Fuzzy Dice

Fuzzy Dice❤ [KINDLE] ❃ Fuzzy Dice By Paul Di Filippo ➣ – Heartforum.co.uk 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, res 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 s 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.

Paul Di Filippo is the author of hundreds of short stories, some of which have been collected in these widely praised collections The Steampunk Trilogy, Ribofunk, Fractal Paisleys, Lost Pages, Little Doors, Strange Trades, Babylon Sisters, and his multiple award nominated novella, A Year in the Linear City Another earlier collection, Destroy All Brains, was published by Pirate Writings, but is quite rare because of the extremely short print run if you see one, buy itThe popularity of Di Filippo s short stories sometimes distracts from the impact of his mindbending, utterly unclassifiable novels Ciphers, Joe s Liver, Fuzzy Dice, A Mouthful of Tongues, and Spondulix Paul s offbeat sensibility, soulful characterizations, exquisite yet compact prose, and laugh out loud dialogue give his work a charmingly unique voice that is both compelling and addictive He has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, BSFA, Philip K Dick, Wired Magazine, and World Fantasy awardsDespite his dilatory ways, Paul affirms that the sequel to A Year in the Linear City, to be titled A Princess of the Linear Jungle, will get written in He has two books forthcoming from PS Publications the collection entitled Harsh Oases and the novel titled Roadside Bodhisattva His novel Cosmocopia is graced by Jim Woodring illustrationsPaul lives in Providence, Rhode Island.

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  • Paperback
  • 296 pages
  • Fuzzy Dice
  • Paul Di Filippo
  • English
  • 07 February 2017
  • 0743498224

10 thoughts on “Fuzzy Dice

  1. JenniferRuth says:

    This book is about one of my favourite subjects the multiverse and the ontological pickle Our protaganist, Paul Girard, is granted the ability to traverse the mutliverse an infinite number of universes with an infinite number of possible variations using a yo yo made of strange matter All he has to do is think of where he wants to go, spin the yo yo and he ll be there However, with an infinite number of possibilities there is an infinite amount of interpretation that can be applied to This book is about one of my favourite subjects the multiverse and the ontological pickle Our protaganist, Paul Girard, is granted the ability to traverse the mutliverse an infinite number of universes with an infinite number of possible variations using a yo yo made of strange matter All he has to do is think of where he wants to go, spin the yo yo and he ll be there However, with an infinite number of possibilities there is an infinite amount of interpretation that can be applied to your wishes Paul discovers this quite fast as he misadventures through cellular automata, meme worlds, universes ruled by chaos or morphic resonances, singularities and finally, the Omega Point He picks up quite a few people along the way and by the end, perhaps learns something from it.The real treat in reading this book is the sheer amount of ideas that Di Filippo pours out onto every page Menger sponges, references to the work of Italo Calvino, group personalities, happy cats, and the biggest question humanity has ever asked Why is there something instead of nothing are all explored andDi Filippo takes these concepts and molds them into entire worlds Science fiction can often be annoyingly unimaginative with the whole realm of possibility to play with writers often don t think very far past their own experiences Di Filippo turns this on it s head his character, Paul, makes some very mundane choices with his yo yo, but Di Filippo manages to expand each one into places that you have never even thought of If you love high concept science fiction then this book is for you It ll take you through all 10 dimensions and back again

  2. Sean says:

    Some times it s hard to compare great books because they necessarily are great in there own unique way Were they too similar to other great books they wouldn t stand out as being great but instead eclipsing or being eclipsed by there similar cousins This book need not fear any such comparison from me While there may be no work truest disconnected from the eternal regress of inspiration this title has done all that could be to blaze its own trail across the fascinating and wonder studded multi Some times it s hard to compare great books because they necessarily are great in there own unique way Were they too similar to other great books they wouldn t stand out as being great but instead eclipsing or being eclipsed by there similar cousins This book need not fear any such comparison from me While there may be no work truest disconnected from the eternal regress of inspiration this title has done all that could be to blaze its own trail across the fascinating and wonder studded multiverse A great read that s both funny and poignant, it respects its reader and offers new avenues of consideration Both novel and familiar in its efforts to confound and betray expectation, this is a book not to be missed by the sci fi lover with a passion for the limitless and mind bending A wonderful romp though the best parts of sci fi and philosophy Highly recommended

  3. Crypticstill says:

    That was okay Some good multiverse ideas, some humor, postmodernistic exercises At the same time, the story is absolutely not absorbing and the characters do not cause any emotions at all I finished it not because I was interested in what happens to the characters, but rather to know simply how the author ends it And the ending It was boring, to say the least.I don t recommend to read it after Lem s Futurological Congress you ll feel as if it is a similar style but not enough to be comp That was okay Some good multiverse ideas, some humor, postmodernistic exercises At the same time, the story is absolutely not absorbing and the characters do not cause any emotions at all I finished it not because I was interested in what happens to the characters, but rather to know simply how the author ends it And the ending It was boring, to say the least.I don t recommend to read it after Lem s Futurological Congress you ll feel as if it is a similar style but not enough to be comparable at all

  4. Vincent Hernot says:

    2nd time of trying Di Filippo, and I don t know, it s a sort of blend between the Rudy Rucker of the 90s and Robert Sheckley, but it doesn t really do it for me.

  5. Tobey says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here This adventure across the multiverse isconcerned with the ideas explored in each alternate world than it is with the characters making the journey, but it is still a journey worth taking I think the most impressive aspect of this book is the fact that it really takes on the staggering concept of infinity If there are an infinite number of universes, then it logically follows that there are universes out there that conform to anything you are capable of imagining and everything that you a This adventure across the multiverse isconcerned with the ideas explored in each alternate world than it is with the characters making the journey, but it is still a journey worth taking I think the most impressive aspect of this book is the fact that it really takes on the staggering concept of infinity If there are an infinite number of universes, then it logically follows that there are universes out there that conform to anything you are capable of imagining and everything that you aren t When Paul Girard is given a yo yo that takes him to any universe he wants to visit, the author uses this format to explore a number of theories about evolutionary development, and a little bit of alternate history All of this is presented from the point of view of our narrator, Paul, who is kind of a self centered jerk.The ending is the most interesting part of the story, and it reminded me of Terry Gilliam s Brazil, in that could be a happy ending, or a very dark ending depending on your point of view Essentially, the bad guys kill Paul and his friends, but then a being that looks just like Paul and has all of the memories and thoughts of Paul up until the moment he died comes into being thousands of years later in a heaven So what if someone is emulated perfectly after they die, and that emulation gets to experience heaven Does that count as a happy ending even if it is not really the same Paul, just an identical manifestation of Paul It might not to us, but as far as the new Paul is concerned he has all of the thoughts and memories of the old Paul and he is happy so Paul gets a happy ending.Like I said, this is a book about ideas and if that is what you re up for, you should definitely sling this yo yo

  6. Dennis says:

    My expectations were extremely high for this book, far exceeding what I was able to glean from it, unfortunately I almost put the book down after 60 80 pages, due to the superfluously verbose style of writing which signaled at least, to me the author s narcissistic tendencies, and overall I kept finding faults with his acute explanations of the narrator s choices It was a bit frustrating to see some things that I considered contradictory to his intended conclusions, but I decided to stick it My expectations were extremely high for this book, far exceeding what I was able to glean from it, unfortunately I almost put the book down after 60 80 pages, due to the superfluously verbose style of writing which signaled at least, to me the author s narcissistic tendencies, and overall I kept finding faults with his acute explanations of the narrator s choices It was a bit frustrating to see some things that I considered contradictory to his intended conclusions, but I decided to stick it out Thankfully, the book increased in amusement at about that point in the story, but the rest was constantly filled with explanations that tried to explain fictitious examples of metaphysical and parapsychological idioms and theorems, but done in a way such as to only aid in the story This always gave me the impression that the author had simply wiki d a load of substantive topics of which he was impressed, and coined them into his plot lines specifically to get out of self created holes or simply to tout his acquaintance with the topics or subject matter As for the ending, it was an extremely cheap way to go much like using open ended theories to tie the plot earlier , and I probably won t ever read it again strictly because of that I should probably rate it lower than 3 stars, but I did enjoy some of the writing even though I felt his sentencing wasto show his vocabulary than to actually convey his thoughts, but who am I to REALLY know that answer , and enjoyed a couple of the supporting characters and their developments It s worth a look if you can get over the aforementioned short comings, but it s nothing life changing for me

  7. zxvasdf says:

    Definitely not one of Di Filippo s best works, but still a fun crash course in theesoteric fields of Scientific theory Sheldraken fields, many worlds theory, the Omega Point, to name a few He packages these heady concepts into an easy to read trip into total weirdness which encapsulates the capricious nature of Murphy s Law or the Genie s granting of a wish It does make you wonder, if your life was actually that interesting, only you never knew it

  8. Donald Armfield says:

    My third book by this author I recommend this author to all Sci Fi, Humor ReadersThis was a fantastic ride thru different dimensions From The beginning normal earth to Cartoon Land I felt like a passenger in a dolrian traveling beside Christopher Llyod on acid Grab your Yo Yo Ronald Reagan Pez container and follow this story to the end My third book by this author I recommend this author to all Sci Fi, Humor ReadersThis was a fantastic ride thru different dimensions From The beginning normal earth to Cartoon Land I felt like a passenger in a dolrian traveling beside Christopher Llyod on acid Grab your Yo Yo Ronald Reagan Pez container and follow this story to the end

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  10. Kim says:

    Forced my way through the first 20 pages, then skipped around to see if it got any better It didn t, and in fact I kind of hated the main character by the time I put the thing down I can see how some people are entranced by this book, but I m not one of them.

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