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Happy 2009!

Happy New Year!

May our minds be like dew drops on the cosmic web,
Each unique,
Each harmoniously vibrating with the others.

I always like to think about the mathematical properties of each new year’s number.
2009 = 49 x 41 = 7^2 x (5^2 + 4^2), where “^2” means squared.

So in plain words:
Two thousand and nine is seven squared times five squared plus four squared.

And now a message from our sponsor…

I got my first printed copies of my new art book, Better Worlds the other day. It looks really nice, better than I expected. You can order your own printed copy for $29.99. I blogged more about this in my “Better Worlds” post a couple of weeks ago.

Onward into the year!

5 Responses to “Happy 2009!”

  1. Narrenschiff Says:

    Happy New Year, one and all. Prime factors? Glad someone else does silly things with the numbers that they happen across. I shall buy your art book after I have bought or scrounged the coffee table I need to put it on. All the best for the coming year!

  2. zigmund Says:

    sorry for mistakes, my english is far(when I was young)
    I whish you a happy new year. I discovered you through “the fourth dimension”
    I should want to know whitch of your books are translated in french.
    Many thanks for your writings ; I feel so sorry because I can’t understand because the language.(I was not able to understand how to e-mail you!…)

  3. Rudy Says:

    Hi Zigmund—just search http://www.amazon.fr for my name.

    The results aren’t entirely reliable though…

    I know Maitre de l’Espace et du Temps is in print, this volume includes some short stories as well.

  4. Keith Edge Says:

    Mr. Rucker, I just found your blog and I really like it (unlike most blogs). I read PostSingular for my Science Fiction course at the University of South Alabama (you may remember communicating via e-mail with my professor, Dr. Christopher Hollingsworth). Let me just say that you are my favorite contemporary SF writer and I have turned on friends to your work (including one friend who is a physicist who is very complimentary of your work…I turned him on to your work due to your mutual math background). Please, stay rad.

  5. Ellen Says:

    Better Worlds really is a nifty little book. I didn’t doubt that the art would be brilliant, but the printing quality is outstanding and I’m enjoying the written blurbs about each painting. Thanks for putting this book together, Rudy!


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