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  • n. A literary mode that mixes the techniques of incorporating fantastic elements used in science fiction with the techniques of describing immediate perceptions from naturalistic realism.

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  • If I look at science fiction today, I see such things as cyberpunk, transrealism, post-acceleration sf, the New Weird, posthumans, and the aforementioned alternate history, all of which can be characterized as "thought experiments."

    A Letter to the Editor and My Thoughts

  • Rudy Rucker, the father of transrealism, the gonzo physicist/cyberpunk who gave us Spaceland (Flatland with an extra dimension), the Wetware books (artificial life, drugs and rock-and-roll), and The Hacker and the Ants (emergence fictionalized), has written a non-sf novel about Peter Bruegel called "As Above, So Below."

    Boing Boing: November 3, 2002 - November 9, 2002 Archives

  • I’ve been interested for a while in metafictional works of SF and fantasy that include the author as a character like some of Jeffrey Ford’s stories, or Rudy Rucker’s transrealism.

    2007 December 30 « Whatever

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