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FREK AND THE ELIXIR

Rucker, Rudy.

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ISBN 10: 0765310589 / ISBN 13: 9780765310583
Published by Tor., NY:, 2004
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. Inscribed by Rucker, along with a small sketch of a flying saucer. A fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 17309

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Title: FREK AND THE ELIXIR

Publisher: Tor., NY:

Publication Date: 2004

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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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, a misfit because he's a natural child, 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.

About the Author:

Rudy Rucker is a mathematician, computer scientist, professor and writer who has twice won the Philip K. Dick Award for best SF paperback original, and has published a number of successful popular books on mathematical subjects, including The Fourth Dimension and Infinity and the Mind. He lives in Los Gatos, California.

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