The hacker and the ants

The hacker and the ants by Rudy Rucker

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Rudy Rucker

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Country: USA Born: 1946-03-22 Biography: Rudy Rucker (real name - Rudolf von Bitter) was born on March 22, 1946 in Loisville (Kentucky). After high school, he was educated at Swarthmore College and Rutgers University, where he majored in mathematical logic. After graduation, from 1972 to 1978, he taught at State University College, which prompted him to write the book "Geometry, Relativity and The Fourth Dimensions", which was published in 1977. As Rücker himself says: “They published mostly dead authors. They didn`t pay me much, but it was enough to throw a good party for my 30th birthday and so my writing career began.

" However, Rucker`s writing career began somewhat earlier, when in 1976 he wrote the science fiction novel Spacetime Donuts. Nobody wanted to print it, but Rucker found a new magazine - "Unearth", where it was taken for publication, dividing it into three parts.

However, the publication of the magazine was discontinued and the third part of the novel did not s...

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Country: USA Born: 1946-03-22 Biography: Rudy Rucker (real name - Rudolf von Bitter) was born on March 22, 1946 in Loisville (Kentucky). After high school, he was educated at Swarthmore College and Rutgers University, where he majored in mathematical logic. After graduation, from 1972 to 1978, he taught at State University College, which prompted him to write the book "Geometry, Relativity and The Fourth Dimensions", which was published in 1977. As Rücker himself says: “They published mostly dead authors. They didn`t pay me much, but it was enough to throw a good party for my 30th birthday and so my writing career began. " However, Rucker`s writing career began somewhat earlier, when in 1976 he wrote the science fiction novel Spacetime Donuts. Nobody wanted to print it, but Rucker found a new magazine - "Unearth", where it was taken for publication, dividing it into three parts. However, the publication of the magazine was discontinued and the third part of the novel did not see the light of day until 1981, when it was published as a book in Rudy Rücker, Ace Books. Wanting to move somewhere from rainy, cold New York, Rucker was delighted to receive a grant from one of the funds founded by the German government and moved with his family to Germany to work at the University of Heidelberg, where he wrote three more science fiction books: Infinity And the Mind ”,“ White Light ”and the novel“ Software ”, which opened a whole cyberpunk tetralogy (however, then Rucker did not even suspect that he would write a sequel) and received the Philip K. Dick Award in 1982. After returning to the USA after some time, Rucker worked for two more years as a teacher, after which he decided to devote all his time to writing. From 1982 to 1986 he wrote six books, one of which, Wetware, also won the Philip K. Dick Award. As a kind of alternative to cyberpunk, Rücker developed his own style, which he called transrealism (transrealism). Rücker outlined the essence of transrealism, as a description of real life in fantastic terms. In fact, at a time when the term cyberpunk had not yet come into use, Rucker tried to give the newborn the name transrealism by publishing an article "The Manifesto of Transrealism", but as Michael Swavnik noted: “... Although his definition of transrealism was so extensible that it could to accommodate other cyberpunks, there is still a suspicion that the first and only transrealist was and remains Rücker himself. " Somewhat statutory by 1986, Rucker wrote a non-fiction book "Mind Tools" about mathematics and information, after which he accepted an offer to work at the SJSU Departament of Methematics and Computer Science, where he worked for several years with a wide variety of things, ranging from programming in C ++ and Java and ending with exploring the possibilities of 3D OpenGL. He also wrote several small programs devoted mostly to the possibilities of fractal graphics and became interested in painting. His novel Realware came out in June 2000. “This is the fourth and last (for the foreseeable future) novel in the Provision series,” Rucker remarked on this occasion. In 2002, the writer presented his new fantastic book - "Spaceland" to the public.