Item description for The Hollow Earth by Rudy Rucker...
Overview Fleeing his family's Virginia farm in the company of his father's slave and a companion dog, murder suspect Mason finds sanctuary in the home of his literary hero, Edgar Allan Poe, with whom he embarks on an expedition to the south pole. Original.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.75" Width: 5.5" Height: 9" Weight: 0.64 lbs.
Release Date Dec 25, 2006
Publisher MonkeyBrain Books
ISBN 1932265201 ISBN13 9781932265200
Availability 0 units.
More About Rudy Rucker
Rudy Rucker is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at San Jose State University and the author of numerous books on mathematics and philosophy, including "Artificial Life Lab," "Mind Tools: The Five Levels of Mathematical Reality," and "The Fourth Dimension: A Guided Tour of Higher Universes." Among his works of science fiction are "White Light, Software," and "Space-Time Donuts."
Reviews - What do customers think about The Hollow Earth?
Huck Finn goes to the center of the earth... duh! Jul 18, 2008
Interesting in some spots but a bit drawn out. Some of the 'science' explanations are a bit tortured to fit into a pseudo-19th century phraseology... without being the least bit edifying. Structurally the book needs some help... with only a wisp of motivation the characters are swept along by events that don't really drive them plausibly to the actions they take. A few parts are captivatingly told but in the end this reading was a waste of time. Read some Mark Twain instead... or even some Jules Verne.
Poe Fans Will Love It! Jan 4, 2008
If you've read some Poe, especially "The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym," you'll enjoy this pastiche. It's especially fun if you're familiar with Lovecraft's "At the Mountains of Madness," another book that makes homage to Poe's "Arthur Gordon Pym." Rucker never disappoints-- he's crazy in a *good* way.
The Great American SF Novel Dec 11, 2007
Poe, Lovecraftian critters, wild adventures from the American South to the Hollow Earth--it's all here. One of Rudy Rucker's best novels, back in print.
Fantastic Voyage of Discovery, and Orgies! Apr 4, 2007
In this enlightening book about the Hollow Earth theory, still considered a possibility by some people today, 15-year-old Mason Reynolds (the son of a slave-raping wiskey brewer in in early 1800's) and his slave Otha find themselves embarking on an amazing journey deep beneath the Earth's crust, after buying a prostitute, accidently murdering a boy, and fornicating with Edgar Allen Poe's 14-year-old wife. together with his friends, Mason survives a 6-month voyage around the Atlantic, a sexual encounter with a South American woman, a ship-sinking sea-monster, and finally a freezing skyborne trip to the south pole in a hot-air balloon. Then when all looks bleak and Mason gets to the edge of a freezing death at the south pole, he suddenly finds himself and his companions, rapidly penetrating the lower cavity of and into the hollow Earth! A cavity, which of course is more-than-once likened to parts of the female anatomy. Inside, our heroes discover an amazing world of frightening creatures, bizarre physics, and of course lots of very horney humans, all of which readily expand Mason's horizons in more ways than one... if you know what I mean. I highly recomend this book for anybody with an open mind and open legs. If you want to give your children a good example of a different theory of the shape of the earth, as well as a few new ideas about the use of their bodies in ways the law may not yet allow, this is the book for them!