Frek and the Elixir

Frek and the Elixir In the year 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

  • Title: Frek and the Elixir
  • Author: Rudy Rucker
  • ISBN: 9780765310590
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Paperback
  • Frek and the Elixir

    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, unusual becaise he was conceived without technological help or genetic modifications His dad, Carb,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, unusual becaise he was 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.

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    1. Diane

      Very fanciful, unique ideas. Interesting story and compelling characters. Sometimes it go a little too convoluted but a good read for most sci fi fans.

    2. Arminzerella

      Frek's father left the planet in a big hurry after gov (the government) peeped him with their rather invasive brain scrambling techniques. Ever since then, Frek and his family have been seen as kind of renegades and outsiders, not really proper company for the upstanding citizen. Frek follows in his father's footsteps when he discovers that some alien intelligence is trying to get in touch with him - gov discovers it too and comes after Frek. With the help of a Grulloo, a second class citizen wi [...]

    3. Matt

      I had never read any Rudy Rucker before, and after this outing I can not say I'll be running out to pick up something else by him. The book tells the tale of a Frek a human kid in a crazy future where rampant bioengineering and consumerism rule the day. Most of the original species on Earth have been obliterated, and now only Gov sanctioned creatures can live and reproduce. Frek finds himself on an adventure to retrieve a mysterious elixir that will supposedly restore Earth to its former glory, [...]

    4. Erik

      Rucker is interesting. A friend of mine is reading some of his books and this one and Spaceland were available at my local library. I feel like this author needs more feedback from his editors because he has a tendency to both over- and under-explain different scenes, leading to some tedious passages and then also some scenes that are sped up and glossed over. He may not feel he needs to do that much refining because his main gig is as a mathematician and so the pressure to listen to feedback ma [...]

    5. Adam Boisvert

      Frek and the Elixir incorporates some pretty complex ideas: M-theory, quantum mechanics, genetic engineering, stem cells, the effects of media on culture, journalistic ethics, artificial intelligence, and advertising ethics, to name a few.In then takes these ideas and weaves a standard cheesy "boy's adventure story" where the protagonist makes a series of bad decisions and worse decisions (because that's what boys do), but he still wins in the end (because he's the hero and it's that sort of sto [...]

    6. Laurie

      This is a crazy, wild story of pre-teenaged angst in the far future. While it takes a while to get the rhythm as characters speak in a totally idiomatic vernacular that kids might use in an extremely advanced society where there is virutally no difference between technology and human physicality (cell phones are integrated with their brains), once you do, it's a joyride. Between aliens using our world as a reality show, talking dogs, and a small 12-year-old boy who has to save the world, this is [...]

    7. eva

      a lot of interesting ideas - perhaps too many - it didn't hang together very well, although i could feel the outlines of a good story somewhere in the background. some surprisingly charming characters - perhaps the most affection i've felt for a sci-fi dog since we3's 1 - but i wish they'd been fleshed out more movie measure report card: FAIL, although there were a couple brief conversations that could arguably make for a borderline PASS. i suppose third-person limited narrative with male POV ch [...]

    8. David C

      RR makes you think you understand cosmology: the kids in the story do! From an author famous for inventive worlds, here's one for YA. A far future in which Earth's ecology is severely truncated, aliens want to ride humans like avatars, and Frek is just trying to keep Gov off his back, rescue Earth, and protect his mom and sisters. Which aliens are the good guys? Can he get to the root of Earth's problems and solve them? Avoid getting too big or too small for his britches? All this and more, much [...]

    9. Smallerdemon

      This book is odd. I enjoyed it, but I can't say I liked it. It's a different type of adventure-scifi that I just may not be used to. I appreciate Rucker going for a "wet" scifi world instead of a "hard" one, but the story drags on for hundreds of pages more than I really wanted to invest myself in. Still, if you like Rucker and you like odd worlds that are practically from scratch, this might be for you.

    10. Brett Bydairk

      A coming of age book, seemingly for the YA crowd, but not really.In the 31st Century, all normal plant life is gone, replaced by artificial organisms, and the genomes of the original plants have been wiped from all databases.Frek, a young boy of 12, must make contact and deal with aliens who promise him an elixir that will restore the genomes. Along the way, he reunites with hi estranged father, and meets many interesting.ures.Much imaginative science and social relations.

    11. Richard Stern

      3.75? Creative, humorous, kept one's interest, a few new ideas. Perhaps a little on the long side. Loved the grammatical twist of the clam headed aliens, the collapsed Biome. A bit of shark jumping is inevitable but did not stop me from enjoying this.

    12. Noelle

      I would actually give this book two and half stars if it were possible. It has a lot of good ideas, but the author attempts to use all of them. This bogs down the story, but also makes events happen in far too rapid succession to make sure everything gets in. Could have used some pruning.

    13. David

      There's plenty of plot summaries here already. I enjoyed Rucker's exploration of cosmic physics in the setting of Frek's adventures. The book is a bit long, but for the most part it is well paced and highly enjoyable.

    14. Sarah

      Wacky hijinks! Too fast paced for someone at home recovering from surgery. But I love Rudy Rucker, bless him, the man's imagination is out of control.

    15. Michael

      If you love Kurt Vonegut and you at least like William Gibson, Rudy Rucker deserves a chance. A goggy read, a bit geevy now and then.

    16. Justin

      Man, this one will blow your mind. I guess I'd call it sci-fi, but really really light on the sci. Fun, and I'd call it kid-friendly for a teenager, since the main character is around 10 yrs old.

    17. Karen Grothe

      This is a young adult science fiction novel in which people have biological communication implants which the government monitors. Despite the dystopian nature of the book, I found it quite funny.

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