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The air of Manchester is alive with blurbvurts, automated advertisements chanting their slogans. But the loudest of all is for Domino Bones, the new lottery game. Every Friday night the winning numbers are illuminated on the body of Lady Luck, the voluptuous figurehead of the game. For the winner, it is unimaginable riches, for the losers another week to wait for the bones to fall again. But there is only one real winner, The Company, which plays the city's fragile expectations with callous ease.
A group of mathematics students are looking at the mind-numbing probabilities involved and searching for the hidden mysteries behind the game. They watch the city at work and at dangerous play and slowly uncover the sinister realities behind the mania. The Company is devouring Manchester - it has the nymphomation, an evolutionary process which has the power to take over the city's dreams...
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'An exquisitely grimy fable which plunges us into the world of club culture, smart drugs, dumb waiters, artificial life forms and a national lottery from hell' - Independent
'The bizarrely logical world [Noon] creates with its touches of Orwellian satire and William Gibsonesque cybervision is truly original' - Q Magazine
A scarily plausible future of biorobotic advertisements and burger chain sponsored police forces' - THE FACE
'There is a diamond satirical edge to his fertile landscapes... An elegant, inventive and funny polemic against the soulless homogenisation of our country and top science fiction to boot' - SFX
'A wild hallucinatory ride through a nightmare/dream vision of the twentieth century' - LOCUS
'Noon's novel can seem like a recipe for some kind of bizarre night out: weird science, mad drugs, cool jazz, hot curries, paranoic flashes and strange girls with feathers in their hair, and they are written with such energy and audacity that one cannot help join the ride. Nymphomation is an extraordinary book. It's a novel of scientific theory and it's a love story. It's an intellectual experiment and it's a cops 'n' robbers thriller and it's just about the most exciting novel I've read for a while' - FLUXAbout the Author:
Acknowledged as one of the most exciting new authors writing today, Jeff Noon has written three highly acclaimed novels, Vurt (1993), which won the 1994 Arthur C. Clarke Award, Pollen (1995) and Automated Alice (1996). Jeff Noon also won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1995. His latest novel, Pixel Juice, is now available as a Doubleday hardback. He lives in Manchester.
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