di Filippo, Paul
Title Fuzzy Dice (signed/slipcased edition).
Book Condition Fine copy in dustjacket and slipcase (as new).
Edition First edition (& 1st printing).
Publisher PS Publishing: Harrogate. 2003.
190288065X / 9781902880655
Seller ID 10161
294 page sf novel: introduction by Rudy Rucker. LIMITED EDITION: 200 numbered hardcover copies signed by Di Filippo, Rudy Rucker and illustrator Tod Schorr, and slipcased.
''not all of his own novels are easily treated as sf, though all his work tends to exhibit a exuberant opportunism about genre-switching; but some are of explicitly sf interest. Elements of spoof and caricature are laced through the gonzo erotica of A Mouthful of Tongues: Her Totipotent Tropicanalia (2002), but the near future world of the tale is presented with very considerable intensity, as a sexually beleaguered woman is transformed - perhaps as the subject of a biological engineering project - into something like an omnivorous goddess in an Alternate History version of Brazil; and FUZZY DICE (2003) carries its inept protagonist through a variety of Parallel Worlds structured in accordance with various mathematical and cosmological premises: one a world prior to the Big Bang; another a kind of artefactual cellular automaton, and so forth. The end result evokes both Edwin A Abbott and Robert Sheckley, as well as Rudy Rucker, who wrote the introduction'' (John Clute/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition)..