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Rudy Rucker Books

Books are listed from newest to oldest.
Some are available in e-book editions.
See a list of blurbs and review quotes

The Big Aha. Transreal Books 2013. The Big Aha page.

Turing & Burroughs: A Beatnik SF Novel. Transreal Books 2012. Turing & Burroughs page.

Collected Essays. Transreal Books , 2012.

Complete Stories. Transreal Books, 2012.

Better Worlds, Art book of Rucker's paintings. Transreal Books 2012. Amazon Page.

Surfing the Gnarl, Short anthology. PM Press. 2012

Nested Scrolls, Autobiography. PS Publishing 2011, Tor Books, 2011. Nested Scrolls page.

Jim and the Flims, SF/Fantasy novel, Night Shade Books, June, 2011. Jim and the Flims page.

The Ware Tetralogy, Omnibus of Software, Wetware, Freeware and Realware. Prime Books, 2010. Wares page.

Hylozoic, SF novel, Tor Books, 2009. Hylozoic page.

Postsingular, SF novel, Tor Books, 2007.
Postsingular page.

Mad Professor, new stories, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2007. Amazon page.

Mathematicians in Love, novel, Tor Books, 2006. Mathematicians in Love page.

The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul, nonfiction, Basic Books, 2005. Lifebox page.

Frek and the Elixir, novel, Tor Books, 2004. Frek page.

As Above, So Below: A Novel of Peter Bruegel, historical novel, Forge Books, 2002. As Above, So Below page.

Software Engineering and Computer Games, textbook, Addison-Wesley, 2002. Computer Games page.

Spaceland, novel, Tor Books, 2002. Spaceland page.

Gnarl!, collected stories, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. Amazon page.

Saucer Wisdom, novel, Tor Books, 1999. Saucer Wisdom page

Seek!, selected nonfiction, Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999. Amazon page.

The Hacker and the Ants, novel, Avon Books 1994, Four Walls Eight Windows 2003. Amazon page.

Transreal!, poetry, fiction and nonfiction collection, WCS Books 1991.  (Mostly reprinted in Seek! and Gnarl!).

The Hollow Earth, novel, William Morrow & Co. 1990, Avon Books 1992, Monkeybrain Books, 2006. Hollow Earth page.

All the Visions, memoir, Ocean View Books, 1991. Amazon page.

Mind Tools, nonfiction, Houghton Mifflin 1987. Amazon page.

The Secret of Life, novel, Bluejay Books 1985. Electric Story. Amazon page.

Master of Space and Time, novel, Bluejay Books 1984, Baen Books 1985, Thunder's Mouth Press 2005. Amazon page.

The Fourth Dimension, nonfiction, Houghton Mifflin 1984. Amazon page.

The Sex Sphere, novel, Ace Books 1983. Ereads electronic and paperback versions, 2009.

The Fifty-Seventh Franz Kafka, story collection, Ace Books 1983. (All these stories appear in Gnarl!)

Software, novel, Ace Books 1982, Avon Books 1987, Avon Books 1997. Included with Wetware, Freeware and Realware in The Ware Tetralogy, 2010. Wares page.

Infinity and the Mind, nonfiction, Birkhäuser 2982, Bantam 1983, Princeton University Press, 1995, 2004.  Amazon page.

White Light, novel, Ace Books 1980, Wired Books 1997, Four Walls Eight Windows 2001. Amazon page.

Spacetime Donuts, novel, Ace Books 1981. Ereads electronic and paperback versions, 2009.

Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension, nonfiction, Dover 1977.


Information on Ebook Editions

Information on Foreign Editions

Books Edited

MONDO 2000: A User's Guide to the New Edge, edited with Queen Mu and R.U. Sirius. HaperCollins, 1992. (Out of print.)

Semiotex(e) SF, edited with Peter Lamborn Wilson and Robert Anton Wilson. Autonomedia 1989. (In print (?) Contact Autonomedia, 55 S. 11th St., Brooklyn, NY 11211-0568.)

Mathenauts: Tales of Mathematical Wonder. Arbor House, 1987. (Out of print.)

Speculations on the Fourth Dimension: Selected Writings of Charles Howard Hinton. Dover, 1983. (In print (?)).

Audio & Video

Like A Passing River. Spoken word and classical music CD, with Roy Whelden, Karen Clark, and American Baroque. New Albion Records, 1995.

Cellular Automata. VHS video, Media Magic, 1990. (P.O.Box 507, Nicasio, CA 94946; Phone (415)662-2426.)

Chaos.  VHS video, Media Magic, 1990. (P.O.Box 507, Nicasio, CA 94946; Phone (415)662-2426.)

Several other tapes and videos are available from Sound Photosynthesis..

Also see Rudy Rucker's Podcasts.


The Pop Framework. Windows software framework for creating computer games.

CAPOW   Continuous-Valued Cellular Automata.  Windows software for simulating 1D and 2D continuous valued cellular automata, 1994-1998. Written by Rudy Rucker and his students.

HYPERCUBE98. Tumbling Hypercubes.   Windows software for visualizing solid and wireframe four-dimensional hypercubes.   Written by Farideh Dormishian and Rudy Rucker.

BOPPERS.  Artificial Life Laboratory.   First published as Artificial Life Lab, Waite Group, 1993.

DOS Gnarl (Spirograph, Chaotic Vine, Quartic Julia Sets). Three diverse gnarly DOS programs, first published online in HOTWIRED.)

James Gleick's CHAOS: The Software.   Written by James Glieck, Josh Gordon, Rudy Rucker and John Walker. Autodesk, 1990.

CELLAB.  Discrete-Valued Cellular Automata Laboratory.  Originally released as CA Lab: Rudy Rucker's Cellular Automata Laboratory. Written by Rudy Rucker and John Walker. Autodesk 1989.