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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. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
British novelist Noon debuts with a futuristic tale of a hallucinogenic drug that spins users into virtual worlds.
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Read it nearly twenty years ago. Read it again from time to time. Still fresh, still fun, still exciting.Published 20 days ago by DBLDOC
Not for everyone's taste I suppose, but the way Noon uses language is like an exquisitely crafted music box. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Bart Mann
I liked this book!
It has a definite pulp feel and patterns after authors like Philip K. Dick and William Burroughs, writing about strange psychedelic experiences in... Read more
This is the best book of its generation. I think it really captures something, an atmosphere that you see today reflected in china Mieville and Paolo Bacigalupi.Published 13 months ago by W. Davis
The booble-bling-blah made the doodle-ding-dah and when the blibble-bling-bang said, "Gooble-glee-glah," I said, "Fooble fling-flah," and then the dooble-ding-dongs... Read morePublished 19 months ago by B. Crosby
I love this story very unique & interesting. Very well written and it held my interest all the way through.Published 21 months ago by Kimberly-Ann
This is the first book by Jeff Noon that I read and fell in love with the way he writes. Vurt holds its own on the literary shelves I assure you.... Read morePublished 22 months ago by anna burdette