Rudy Rucker's Postsingular: Wheenk!


6 Responses to “Rudy Rucker's Postsingular: Wheenk!”

  1. Jason Spence says:

    San Jose State’s abbreviation is SJSU. It’s a member of the California State University system, which is very different from the research-oriented University of California system. It is not a UC.

  2. Lazlo Panaflex says:

    the nanites and Vearth of this book remind me of the wumpus and simulation in yer story “there’s a great big beautiful tomorrow”…
    you saw that, right?

  3. Cory Doctorow says:

    Oh, I totally nicked Ruckerian naming conventions for that story — that’s also one of the origins of “Whuffie,” it’s just a ruckery word.

  4. Carlos says:

    I read the first story in this cycle in one of the recent Best SF of the Year Anthologies, and thought it was pretty good, if not exactly mind-blowing. I didn’t quite follow the part where, after the nants ate the world, they hatched it up again simple because they were reversed-computed. Wouldn’t eaten things simply dissipate in this case? Though I admit that, existentially speaking, having people reappear after reverse-computing is much more interesting.

    And the other stories sound much twistier, so my interest is piqued.

  5. DaveC says:

    Post should have had a “plot spoiler” warning or something.

  6. Cory Doctorow says:

    There’s nothing in the post that isn’t on the dust-jacket.

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