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Collected Essays

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“Collected Essays” includes a lifetime's worth of thought: The nonfiction pieces from Rucker’s collections, “Transreal!” (1991) and “Seek!” (1999) plus many newer essays as well. The book includes some sixty essays with a hundred illustrations. The essays fall into seven parts: (1) “The Art of Writing.” Manifestos and talks about writing science-fiction. (2) “Silicon Valley.” Cool scenes Rucker witnessed as he rode the Silicon Valley computer wave for over twenty years, starting in 1986. (3) “Weird Screens.” Graphical programs that have obsessed Rucker—cellular automata, artificial life, fractals, space curves, and virtual reality. (4) “Futurology.” Playful raps and speculations about the coming times. (5) “The Philosophy of Computation.” Where does it end? Immortality, artificial intelligence, and the birth of a universal mind? (6) “Personal Stories.” Stories... More > Rucker tells to friends. (7) “Mentors.” Appreciations of the great minds and wild freaks who led Rucker along his path.< Less
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ISBN
9780984758524
Edition
First Edition
Published
August 8, 2012
Language
English
File Format
ePub
File Size
11.16 MB

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