Frek and the Elixir

Rudy Rucker

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In the year 3003, nothing in the world is the same, except maybe that adolescents are still embarrassed by their parents. Society and the biosphere alike have been transformed by biotechnology, and the natural world is almost gone.

Frek Huggins is a boy from a broken family, unusual becaise he was conceived without technological help or genetic modifications. His dad, Carb, is a malcontent who left behind Frek’s mom and the Earth itself several years ago.

Everything changes when Frek finds the Anvil, a small flying saucer, under his bed, and it tells him he is destined to save the world. The repressive forces of Gov, the mysterious absolute ruler of Earth, descend on Frek, take away the Anvil, and interrogate him forcefully enough to damage his memory. Frek flees with Wow, his talking dog, to seek out Carb and some answers. But the untrustworthy alien in the saucer has other plans, including claiming exclusive rights to market humanity to the galaxy at large, and making Frek a hero.

Frek and the Elixir is a profound, playful SF epic by the wild and ambitious Rudy Rucker.

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Praise for Frek and the Elixir

"Oh, excellent! I love books that play with physics - branes and so forth - and this is godzoon googly indeed as Frek would say, and darned exciting. . . . a splendid book."-Diana Wynne Jones on Frek and the Elixir

"This book is Robert Heinlein's Have Spacesuit-Will Travel with the vacuum tubes replaced by wetware and all the knobs turned up to 11!"-SF Weekly on Frek and the Elixir

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Rudy Rucker

Rudy Rucker is the author of a number of novels and popular science books, including The Fourth Dimension. He is professor of mathematics and computer science at San Jose. His SF novels have twice won the Philip K. Dick Award for best paperback original SF book. His most recent novel is As Above, So Below a fictional biography of the artist Bruegel.

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Frek and the Elixir
Rudy Rucker

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780765310590
ISBN10: 0765310597
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 480 pages
$22.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
February 2005
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781466804883
ISBN10: 1466804882
480 pages
$7.99
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