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Vurt [Paperback]

Jeff Noon
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Amazon Review

If you like literary 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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.


Vurt was an SF novel that was really fresh and peculiar at a time when we were constantly being told that lots of SF novels were really fresh and peculiar, but they often weren’t' William Gibson

‘An intense, blistering story about the price of knowledge, full of dreaminess and borderlands and razor blades… I know what Vurt did to me when I first read it and how that influence lingers in the source code of everything I write' Lauren Beukes

‘These books, the best books, discover the essential human notes of their times, and they ring so strongly down the decades that we remember them still' Warren Ellis

Vurt was a better Philip K. Dick novel than most of Dick’s own books. Like Neuromancer, Vurt felt utterly of its time and a little ahead of it, like early mash-up singles' Richard Kadrey

‘It was subversive, transgressive. It got under your skin like Cronenberg, or like Poppy Brite. But you don’t need to know more. You just need to look at my wide eyes as I hand you the book. You just need to take the book. “You just have to read it"' Chuck Wendig

Vurt is a gripping piece of speculative fiction . . . It deserves to be far more famous' Guardian

‘A startling first novel. It’s a hard-edged book with moments of pure poetry. It’s refreshing, disturbing and original' Independent

‘Passionate, distinctive, demanding and enthralling' The Times

‘The streetwise cynicism of Kurt Vonnegut at his best . . . Too beautiful for bikers, too harsh for hippies' New Statesman & Society --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

From the Back Cover

A celebration of the future

A potent mix of black comedy and lyricism

A startling first novel

Near-future Manchester. Along rainshot streets infested by shadowcops roam the Stash Riders, a posse of hip malcontents, hooked on Vurt feathers – the best drug you could ever imagine.

But, as the Game Cat says, BE CAREFUL, BE VERY CAREFUL

But Scribble wouldn’t listen.

Now Scribble is searching for Curious Yellow, the ultimate, perhaps even mythical Vurt feather. A trail which lead him beyond the boundaries of love, self and possibly even return.

”Screams out to be read.”
'City Life'

”Jeff Noon’s stunning, bizarre, compulsive first novel, 'Vurt', brings cyberpunk to Manchester, and transforms the city.
'Pulp Magazine'

About the Author

Jeff Noon was born in Manchester in 1957. He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His first novel, Vurt, was published in 1993 and went on to win the Arthur C. Clarke Award. His other books include Automated Alice, Pixel Juice, Needle in the Groove and Falling out of Cars. His plays include Woundings, The Modernists and Dead Code. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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