The Hacker and the Ants (2020)

The Hacker and the Ants Rudy Rucker The Hacker and the Ants From a two time winner of the Philip K Dick award and one of the founding fathers of cyberpunk comes a novel about a very modern nightmare the most destructive computer virus ever has been traced to
  • Title: The Hacker and the Ants
  • Author: Rudy Rucker
  • ISBN: 9781568582474
  • Page: 100
  • Format: Paperback
The Hacker and the Ants Rudy Rucker From a two time winner of the Philip K Dick award, and one of the founding fathers of cyberpunk comes a novel about a very modern nightmare the most destructive computer virus ever has been traced to your machine Computer programmer Jerzy Rugby spends his days blissfully hacking away in cyberspace aiding the GoMotion Corporation in its noble quest to create intelligenFrom a two time winner of the Philip K Dick award, and one of the founding fathers of cyberpunk comes a novel about a very modern nightmare the most destructive computer virus ever has been traced to your machine Computer programmer Jerzy Rugby spends his days blissfully hacking away in cyberspace aiding the GoMotion Corporation in its noble quest to create intelligent robots Then an electronic ant gets into the machinery then ants then millions and millions of the nasty viral pests appear out of nowhere to wreak havoc throughout the Net And suddenly Jerzy Rugby is Public Enemy Number One, wanted for sabotage, computer crime, and treason a patsy who must now get to the bottom of the virtual insectile plague Rudy Rucker warms the cockles of my heart I think of him as the Scarlet Pimpernel of science fiction Philip Jose Farmer
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  1. ristubasan

    First Rudy Rucker novel I ve read, stumbled on it Glad I read it, and it was a pretty light read so not too time consuming Seems to be the same AI fears as today, only roll back two decades before smart phones Vaguely twisted but familiar perspectives on California at the time rounds out the entertainment a real estate agent conspiracy, for instance The characters are not always consistent the narrator is somewhat unpredictable the plot line takes some unlikely twists in order to achieve resolut [...]

  2. tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE

    review of Rudy Rucker s The Hacker and the Ants by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE January 14, 2015 For the complete review go here story show Woah I m glad I read this back to back w Rucker s Master of Space and Time from 10 yrs before Rucker s come a long way since then Master of Space and Time was fun but in a somewhat light weight kind of way The Hacker and the Ants is far immersed in computers much detail oriented AND it s still completely entertaining The Hacker and the Ants references Master [...]

  3. Intortetor

    la storia di per se non sarebbe male, anche se alla fin fine ha un sapore di deja vu fortissimo diciamo che fa un po blockbuster americano con qualche deriva pi intelligente, pi la solita variante del mito del golem che si ribella ma troppi tentativi di spiegazioni tecniche che spezzano il ritmo magari necessarie nel 1994 in cui stato pubblicato ma spesso ridondanti in questo 2011 e un personaggio non esattamente campione di simpatia fanno naufragare il romanzo.

  4. TheOldWoman&TheSea

    The book tells the story of Jerzy Rugby all characters in the book have interesting names , a computer programmer in Silicon Valley Jerzy is working for a company called Go Motion His job is to use genetic algorithms to come up with the best possible AI for a robot the company wants to start selling to families in the very near future.Jerzy is a typical hacker interesting point all programming hacking is done in Virtual Reality and so it comes as no surprise that things aren t going so well in h [...]

  5. Dmitry Petrov

    Rudy Rucker is smart and the consequence is that he always has a bunch of ideas to throw into the book and sometimes it s just too much and this book is a good example Given that original book was published somewhere around 93 author had a vision for a lot of things that came into mainstream only decades later, like good navigation, online games, virtual reality, ai, robots etc This book was in a way his attempt to describe how he saw the world with all this In addition to that main person is a [...]

  6. Chilly SavageMelon

    This one is conflicting some great sci fi ideas and descriptions on cyberspace and robotics, but some lame pulpy writing and plot contrivances So let s call it 3.5 stars, shall weRead it like PK Dick which you are very much encouraged to realizing the plot and characters are only a bamboo framework to showcase bigger ideas about VR and robotics And how sad, a decade and a half after the writing, VR and robotics haven t come further than the author undoubtedly guest they would have by now Much of [...]

  7. Karl Kindt

    Rucker reads like Philip K Dick would have had PKD had an editor to keep him fully coherent and to make him do several drafts of his novels This is the second Rucker novel I have read, and I am impressed This could have been so much better than it was, so much potential to what is really a simple story The drug use and really awkwardly described sex could have been removed In its place, Rucker could have planted seeds of foreshadowing and thought that would have led to the narrator s denouement [...]

  8. Max Lybbert

    Between the gratuitous mention of 1990s era computer science topics and the constant and then I got stoned passages, I really had a hard time finding a story in this book As a programmer I did enjoy some of the 1990s era computer science topics, and I did appreciate the fact that the descriptions were actually accurate, but I kept wishing that they had been introduced deftly.The story isn t bad There are actually a few gems hidden in there including the origin of ROBOTB and Coolidge s motivatio [...]

  9. Cristian

    Divertido pero extra amente anacr nico Rucker escribe una historia sobre hackers en el sentido estricto de la palabra , vida artificial y autoreplicaci n, donde mezcla conceptos del cyberpunk su ciberespacio es una mezcla de c mo lo conceb a W Gibson con la red existente en la poca en que escribi esta novela un espacio tridimensional y virtual al cual se conectan v a telef nica, almacenamiento de datos y video en Cd con algunas ideas acerca de c mo los virus inform ticos o por lo menos algunos d [...]

  10. manuti

    Uno de los libros que me dej sin comentar, pero nunca es tarde, incluso para comentar un libro como ste El libro es muy malo, sobre todo en los personajes que parecen sacados de un telefilme barato Solo se salva lo digo por la estrella que le he puesto la parte inform tica del asunto, aunque a un especialista seguro que le parecen chorradas Lo dicho, un libro prescindible, al menos en mi opini n.

  11. Guy Ferguson

    One of RR s earliest works I think All in with that idea of AI Just re read Whilst doing a Computer Science degree, his musings are as relevant today as they were then I love his SuperC Kwirkey compiler, so true Better on second read, and with some programming experience under my belt And thanks to Rudi for helping to inspire me into that course.

  12. Joe Masilotti

    A campy trip following a robot software developer s life as he get s framed for ruining TV Starts off a little over the top and ends way over the top Also, that ending didn t need to work out THAT well, did it Come for the unrealistically realistic cyberspace representations but don t stay much longer.

  13. Tim Heywood

    took a while to get into the universe strange as it is so like our own it could well have been not quite as enjoyabe as white light, althoguh only read the once, as opposed to a number of times for the latter.

  14. Aaron Kent

    This is a wonderful trip down memory lane Fire up you re old computer and marvel at the dusty CRT display Maybe send some slow email or install web services off a CD Shut er down and let the midnight toaster display run Wonderfully early nineties nostalgia.

  15. Intersection

    I d file this under enjoyable fluff you ll like it if you don t expect much of your cyberpunk other than moderately interesting entertainment.

  16. William

    Awesome book A little dated now, but still a fun read from a great author Pick up anything by him for a great science fictional mindbend.

  17. Charles

    This is a fun book but it helps to be a geek to fully enjoy it and get all the jargon It is meant to be a thriller but it did not really hook me until the last half.

  18. Gregor Xane

    A light, entertaining read Strange how I could really feel the absense of cell phones while reading it, though.

  19. Phorage

    Enjoyed Hacker and the Ants Like most Rudy Rucker books this one will hold your interest and keep you entertained.

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