What's In Rucker's Pants?
A poem by Dan RosenRudy Rucker, Rudy Rucker, what's in your pants, you silly boy? You built a world where every sucker fools around, and nobody's coy. "Interested in conjugating?" (Software, 88) Says a bopper to Sta-Hi, As if everyone were mating without even knowing why. Sta-Hi always has such luck, which makes me think that Rucker's twisty, for instance, "Do you want to fuck?" (Software, 65) was asked to him by remote Misty. A statement, Rucker could be making, about an ideal world, perhaps. But his characters are all bent on taking pleasure in each other's laps. I believe that Rucker would pay good money for a sultry girl with no shirt on to ask him, "Give me a lick, honey?" (Software, 100) or something similar to turn him on. So Rudy Rucker, you callow nerd, I beg of you to calm your hormones. Promiscuity makes your writing blurred; what's in your pants should stay your own.
[To other discussions of Rudy Rucker's -- Ware trilogy (Software, Wetware, and Freeware) by members of English 111, Cyberspace and Critical Theory, Spring 1998.]