Books by Rudy Rucker

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Books are listed from newest to oldest. About forty of them. Books edited, multimedia, and computer software appear at the bottom of this page.

Million Mile Road Trip, Night Shade Books, 2019. Million Mile Road Trip page.

Return to the Hollow Earth, Transreal Books, 2018. Hollow Earth page.

Transreal Cyberpunk, 9 Stories with Bruce Sterling, Transreal Books 2016. Transreal Cyberpunk page.

Journals 1990-2014, Transreal Books 2015. Journals page.

All The Visions, memoir/novel. 2nd ed.,Transreal Books 2014. 1st ed., Ocean View Books, 1991. All The Visions page.

Transreal Trilogy, omnibus of Secret of Life, White Light, and Saucer Wisdom. Transreal Books 2014. Transreal Trilogy page.

The Big Aha, SF novel. Transreal Books 2013, Night Shade 2019. The Big Aha page.

Turing & Burroughs, SF novel. Transreal Books 2012, Night Shade 2019. Turing & Burroughs page.

Collected Essays. Transreal Books , 2012.

Complete Stories. Transreal Books, 2012.

Better Worlds, Art book of Rucker's paintings. Transreal Books 2013. (Updated annually.) Better Worlds page.

Surfing the Gnarl, Chapbook with interview. 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, 2011 & 2019, Transreal Books, 2016. 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, Stories, Thunder's Mouth Press, 2007. Amazon page. (These stories also appear in Complete Stories.)

Mathematicians in Love, SF novel, Tor Books, 2006, Transreal Books 2016, Night Shade 2019. Mathematicians in Love page.

The Lifebox, the Seashell, and the Soul, Nonfiction, Basic Books, 2005, Transreal Books, 2016. Lifebox page.

Frek and the Elixir, SF 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!, Stories, Four Walls Eight Windows, 2000. Amazon page. (These stories also appear in Complete Stories.)

Saucer Wisdom, Novel, Tor Books, 1999. Transreal Books, 2016, Night Shade 2019. Saucer Wisdom page.

Seek!, Essays, Four Walls Eight Windows, 1999. Amazon page. (These essays also appear in Collected Essays.)

The Hacker and the Ants, Novel, !st ed., Avon Books 1994, 2nd ed., Four Walls Eight Windows 2003. Amazon page.

Transreal!, Poetry, fiction and nonfiction collection, WCS Books 1991.  (Most of the material appears in Complete Stories and Collected Essays).

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

Mind Tools, Nonfiction, Houghton Mifflin 1987. Dover 2013. Amazon page.

The Secret of Life, SF novel, Bluejay Books 1985. Electric Story. Reprinted in Transreal Trilogy, 2014. Transreal Books, 2016. Night Shade Books, 2019, Secret of Life page.

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

The Fourth Dimension, Nonfiction, Houghton Mifflin 1984. Dover 2014. Amazon page.

The Sex Sphere, SF novel, Ace Books 1983. Ereads 2009. Open Road Media 2014. Transreal Books, 2016. Night Shade Books, 2019. Sex Sphere page.

The Fifty-Seventh Franz Kafka, Stories, Ace Books 1983. (All these stories appear in Complete Stories.)

Software, SF 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, SF novel, Ace Books 1980, Wired Books 1997, Four Walls Eight Windows 2001. Transreal Books, 2016, Night Shade 2019. White Light page.

Spacetime Donuts, SF novel, Ace Books 1981. Ereads 2009, Open Road Media 2014. Transreal Books, 2016. Night Shade Books, 2019, Spacetime Donuts page.

Geometry, Relativity and the Fourth Dimension, Nonfiction, Dover 1977. Amazon page.

Editing Projects

Be Not Content, by William J. Craddock. Novel of the psychedelic revolution, originally published 1970. Republished by Transreal Books, with an intro by Rudy. Blog post about the book.

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..

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. Rudy Rucker's YouTube channel, 2014.

Chaos.  VHS video, Media Magic, 1990.

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

Also see Rudy Rucker's Podcasts.

Other videos are available on Rudy Rucker's YouTube channel.


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.

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. Rewritten as the WebCA browser app by John Walker in 2017.

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

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.)