The Ware Tetralogy: Free SciFi Download

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Between 1982 and 2000, Rudy Ruck­er wrote a series of four sci-fi nov­els that formed The Ware Tetral­o­gy. The first two books in the series – Soft­ware and Wet­ware – won the Philip K. Dick Award for best nov­el. Lat­er Free­ware and Real­ware fol­lowed. This sum­mer, Prime Books repub­lished the tetral­o­gy in one big vol­ume, com­plete with an intro­duc­tion by William Gib­son that calls Ruck­er “a nat­ur­al-born Amer­i­can street sur­re­al­ist” or, more sim­ply, one sui gener­is dude. And now the even bet­ter part: Ruck­er (who hap­pens to be the great-great-great-grand­son of Hegel) has released The Ware Tetral­o­gy under a Cre­ative Com­mons license, and you can down­load the full text for free in PDF and RTF for­mats. In total, the col­lec­tion runs 800+ pages. For more infor­ma­tion on the book and the free down­load, vis­it here. And don’t for­get to donate to the Cre­ative Com­mons Legion of Super­heroes fundrais­ing cam­paign.

A big thanks to Rosario for the heads up here.

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