and in 2005, both with new prefaces; the first edition is cited with fair frequency in academic literature.[citation needed]

As his "own alternative to cyberpunk," Rucker developed a writing style he terms transrealism. Transrealism, as outlined in his 1983 essay "The Transrealist Manifesto", is science fiction based on the author's own life and immediate perceptions, mixed with fantastic elements that symbolize psychological change. Many of Rucker's novels and short stories apply these ideas. One example of Rucker's transreal works is Saucer Wisdom, a novel in which the main character is abducted by aliens. Rucker and his publisher marketed the book, tongue in cheek, as non-fiction.[citation needed]

His earliest transreal novel, White Light, was written during his time at Heidelberg. This transreal novel is based on his experiences at SUNY Geneseo.

Rucker often uses his novels to explore scientific or mathematical ideas; White Light[13] examines the concept of infinity, while the Ware Tetralogy (written from 1982 through 2000) is in part an explanation of the use of natural selection to develop software (a subject also developed in his The Hacker and the Ants, written in 1994). His novels also put forward a mystical philosophy that Rucker has summarized in an essay titled, with only a bit of irony, "The Central Teachings of Mysticism" (included in Seek!, 1999).[14]

His non-fiction book, The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul: What Gnarly Computation Taught Me About Ultimate Reality, the Meaning Of Life, and How To Be Happy summarizes the various philosophies he's believed over the years and ends with the tentative conclusion that we might profitably view the world as made of computations, with the final remark, "perhaps this universe is perfect."[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

Rucker was the roommate of Kenneth Turan during his freshman year at Swarthmore College.[15] In 1967, Rucker married Sylvia Rucker.[16] Together they have three children.[17] On July 1, 2008, Rucker suffered a cerebral hemorrhage. Thinking he may not be around much longer, this prompted him to write Nested Scrolls, his autobiography.[18]

Rucker resided in Highland Park, New Jersey during his graduate studies at Rutgers University.[19]

Bibliography[edit]

Novels[edit]

The Ware Tetralogy[20]

Transreal Trilogy[21][Notes 1]

  • The Secret of Life (1985)
  • White Light (1980)
  • Saucer Wisdom (1999) novel marketed as non-fiction

Transreal novels[22]

Other novels

Short fiction[edit]

Collections

  • The Fifty-Seventh Franz Kafka (1983)
  • Transreal!, includes poetry and non-fiction essays (1991)
  • Gnarl! (2000), complete short stories
  • Mad Professor (2006)
  • Surfing the Gnarl (2012), includes an essay and interview with the author
  • Complete Stories (2012)
  • Transreal Cyberpunk, with Bruce Sterling (2016)

Stories (by date of composition)

Written Title Published First published Notes
1976 (Spring) Jumpin’ Jack Flash 1983-01 The 57th Franz Kafka, Ace Books, January 1983[23]
1977 Enlightenment Rabies 1987-11 New Pathways, November 1987[24]
1979 (Spring) Schrödinger’s Cat 1981-03-30 Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, March 30, 1981[25]
1979 (Summer) Sufferin’ Succotash 1983-01 The 57th Franz Kafka, Ace Books, January 1983[26]
1979 (Fall) A New Golden Age 1981 (Summer) The Randolph-Macon Woman’s College Alumnae Bulletin, Summer 1981[27]
1979 (Fall) Faraway Eyes 1980-09 Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, September 1980[28]
1980 (Spring) The 57th Franz Kafka 1982 The Little Magazine, 1982[29]
1980 (Spring) The Indian Rope Trick Explained 1983-01 The 57th Franz Kafka, Ace Books, January 1983[30]
1980 (Spring) A New Experiment With Time 1982 (Spring) Sphinx, Spring 1982[31]
1980 (Spring) The Man Who Ate Himself 1982-12 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1982[32]
1980 (Summer) Tales of Houdini 1981-09 Elsewhere, Ace Books, September 1981[33]
1980 (Fall) The Facts of Life 1983-12 The 57th Franz Kafka, Ace Books, January 1983[34]
1981 (Spring) Buzz 1981-12 New Blood, December 1981[35]
1981 (Spring) The Last Einstein-Rosen Bridge 1983-01 The 57th Franz Kafka, Ace Books, January 1983[36]
1981 (Summer) Pac-Man 1982-06 Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 1982[37] Originally published as “Peg-Man”.
1981 (Fall) Pi in the Sky 1983-01 The 57th Franz Kafka, Ace Books, January 1983[38]
1981 (Summer) Wishloop 1988-12 San Jose State University Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Newsletter, December 1988
1982 (Spring) Inertia 1983-01 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, January 1983[39]
1982 (Spring) Bringing in the Sheaves 1987-11 Asimov’s Science Fiction, November 1987[40] Slightly altered third chapter of Twinks (an unfinished science fiction novel that the author describes as “a punk post-WWIII book with radiation mutants”).[41]
1982 (Spring) The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics 1982-07 New Blood, July 1982[42]
1982 (Summer) Message Found in a Copy of Flatland 1983-01 The 57th Franz Kafka, Ace Books, January 1983[43]
1982-11 Plastic Letters 1987 Live From the Stagger Café, Summer 1987[44]
1983 Monument to the Third International 1984-12 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, December 1984[45]
1984 (Fall) Rapture in Space 1989 Semiotext[e] SF, Autonomedia, 1989[46]
1985 Storming the Cosmos 1985-12 Asimov’s Science Fiction, Mid-December 1985[47] Written with Bruce Sterling.
1985 In Frozen Time 1986-08 Afterlives, Vintage Books, August 1986[48]
1985 Soft Death 1986-09 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1986[49]
1986 (Summer) Inside Out 1987 Synergy, Volume 1, HBJ Books, 1987[50]
1986-1987 Instability 1988-09 The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, September 1988[51] Written with Paul Di Filippo.
1987 (Spring) The Man Who Was a Cosmic String 1987-11 The Universe, November 1987[52]
1987 Probability Pipeline 1988 Synergy, Volume 2, HBJ Books, 1988[53] Written with Marc Laidlaw.
1987 As Above, So Below 1989-11 The Microverse, Bantam Books, November 1989[54]
1988 Chaos Surfari 1989-03 Interzone, March/April 1989[55] Written with Marc Laidlaw.
1992 Big Jelly 1994-11 Asimov’s Science Fiction, November 1994[56] Written with Bruce Sterling.
1993 Easy As Pie 1993-11 Christmas Forever, Tor Books, November 1993[57]
1995 The Andy Warhol Sandcandle 2000-04 Gnarl!, Four Walls Eight Windows, April 2000[58] Written with Marc Laidlaw.
1996-01 Cobb Wakes Up 2006-03 Other, March 2006[59]
1999 The Square Root of Pythagoras 1999-11 Science Fiction Age, November 1999[60] Written with Paul Di Filippo.
2000-07-18 Pockets 2001-12 Redshift, Roc Books, December 2001[61] Written with John Shirley.
2000-08-25 - 2001-03-05 A Dream of Flatland 2002-02-18 Infinite Matrix, 18 February 2002[62][63] Fifth chapter of Spaceland.
2001-12-29 Junk DNA 2003-01 Asimov’s Science Fiction, January 2003[64] Written with Bruce Sterling.
2002-01-22 The Use of the Ellipse the Catalog the Meter & the Vibrating Plane 2002 Horror Garage, 2002[65]
2002-06-15 Jenna and Me 2003-02-11 Infinite Matrix, 11 February 2003[66] Written with Rudy Rucker Jr.
2003 (Fall) Six Thought Experiments Concerning the Nature of Computation 2005-10 The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul, Thunder’s Mouth Press, October 2005[67] The story appears divided in 6 parts, each being a short-short story to introduce each of the six chapters in The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul.
2004-04-09 Guadalupe and Hieronymus Bosch 2005-10 Interzone, October 2005[68]
2004-06-13 MS Found in a Minidrive 2006-05 Poe’s Lighthouse, Cemetery Dance Publications, May 2006[69]
2004-05-06 The Men in the Back Room at the Country Club 2005-12-30 Infinite Matrix, 30 December 2005[70]
2005-09-19 Chu and the Nants 2006-06 Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2006[71] Second chapter of Postsingular.
2005-12-06 Panpsychism Proved 2006-01-26 Nature, 26 January 2006[72][73]
2005-12-06 Postsingular 2006-09 Asimov’s Science Fiction, June 2006[74] Third and fourth chapters of Postsingular.
2006-03-25 Elves of the Subdimensions 2006-08-29 Flurb, Fall 2006[75] Written with Paul Di Filippo.
2006-05-01 2+2=5 2006-08 Interzone, August 2006[76] Written with Terry Bisson.
2006-05-22 Visions of the Metanovel 2007 Mad Professor, Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2007[77]
2006 (Fall) The Imitation Game 2008-04 Interzone, April 2008[78] First chapter of Turing and Burroughs.
2006-12 The Third Bomb 2006-12-19 Flurb, Winter 2006[79]
2007-03 Hormiga Canyon 2007-08 Asimov’s Science Fiction, August 2007[80] Written with Bruce Sterling.
2007-05-25 Postsingular Outtakes 2007-04-23 Flurb, Spring–Summer 2007[81] Outtakes drawn from the author’s working notes for Postsingular.[82]
2007-05 The Perfect Wave 2008-01 Asimov’s Science Fiction, January 2008[83] Written with Marc Laidlaw.
2007-09-11 Hieronymus Bosch’s Apprentice 2007-09-19 Flurb, Fall–Winter 2007[84] Fifth chapter of Hylozoic.
2008-03 Tangier Routines 2008-03-31 Flurb, Spring–Summer 2008[85]
2008-05 Message Found In A Gravity Wave 2008-08 Nature Physics, August 2008[86][87]
2008-07 Qlone 2008-09-16 Flurb, Fall–Winter 2008[88]
2008-10 Colliding Branes 2009-02 Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 2009[89] Written with Bruce Sterling.
2008-12 Jack and the Aktuals, or, Physical Applications of Transfinite Set Theory 2008-10-09 Tor.com, 9 October 2009[90]
2009-01 All Hangy 2009-03-03 Flurb, Spring–Summer 2009[91] Written with John Shirley.
2009-03 To See Infinity Bare 2011-03 Postscripts, March 2011[92] Written with Paul Di Filippo.
2009-08 Bad Ideas 2009-09-08 Flurb, Fall–Winter 2009[93]
2009-11-03 Val and Me 2010-03-08 Flurb, Spring–Summer 2010[94] First, second and third chapter of Jim and the Flims.
2010-06 Good Night, Moon 2010-10-13 Tor.com, 13 October 2010[95] Written with Bruce Sterling.
2010-07 The Fnoor Hen 2011-04 Asimov’s Science Fiction, April/May 2011[96]
2010-08-10 The Skug 2010-08-31 Flurb, Fall–Winter 2010[97] Second chapter of Turing & Burroughs.
2010-09 Fjaerland 2011-09-06 Flurb, Fall–Winter 2011[98] Written with Paul DiFilippo.
2010-09 Hive Mind Man 2012-02 Asimov’s Science Fiction, February 2012[99] Written with Eileen Gunn.
2011-01-01 Dispatches from Interzone 2011-03-22 Flurb, Spring–Summer 2011[100] Eighth chapter of Turing & Burroughs.
2011-03 My Office Mate 2011-07 Communications of the ACM, July 2011[101]
2011-12 Loco 2012-06-20 Tor.com, 20 June 2012[102] Written with Bruce Sterling.
2012-02-15 Jane and the Roadspider 2012-03-23 Flurb, Spring 2012[103] Second chapter of The Big Aha.
2012-07 I Arise Again 2013-01 Communications of the ACM, January 2013[104] Originally published as “Share My Enlightenment” and it slightly differs from the version that appears in the Complete Stories under the title “I Arise Again”.
2012-10 Yubba Vines 2013-07 Asimov’s Science Fiction, July 2013[105] Written with Paul Di Filippo.
2012-10 Quantum Telepathy 2014-09 Hieroglyph, William Morrow, September 2014[106] First and third chapters of The Big Aha.
2013-03 Apricot Lane 2013-05 An Aura of Familiarity, Institute for the Future, May 2013[107][108]
2014-01 Where the Lost Things Are 2014-11-05 Tor.com, 5 November 2014[109] Written with Terry Bisson.
2014-02 Laser Shades 2014-11 The Superlative Light, Daylight Books, November 2014
2014-05 Attack of the Giant Ants 2014-12-09 Terraform, December 2014[110]
2014-06 – 2014-12 Totem Poles 2016-08-10 Tor.com, 10 August 2016[111] Written with Bruce Sterling.
2014-08 Watergirl 2015-01 Asimov’s Science Fiction, January 2015[112] Written with Marc Laidlaw.
2014-12 The Knobby Giraffe 2016-04 Lightspeed, April 2016[113]
2015-03 – 2015-08 Kraken and Sage 2016-02 Transreal Cyberpunk, Transreal Books, February 2016[114] Written with Bruce Sterling.
2015-06 Like a Sea Cucumber 2015-06-30 Terraform, June 2015[115]
2016-07 Emojis 2018-03 Asimov’s Science Fiction, March 2018[116]
2016-08 – 2016-12 @lantis 2017-07 Asimov’s Science Fiction, July/August 2017[117] Written with Marc Laidlaw.
2016-12 Fat Stream 2017-08-21 Mondo2000.com, 21 August 2017[118]
2017-04 In The Lost City of Leng 2018-01 Asimov’s Science Fiction, January 2018[119] Written with Paul Di Filippo.
According to the Rudy Rucker’s notes from February 15, 2017, the working title was “The Plateau of Leng”.[120]
2018-11 – 2019-01 Surfers at the End of Time 2019-11 Asimov’s Science Fiction, November/December 2019[121] Written with Marc Laidlaw.
2019-01 – 2019-06 Juicy Ghost 2019-06-24 Rudy’s Blog, 24 June 2019[122] Third chapter of Juicy Ghosts.
Reprinted in Big Echo, October 2019.[123]
Rewritten in September 2020 and published in the author’s blog.[124]
The Mean Carrot 2020-03 Big Echo, March 2020[125] First chapter of Juicy Ghosts.
2019-08 – 2020-09 Everything Is Everything 2020-10 Big Echo, October 2020[126]
Mary Mary 2021-03 Asimov’s Science Fiction, March/April 2021[127] Fourth chapter of Juicy Ghosts.
According to the author’s blog post, an early title was “Mary Falls”.[128]
2019-11 – 2020-06 Fibonacci’s Humors 2021-07 Asimov’s Science Fiction, July/August 2021[129] Written with Bruce Sterling.

Non-fiction[edit]

As editor[edit]

  • Speculations on the Fourth Dimension: Selected Writings of Charles H. Hinton, Dover (1980), ISBN 0-486-23916-0
  • Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder, Arbor House (1987)[131]
  • Semiotext(e) SF, Autonomedia (1989) [132]

Critical studies and reviews of Rucker's work[edit]

  • Spinrad, Norman (October–November 2013). "Genre versus literature". On Books. Asimov's Science Fiction. 37 (10–11): 182–191. Review of Turing & Burroughs.

Filmography[edit]

  • As actor-speaker in Manual of Evasion LX94, a 1994 film by Edgar Pêra

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Arranged in the order of the events they describe.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jonas, Gerald (May 4, 1997). "Science Fiction". The New York Times.
  2. ^ Jonas, Gerald (September 12, 2004). "Interstellar Serial Killer". The New York Times.
  3. ^ https://www.washingtonpost.com/archive/local/1994/08/02/obituaries/ded9b5c2-62a4-4f9b-8f00-66419749ed92
  4. ^ http://www.rudyrucker.com/pdf/autobiography2004.pdf
  5. ^ The Sound of Wonder: Interviews from "The Science Fiction Radio Show" vol. 1, Daryl Lane et al, Oryx Press, 1985, p. 169
  6. ^ Other Worlds: Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions, Christopher G. White, Harvard University Press, 2018, p. 290
  7. ^ "Family tree of Rucker's mother's brother, Rudolf von Bitter" (PDF). Rudyrecker.com.
  8. ^ "Rudy Rucker". NNDB.
  9. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 11, 2012). Nested Scrolls: The Autobiography of Rudolf Von Bitter Rucker. Macmillan. ISBN 9780765327536 – via Google Books.
  10. ^ "Rudy Rucker interviews Stephen Wolfram". Retrieved April 8, 2009.
  11. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 20, 2008). "Everything Is Alive". CiteSeerX 10.1.1.92.2841. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  12. ^ "Rudy Rucker". Locus.
  13. ^ Itzkoff, Dave (December 16, 2007). "Across the Universe: Planetary Politics". The New York Times.
  14. ^ "The Central Teachings of Mysticism". October 6, 2012.
  15. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 11, 2012). Nested Scrolls: The Autobiography of Rudolf von Bitter Rucker. New York, NY. ISBN 978-0765327536.
  16. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 11, 2012). Nested Scrolls: The Autobiography of Rudolf von Bitter Rucker. New York, NY. p. 105. ISBN 978-0765327536.
  17. ^ Rucker, Rudy (2015). "Photos for Rudy Rucker, JOURNALS 1990-2014". Rudy Rucker. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
  18. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 11, 2012). Nested Scrolls: The Autobiography of Rudolf von Bitter Rucker. New York, NY. p. 3. ISBN 978-0765327536.
  19. ^ Rucker, Rudy van Bitter. All the visions, p. 102. Ocean View Books, 1991. ISBN 9780938075097. Accessed February 28, 2018. "Audrey and I were newlyweds there in Highland Park, and we used to watch The Newlywed Game on TV every week."
  20. ^ "Wares". Rudyrucker.com.
  21. ^ "Transreal Trilogy". Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  22. ^ Rucker, Rudy (September 2013). "Timeline for My Transreal Novels". Rudy’s Blog. Retrieved June 22, 2021.
  23. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 1983). The 57th Franz Kafka. Ace Books. p. 33. ISBN 0-441-23516-6.
  24. ^ Rucker, Rudy (November 1987). "Enlightenment Rabies". New Pathways (9): 13.
  25. ^ Rucker, Rudy (March 30, 1981). "Schrödinger's Cat". Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact. 101 (4): 70.
  26. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 1983). The 57th Franz Kafka. Ace Books. p. 53. ISBN 0-441-23516-6.
  27. ^ Rucker, Rudy (1981). "A New Golden Age". The Randolph-Macon Woman's College Alumnae Bulletin.
  28. ^ Rucker, Rudy (September 1980). "Faraway Eyes". Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact. 100 (9): 110.
  29. ^ Rucker, Rudy (1982). "The 57th Franz Kafka". The Little Magazine. 13 (3 & 4).
  30. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 1983). The 57th Franz Kafka. Ace Books. p. 88. ISBN 0-441-23516-6.
  31. ^ Rucker, Rudy (1982). "A New Experiment With Time". Sphinx (16).
  32. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 1982). "The Man Who Ate Himself". The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 63 (6): 35–45.
  33. ^ Windling, Terri; Arnold, Mark Alan, eds. (September 1981). Elsewhere. Ace Books. pp. 247–253. ISBN 0-441-20403-1.
  34. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 1983). The 57th Franz Kafka. Ace Books. p. 122. ISBN 0-441-23516-6.
  35. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 1981). "Buzz". New Blood.
  36. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 1983). The 57th Franz Kafka. Ace Books. p. 156. ISBN 0-441-23516-6.
  37. ^ Rucker, Rudy (June 1982). "Peg-Man". Asimov's Science Fiction. 6 (6): 84–93.
  38. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 1983). The 57th Franz Kafka. Ace Books. p. 174. ISBN 0-441-23516-6.
  39. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 1983). "Inertia". The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 64 (1): 66.
  40. ^ Rucker, Rudy (November 1987). "Bringing in the Sheaves". Asimov's Science Fiction. 11 (1): 103–109.
  41. ^ Rucker, Rudy (April 2000). Gnarl!. Four Walls Eight Windows. p. 556. ISBN 1-56858-159-9.
  42. ^ Rucker, Rudy (July 1982). "The Jack Kerouac Disembodied School of Poetics". New Blood.
  43. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 1983). The 57th Franz Kafka. Ace Books. p. 224. ISBN 0-441-23516-6.
  44. ^ Rucker, Rudy (1987). "Plastic Letters". Live from the Stagger Café (5).
  45. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 1984). "Monument to the Third International". The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 67 (6): 8.
  46. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Wilson, Peter Lamborn; Wilson, Robert Anton, eds. (1989). Semiotext[e] SF. Autonomedia. p. 91. ISBN 0-936756-43-8.
  47. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Sterling, Bruce (December 1985). "Storming the Cosmos". Asimov's Science Fiction. 9 (13): 144–182.
  48. ^ Sargent, Pamela; Watson, Ian, eds. (August 1986). Afterlives. Vintage Books. pp. 335–344. ISBN 0-394-72986-2.
  49. ^ Rucker, Rudy (September 1986). "Soft Death". The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 71 (3): 42.
  50. ^ Zebrowski, George, ed. (1987). Synergy, Volume 1. HBJ Books. p. 183. ISBN 0-15-687700-7.
  51. ^ Rucker, Rudy (September 1988). "Instability". The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. 75 (3): 14.
  52. ^ Preiss, Byron; Fraknoi, Andrew, eds. (November 1987). The Universe. Bantam Books. pp. 241–246. ISBN 0-553-05227-6.
  53. ^ Zebrowski, George, ed. (1988). Synergy, Volume 2. HBJ Books. pp. 107–130. ISBN 0-15-687701-5.
  54. ^ Preiss, Byron; Alschuler, William R., eds. (November 1989). The Microverse. Bantam Books. pp. 334–346. ISBN 0-553-05705-7.
  55. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Laidlaw, Marc (March–April 1989). "Chaos Surfari". Interzone (28): 48–57.
  56. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Sterling, Bruce (November 1994). "Big Jelly". Asimov's Science Fiction. 18 (12 & 13): 10–53.
  57. ^ Hartwell, David G., ed. (November 1993). Christmas Forever. Tor Books. pp. 241–250. ISBN 0-312-85576-1.
  58. ^ Rucker, Rudy (April 2000). Gnarl!. Four Walls Eight Windows. pp. 492–523. ISBN 1-56858-159-9.
  59. ^ Rucker, Rudy (March 2006). "Cobb Wakes Up". Other.
  60. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Di Filippo, Paul (November 1999). "The Square Root of Pythagoras". Science Fiction Age. 8 (1): 52–59.
  61. ^ Sarrantonio, Al, ed. (December 2001). Redshift. Roc Books. pp. 357–359. ISBN 0-451-45859-1.
  62. ^ Rucker, Rudy (February 18, 2002). "A Dream of Flatland (Part 1)". The Infinite Matrix. Archived from the original on January 26, 2002. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  63. ^ Rucker, Rudy (February 18, 2002). "A Dream of Flatland (Part 2)". The Infinite Matrix. Archived from the original on February 20, 2002. Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  64. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Sterling, Bruce (January 2003). "Junk DNA". Asimov's Science Fiction. 27 (1): 16.
  65. ^ Rucker, Rudy (2002). "The Use of the Ellipse the Catalog the Meter & the Vibrating Plane". Horror Garage (5): 24.
  66. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Rucker Jr., Rudy (February 11, 2003). "Jenna and Me". The Infinite Matrix. Retrieved July 22, 2021.
  67. ^ Rucker, Rudy (October 2005). The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul. Thunder's Mouth Press. pp. 1–3, 77–79, 145–149, 213–216, 311–313, 383–386. ISBN 1-56025-722-9.
  68. ^ Rucker, Rudy (October 2005). "Guadalupe and Hieronymus Bosch". Interzone (200): 26.
  69. ^ Conlon, Christopher, ed. (May 2006). Poe's Lighthouse. Cementery Dance Publications. p. 277. ISBN 1-58767-128-X.
  70. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 30, 2005). "The Men in the Back Room at the Country Club". The Infinite Matrix. Retrieved July 20, 2021.
  71. ^ Rucker, Rudy (June 2006). "Chu and the Nants". Asimov's Science Fiction. 30 (6): 90–99.
  72. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 26, 2006). "Panpsychism Proved". Nature. 439 (7075): 508. Bibcode:2006Natur.439..508R. doi:10.1038/439508a. S2CID 33335830.
  73. ^ Rucker, Rudy (January 26, 2006). "Panpsychism Proved" (PDF). Nature. 439 (7075): 508. Bibcode:2006Natur.439..508R. doi:10.1038/439508a. S2CID 33335830.
  74. ^ Rucker, Rudy (September 2006). "Postsingular". Asimov's Science Fiction. 30 (9): 106–131.
  75. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Di Filippo, Paul (March 25, 2006). "Elves of the Subdimensions". Flurb (1). Retrieved July 19, 2021.
  76. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Bisson, Terry (August 2006). "2+2=5". Interzone (205): 28.
  77. ^ Rucker, Rudy (2007). Mad Professor. Thunder's Mouth Press. pp. 275–284. ISBN 978-1-56025-974-9.
  78. ^ Rucker, Rudy (April 2008). "The Imitation Game". Interzone (215): 48.
  79. ^ Rucker, Rudy (December 19, 2006). "The Third Bomb". Flurb (2). Retrieved July 18, 2021.
  80. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Sterling, Bruce (August 2007). "Hormiga Canyon". Asimov's Science Fiction. 31 (8): 16–43.
  81. ^ Rucker, Rudy (April 23, 2007). "Postsingular Outtakes". Flurb (3). Retrieved August 28, 2021.
  82. ^ Rucker, Rudy (May 25, 2007). "Postsingular Writing Notes" (PDF).
  83. ^ Rucker, Rudy; Laidlaw, Marc (January 2008). "The Perfect Wave". Asimov's Science Fiction. 32 (1): 18–35.
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