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  • million mile road trip
  • Rudy Rucker
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  • 08 June 2020
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Free read million mile road trip 109 characters million mile road trip Lion mile road trip across a landscape of alien civilizations in a beat up purple 80s wagon with a dark energy motor graphene tires and uantum shocks of course Their goal To stop carnivorous flying saucers from invading Earth And just maybe to find love along the way Million Mile Road Trip is a phantasmagoric roller coaster ride mind warpingly smart and wildly funny with a warmly beating heart Night Shade Books. Million Mile Road Trip is unlike any journey you ve ever been on Rucker takes the wheel and slams through barriers into a world that bursts with originality and inventiveness I m new to Rucker s work and this surreal experience makes me want to stop what I m doing and read everything he s written in a feverish marathon It s invigorating to read something so unhinged from the norm a feeling that stayed with me long after I left the book Rucker s narrative style is almost beyond description It starts as a typical conversation between two teenagers both in love with the other but unable to fully realize that connection With the snap of a finger the story makes a screeching u turn into a zany hilarious and extremely surreal interaction with two aliens who appear from the sky Technically they crawl down a ladder extended from a floating pearl through a portal that was summoned playing a song on a trumpet But who s counting Their ensuing road trip is filled with ups and downs and an endless stream of interactions that will fry your imagination The characters are an interesting bunch The two young teenagers Zoe and Villy are both struggling to figure out what their futures could hold It s this uncertainty that leads them to blindly accept the offer to take a road trip to this alien world They re joined by Villy s strange brother Scud who seems to fit in just fine with the upside down reality they find themselves in The two aliens are truly out of this world filling the novel with their hyped up form of English and their infectious personalities Throw all of these characters into a souped up station wagon and it s impossible not to have a good time ripping through the wilds of this alien frontierOverall it s impossible not to love Million Mile Road Trip With a wild cast of characters an alien world that boggles the mind and extremely spot on writing Ruckus has created a masterpiece that must be experienced NOTE I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for my honest unbiased review

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million mile road trip

Free read million mile road trip 109 characters million mile road trip In his first new novel since 2013 cyberpunk pioneer Rudy Rucker offers his own smart hilarious and uniuely gnarly science fiction version of the classic road trip story When a seemingly innocent trumpet solo somehow opens a transdimensional connection to Mappyworld a parallel universe containing a single endless plain divided by ridges into basin like worlds three California teens find themselves taken on a mil. Zoe and Villy are two kids at the end of high school plotting to drop out and drive across America in the way I m not sure young people really do any She laments the fact that her peers aren t into Miles Davis and the two of them embody a sort of timeless teenage identity in a way which I find a bit embarrassing despite being a middle aged white man and which I imagine will be even so for readers who are not In short there is no getting away from the fact that one is reading a 2019 novel written by an old hippy And yet there are enough flashes of something enough moments when it feels Pynchon than Kerouac that one keeps reading for instance the description of one of Zoe s fashion concepts as Goth Coma And Rucker might be a hippy and I never finished White Light and I suspect the two ware novels of his I read might not read as well now as they did in the nineties but he was also the hippy who blew my tiny schoolboy mind with The Fourth Dimension And How To Get There So I persevered through the somewhat cheeseball alien contact and the aliens pimping their ride but eventually a line had to be drawn when Villy s annoying kid brother gets an invite to come along for the fabulous journey across the universe Yes no doubt there ll be some heartwarming hugging and learning and discovering they re not so very different really but if there s one thing I expect in exchange for putting up with hippy tropes it s that I ll at least get a decent escape fantasy out of the experience rather than a wagging parental fingerAlbeit an old hippy whose full name Rudolf von Bitter Rucker sounds fitted to a camp commandant in a war film than expanded consciousnessNetgalley ARC

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Free read million mile road trip 109 characters million mile road trip ’ ten volume series with Rudy Rucker collects nine of the brilliantly weird novels for which the mathematician turned author is known as well as a tenth never before published book Million Mile Road Trip We’re proud to collect in one place so much of the work of this influential figure in the early cyberpunk scene and to share Rucker’s fascinating uniue worldview with an entirely new generation of readers. I ve been enjoying Rudy Rucker s goofy stories about life post singularity His combination of physics and surfer culture is usually a lot of fun This book is long and it seems like a rehash of old ideas Flying saucers bad or good What s going on in the fourth dimension right now Readers new to Rucker may enjoy this There s a feeling of whimsy throughout that enables some humor but by a few chapters in I ve stopped feeling suspense and don t really care what happens to the characters