Rudy’s Blog -- Ware Tetralogy Online Now
This is prefect for anyone who likes playful, brainy, sexy sci-fi. Rucker is singular. There is no one to compare him to. He's one of the most fun writers I've read who isn't, y'know, a humor writer. He's graciously put his whole Ware series (Software, Freeware, Wetware, etc) on his website for all of us to enjoy.
Here are the official descriptions:
It starts with Software, where rebel robots bring immortality to their human creator by eating his brain. Software won the first Philip K. Dick Award.
In Wetware, the robots decide to start building people—and people get strung out on an insane new drug called merge. This cyberpunk classic garnered a second Philip K. Dick award.
By Freeware, the robots have evolved into soft plastic slugs called moldies—and some human “cheeseballs” want to have sex with them. The action redoubles when aliens begin arriving in the form of cosmic rays.
And with Realware, the humans and robots reach a higher plateau.