#KINDLE ¸ million mile road trip ⚷ eBook or E-pub free

What a very strange book The plot is pretty standard stuff teenagers on a road trip except that the road is in a different dimension that sort of tracks with our universe It s very weird with lots of strange little and big creatures, including live flying saucers Lots of mechanical and scientific descriptions which was interesting I felt like I needed to be doing drugs to understand or fully get into the story, but it will probably stick with me Probably really great to read if y What a very strange book The plot is pretty standard stuff teenagers on a road trip except that the road is in a different dimension that sort of tracks with our universe It s very weird with lots of strange little and big creatures, including live flying saucers Lots of mechanical and scientific descriptions which was interesting I felt like I needed to be doing drugs to understand or fully get into the story, but it will probably stick with me Probably really great to read if you re into surfing I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I have to say that I have never read anything by this author before, but it definitely had a Kurt Vonnegut feel to it Without reading the biographical information, it was clear that this book was written by a mathematician or physicist who had perhaps experimented too much with LSD in the past.I give the book high marks for creativity, with the very interesting cosmology and presentation of the aliens Each of the aliens were portr I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.I have to say that I have never read anything by this author before, but it definitely had a Kurt Vonnegut feel to it Without reading the biographical information, it was clear that this book was written by a mathematician or physicist who had perhaps experimented too much with LSD in the past.I give the book high marks for creativity, with the very interesting cosmology and presentation of the aliens Each of the aliens were portrayed in an interesting way, to the point where it seemed to get in the way of the story The road trip itself was pretty weak as a plot device and the main character s interactions were those of someone so stoned that they had no awareness of anything but the now Someone s wife is brutally murdered No problem, just go on and sing with the group, even to the point of starting to date someone else three days later Someone acts treacherously to you Ask them to leave politely, then attack and kill them the next day when they show back up.In short, the book starts out great, drags pretty badly for the middle half and then picks back up and does a pretty good job at the end I had trouble getting through the middle of the book, but at the end I was enjoying it again #KINDLE Ò million mile road trip ⚢ In his first new novel since , cyberpunk pioneer Rudy Rucker offers his own smart, hilarious, and uniquely 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 million mile road trip across a landscape of alien civilizations in a beat up, purple s wagon with a dark energy motor, graphene tires and quantum 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 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 The Happy Child: Changing the Heart of Education cyberpunk pioneer Rudy Rucker offers his own smart Revenge of the Wannabes hilarious The Jewish Comix Anthology and uniquely gnarly science fiction version of the classic road trip story When a seemingly innocent trumpet solo somehow opens a transdimensional connection to Mappyworld Digital Yesterdays a parallel universe containing a single Slither endless plain divided by ridges into basin like worlds Building A Practical Backyard Cob Hut: Building a Simple Dwelling with Cob. 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Success Stories : 15 Adults and 12 Young People Share the Impact That Homeschooling Has Made on Their Lives as well as a tenth The Art of Education never before published book Homeschooling: The Early Years: Your Complete Guide to Successfully Homeschooling the 3- to 8- Year-Old Child 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 The Learning Coach Approach and to share Rucker s fascinating The Homeschooling Book of Answers: The 101 Most Important Questions Answered by Homeschooling's Most Respected Voices unique worldview with an entirely new generation of readers It s the first book I read by this author and won t be the last.I appreciated the style of writing and how the characters were written.The plot is engaging and entertaining, quite fast paced even if the level is not always the same, sometimes it seems to drag on.A very good book on the whole, I look forward to reading other from this author.Many thanks to the publisher and Edelweiss for this ARC, all opinions are mine Night Shade Books has a ten volume collection of Rudy Rucker s tales, including his latest and what may be his best novel Zoe Snapp and Villy Antwerpen are nearly graduated from high school when her pearly floats and opens an unny tunnel Two aliens invite them to Mappyworld, a flat universe in which worlds are represented by basins with thick walls representing piled up empty space between them They need to go on a Million Mile Road Trip paper to get a special wand from a princess and save Night Shade Books has a ten volume collection of Rudy Rucker s tales, including his latest and what may be his best novel Zoe Snapp and Villy Antwerpen are nearly graduated from high school when her pearly floats and opens an unny tunnel Two aliens invite them to Mappyworld, a flat universe in which worlds are represented by basins with thick walls representing piled up empty space between them They need to go on a Million Mile Road Trip paper to get a special wand from a princess and save the Earth from invading evil flying saucers Off they go in Villy s 80 s Beater wagon, madly improved by the aliens Villy s brother Scud comes along The psychedelic Mappyworld is a trip with surprises around every corner Of course the Princess is not a princess and the wand isn t a wand Villy has to go into four dimensional space to kill the big bad, while Zoe and Scud have to use the wand and her bugle to distract him I hope this gets award nominations Review printed by Philadelphia Free Press 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 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 frontier.Overall, 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 This story about three teenagers involved in a million mile road really is YA novel that desparately wants to be a graphic novel In the afterward Rudy even mentions they thought about marketing it as a YA but decided it should be literary SF, which frankly sounds very pretentious to me So it really is YA novel written for math geeks, which is my true un self My eyes glazed over as things like the 2nd, 3rd, 4th dimension is explained in detail And for those people who like that sort of thing, This story about three teenagers involved in a million mile road really is YA novel that desparately wants to be a graphic novel In the afterward Rudy even mentions they thought about marketing it as a YA but decided it should be literary SF, which frankly sounds very pretentious to me So it really is YA novel written for math geeks, which is my true un self My eyes glazed over as things like the 2nd, 3rd, 4th dimension is explained in detail And for those people who like that sort of thing, good for you It s not my thing But theI read it, theI could see this being done as a graphic novel, or rather a series of them Rudy is a better mathematician, then writer so I think the right artist could bring this story to life 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 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 The new Rudy Rucker novel, pretty much YA this time and pretty good This is a high school graduation story, along with the titular road trip And it s a Rucker novel, so the aliens are odd indeed, and there s lots of fooling around with four dimensional topology and other mathematical concepts No prior math knowledge required, but previous exposure to Rucker s unique story telling style might be helpful I m not particularly fond of YA stories, and this one could have stood arigorous fin The new Rudy Rucker novel, pretty much YA this time and pretty good This is a high school graduation story, along with the titular road trip And it s a Rucker novel, so the aliens are odd indeed, and there s lots of fooling around with four dimensional topology and other mathematical concepts No prior math knowledge required, but previous exposure to Rucker s unique story telling style might be helpful I m not particularly fond of YA stories, and this one could have stood arigorous final editing and shortening So, not one of my favorite Rucker books, but I enjoyed it.Here s Rucker s summary and elevator pitch for the story, at Scalzi s 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 evenso for readers who are not In short, there is no getting away from the fact that one is reading a 201 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 evenso 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 feelsPynchon 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 finger Albeit an old hippy whose full name Rudolf von Bitter Rucker soundsfitted to a camp commandant in a war film than expanded consciousness Netgalley ARC