The book is Rucker's denoucement of monoculture, a perfect statement for our day and age.
Rudy Rucker has created an astonishingly creative story by mixing well-drawn comedy and drama with the latest knowledge in biotech, computing, and quantum physics.
I think this book is meant to appeal to the young adult market, but it's equally fun for adults.
A thousand years hence, invading evil space worms, ubiquitously presenting themselves as the "Gov," have caused our biosphere to collapse and have destroyed the DNA records of... Read morePublished on November 14, 2010 by Reader
maybe it's the name "rudy rucker" which makes people want to read his novels. i mean, i've read three of his novels now, and each one i thought was childish and just plain awful. Read morePublished on September 16, 2009 by D. Gardner
I fell in love with Rucker's work after reading Spaceland, and Frek and the Elixir proved to be yet another science and literary masterpiece. Read morePublished on January 16, 2007 by A. Richardson
This book is simply one of the best science fiction titles to be written. The main character is young, true, but this is soon forgotten in the complex, intriguing, and yes,... Read morePublished on December 1, 2005 by Jonathan Strange
This book locks you in from the first paragraph, which is a difficult feat for most sci-fi books, which tend to take a chapter or so to get you "into" the alternate universe. Read morePublished on March 23, 2005 by Ramona Boersma