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Jim and the Flims

Jim and the Flims

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ISBN: 9781597809986
Published: 07/02/2019

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ISBN: 9781597802802
Published: 06/01/2011

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ISBN: 9781597803144
Published: 06/01/2011


Author Rudy Rucker brings his unmistakable style to the afterlife in this mind-blowingly gnarly science fiction surfer novel.

A quantum experiment by disaffected bioengineer-turned-mailman Jim Oster has gone wrong, accidentally rupturing the membrane between our world and an afterworld called Flimsy—creating a two-way tunnel that kills his pregnant wife. Jim thinks life couldn’t get worse.

Until, that is, he realizes that he’s now facing an invasion of the Flims—subdimensional creatures who resemble blue baboons and flying beets—and that he may be the only one who can do anything about it. Aided by a posse of Santa Cruz surf-punks—one of whom keeps an Egyptian mummy in his basement, and may also be a serial killer—Jim plunges into a mad series of adventures in the afterworld—where he just might be able to find his wife and bring her back to life. . . .

Night Shade Books’ 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, unique worldview with an entirely new generation of readers.

Praise for Jim and the Flims
Jim and the Flims offers Rucker’s delightfully eccentric and transrealist approach to what turns out to be a kind of modern-day Orpheus tale. It’s often silly and lighthearted, but it’s buoyed by the emotional weight of Jim’s quest, and also by the often beautiful and moving view of life and death.” —Karin L. Kross, Tor.com

I love Rudy Rucker. The guy is simply incomparable when it comes to writing science fiction, managing to seamlessly blend highly intelligent existential and scientific speculation with wildly satirical and insanely imaginative plotlines.” —Paul Goat Allen, BarnesandNoble.com

Rudy Rucker's weirdest, craziest, colorfulest book yet? That's saying a lot, I know. But when it is at its most bizarre, it is also most hilarious. Nobody else writes like Rudy.” —Marc Laidlaw, author of The 37th Mandala and Dad’s Nuke

Jim and the Flims is just as quirky and enjoyable as everything else he's written . . . a perfect showcase for Rudy Rucker's ability to craft a story that is both totally familiar and absolutely like nothing you've ever read before.” —Rick Kleffel, The Agony Column

Praise for Rudy Rucker
Rudy Rucker should be declared a National Treasure of American Science Fiction. Someone simultaneously channeling Kurt Gödel and Lenny Bruce might start to approximate full-on Ruckerian warp-space, but without the sweet, human, splendidly goofy Rudy-ness at the core of the singularity.” —William Gibson

“Rucker’s writing is great like the Ramones are great: a genre stripped to its essence, attitude up the wazoo, and cartoon sentiments that reek of identifiable lives and issues. Wild math you can get elsewhere, but no one does the cyber version of beatnik glory quite like Rucker. ” —New York Review of Science Fiction

“For some two decades now, since the publication of his first novel, White Light, Rucker has combined an easygoing, trippy style influenced by the Beats with a deep engagement with knotty (or ‘gnarly,’ to employ one of his favorite terms) intellectual conceits, based mainly in mathematics. In the typical Rucker novel, likably eccentric characters—who run the gamut from brilliant to near-certifiable—encounter aspects of the universe that confirm that life is weirder than we can imagine. ” —The Washington Post

“Rudy Rucker is the most consistently brilliant imagination working in SF today. ” — Charles Stross, author of The Laundry Files

“Reading a Rudy Rucker book is like finding Poe, Kerouac, Lewis Carroll, and Philip K. Dick parked on your driveway in a topless ’57 Caddy . . . and telling you they’re taking you for a RIDE. The funniest science fiction author around. ” —Sci-Fi Universe

“Rucker [gives you] more ideas per chapter than most authors use in an entire novel. ” —San Francisco Chronicle