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Vurt

Noon, Jeff

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ISBN 10: 1898051283 / ISBN 13: 9781898051282
Published by Ringpull Press, Manchester, 1995
Condition: Very Good- Hardcover
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Limited edition. Black boards with black cloth spine, slightly bumped. Dust jacket in new Brodart clear protective cover, slightly creased and marked, one corner slightly chipped, price unclipped. Pages very good, slightly marked to edges. Binding sound and tight. Bookseller Inventory # 132583

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Title: Vurt

Publisher: Ringpull Press, Manchester

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good-

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-

Edition: First Thus

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Synopsis:

Vurt is a feather--a drug, a dimension, a dream state, a virtual reality. It comes in many colors: legal Blues for lullaby dreams. Blacks, filled with tenderness and pain, just beyond the law. Pink Pornovurts, doorways to bliss. Silver feathers for techies who know how to remix colors and open new dimensions. And Yellows--the feathers from which there is no escape. The beautiful young Desdemona is trapped in Curious Yellow, the ultimate Metavurt, a feather few have ever seen and fewer still have dared ingest. Her brother Scribble will risk everything to rescue his beloved sister. Helped by his gang, the Stash Riders, hindered by shadowcops, robos, rock and roll dogmen, and his own dread, Scribble searches along the edges of civilization for a feather that, if it exists at all, must be bought with the one thing no sane person would willingly give.

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If you like challenging science fiction, then Jeff Noon is the author for you. Vurt, winner of the 1994 Arthur C. Clarke award, is a cyberpunk novel with a difference, a rollicking, dark, yet humorous examination of a future in which the boundaries between reality and virtual reality are as tenuous as the brush of a feather.

But no review can do Noon's writing justice: it's a phantasmagoric combination of the more imaginative science fiction masters, such as Phillip K. Dick, genres such as cyberpunk and pulp fiction, and drug culture.

If this tickles your fancy, you should definitely consider the sequel to Vurt, Pollen, or Noon's lighter and more accessible Automated Alice, a modern recasting of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

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