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Titre : FUZZY DICE
Éditeur : PS Publishing, [Harrogate, England]
Date d'édition : 2003
Reliure : Hardcover
Etat de la jaquette : Dust Jacket Included
Signé : Signed by Author(s)
Edition : 1st Edition
Octavo, boards. First edition. Limited to 700 copies of which this is one of 500 numbered "trade" copies signed by Di Filippo. Comic science-fictional novel, an extravaganza blending Rabelais and Bukowski in its assault on its real subject, "the literature of ideas" (in the phrase of introducer Rudy Rucker), using the twelve faces of a pair of dice (12 x 12, more exactly) as its main structural device. A fine copy in fine dust jacket. (#145887). N° de réf. du libraire 145887
Synopsis : How badly could you screw up when granted access to infinite worlds conforming to your heart's most intimate desires? No matter how much of a disaster you or I might make of such a miraculous gift, rest assured that Paul Girard, hapless middle-aged bookstore clerk, can hilariously surpass your worst fumblings and missteps. Visited one morning by a dimension-hopping artificial intelligence named Hans, Paul is given the ability to jump instantly to any world he can envision. But without truly knowing himself, Paul soon discovers that framing a wish that gets the expected results is not as easy as it first appears. From the depths of the Big Bang to a world where hippies rule; from a land of Amazons to one where life is a video-game; from a society where cooperation means everything to one where individual chaos rules. Across these bizarre dimensions and many others, Paul races in the search for happiness, love, wealth, status and the answer to the Ontological Pickle. Acquiring comrades and enemies along the way, our feckless alternaut reaches a cul-de-sac from which the only exit is death. And then his adventures really begin.
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