Awards and Credentials: Thirty-two books published. Two Philip K. Dick awards. Ph.D. in Mathematics. Emeritus professor of Computer Science. Rudy Rucker is a writer, a mathematician, and a computer scientist-ówith thirty-two published books. In the 1980s he received Philip K. Dick awards for his cyberpunk novels Software and Wetware. He was a computer science professor for twenty years in Silicon Valley. He is known for his popular science books (on infinity, the fourth dimension, and the meaning of computation), as well as for his novels. He was a founder of the cyberpunk school of SF writing, and also works in the transreal style. He took up painting in 1999, and he's had three shows of his pop-surreal works in San Francisco. His fantastic novel of the afterlife, Jim and the Flims and his autobiography, Nested Scrolls: A Writer's Life, both appear in 2011. Rudy also edits a speculative fiction webzine called Flurb. For ongoing updates, see his blog at www.rudyrucker.com/blog.