Well, we've got bad news and we've got good news.
That bad news is that "A Dream of Flatland," an excerpt from Rudy Rucker's novel Spaceland, is no longer available on The Infinite Matrix website.
The good news is that Spaceland will be published in June by Tor Books. At that time it will be available from fine bookstores (and I hope a few seedy ones) in cyberspace and meatspace alike.
We'll leave the illustration up because it's so cool.
Now, go forth and order Rudy's book.
Rudy Rucker is a
mathematician and computer scientist, core c-punk, and prolific writer of
fiction, fact, and areas less easily categorized. His fiction has a true gonzo
vector: he displays a remarkable ability to grab the tail of pretty much any
idea that wanders by, hold on for dear life while it shakes the bejeesus out of
him, and let it go before its spirit is broken. For more about the complexities
of Rudyís work and thought, see Tom Georgouliasís intelligent interview with
Rudy, Keeping It Transreal, in the
excellent frontwheel drive, and Rudyís short,
fascinating autobiographical essay
on his own website.
Rudyís novel Spaceland was inspired by the novel
by Edwin A. Abbott, first published
in 1884. Spaceland tells the story of a Silicon Valley middle manager named Joe
Cube who encounters beings from the fourth dimension.