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Turing & Burroughs

Turing & Burroughs

by Rudy Rucker


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“Rucker’s ‘Beatnik SF Novel’ deftly combines historic characters and wild flights of imagination in a spin-off of our world’s history . . . an SFnal tour de force.” —Faren Miller, Locus

What if Alan Turing, founder of the modern computer age, faked his suicide to escape assassination by the secret service? What if he then became the lover of Beat author William Burroughs?

And what if they then mutated into giant shapeshifting slugs, fled the FBI agents tracking them, raised Burroughs’s wife—killed in a tragic drunken mishap—from the dead, and, finally, tweaked the H-bombs of Los Alamos to use them for a very different purpose?

Turing & Burroughs is a wild beatnik adventure: compulsively readable, hysterically funny, with insane warps and twists—and a bad attitude throughout.

Night Shade Books is proud to present new editions of influential mathematician-turned-author Rudy Rucker’s brilliantly weird novels, sharing Rucker’s fascinating and unique approach to science fiction with an entirely new generation of readers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781597809641
Publisher: Night Shade
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Pages: 360
Sales rank: 645,209
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Rudy Rucker is a writer and a mathematician who worked for twenty years as a Silicon Valley computer science professor. He is regarded as contemporary master of science-fiction, and received the Philip K. Dick award twice. His thirty published books include both novels and non-fiction books on the fourth dimension, infinity, and the meaning of computation. A founder of the cyberpunk school of science-fiction, Rucker also writes SF in a realistic style known as transrealism, often including himself as a character. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.

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