Monday, March 22, 2010

Happy birthday, Rudy Rucker

Today is the birthday of mathematician and sf author, Rudy Rucker. In addition to non-fiction books like Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension (1977) and Infinity and the Mind (1982), he wrote his Transrealist novel, White Light (1980).

This was followed by his sf novels comprising The Ware Tetralogy (1982-2000). He's written many other momorable novels, like the steampunkish The Hollow Earth (1990), Frek and the Elixir (2004), Postsingular (2007) and its sequel Hylozoic (2009).

And if that weren't enough, he publishes the free sf webzine, FLURB. So happy birthday to one gnarly dude.


This is probably going to be the last birthday tribute I write. I've been reminded that some people don't like being reminded of their age. I started writing these because it seems slightly ghoulish to me the way people wait until someone is dead to celebrate their life and work. So please appreciate your favorite authors while they're still around.

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