Fuzzy Dice

Fuzzy Dice

Paul Di Filippo

Synopsis of Fuzzy Dice

How badly could you screw up when granted access to infinite worlds conforming to your heart's most intimate desires? No matter how much of a botch you or I might make of such a miraculous gift, rest assured that Paul Girard, hapless middle-aged Bookstore clerk, can hilariously surpass your worst fumblings and missteps.

Visited one morning by a dimension-hopping artificial intelligence named Hans, Paul is given the ability to jump instantly to any world he can envision. But without truly knowing himself, Paul soon discovers that framing a wish that gets the expected results is not as easy as it first appears. From the depths of the Big Bang to a world where hippies rule; from a land of Amazons to one of where life is a video-game; from a society where cooperation means everything to one where individual chaos rules - across these bizarre dimensions and many others, Paul races in the search for happiness, love, wealth, status - and the answer to the Ontological Pickle. Acquiring comrades and enemies along the way, our feckless alternaut reaches a cul-de-sac from which the only exit is death.

And then his adventures really begin.

Reviews of Fuzzy Dice


Fuzzy Dice is full to bursting with ideas, and a worthy successor to its influences. -- John Toon, Infinity Plus

This is a wonderfully inventive, well realised totally out-there head-trip. -- Steve, The Eternal Night

I wanted to laugh out loud as I had done reading that first chapter but basically I felt like I had been sold short all through the rest of the Book -- Donna Jones, SF Crowsnest

...epitomises what Science Fiction ought to be... -- John Berlyne, SFRevu

Smart, funny and not for the faint of heart, Fuzzy Dice is a journey to explain some of the most prevalent theories that explain our existence, and a journey to discover, not why we...re here, but why it matters. -- Cindy Lynn Speer, Fantastica Daily