Vurt by Jeff Noon

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In futuristic Manchester, England, Scribble has lost his sister to the Vurt--an altered state reached by drugs in different colored feathers.

About Jeff Noon

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Jeff Noon is the author of five novels: Vurt, Pollen, Automated Alice, Nymphomation, and Needle in the Groove; and a collection of short stories, Pixel Juice. He won the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer in 1995. "From the Hardcover edition.
Published January 1, 1993 by Ringpull Press. 370 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But this brave new world of entertainment isn't user-friendly, and when Scribble and his sister Desdemona share a dangerous yellow feather to enjoy incestuous sex, the fantasy ends with the young girl disappearing into a virtual no-man's land while Scribble is left to confront reality alone.

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Scribble, a member of a small gang of ``young hip malcontents,'' the Stash Riders, has lost his beloved sister, Desdemona (don't ask how beloved if you're shy about incest), to a black-market Vurt, getting in return a shapeless alien he dubs ``The Thing-from-Outer Space.'' Determined to find anot...

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Dick or William Burroughs, and if you want a really nightmarish future, imagine one in which all the literary prizes go to novels like Vurt.

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Jeff Noon Website ISFDB Bibliography A debut novel by unknown author for a tiny publishing house that had never released anything before, Vurt went onto achieve both critical and commercial success culminating in the Arthur C Clarke Award.

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Part drug, part software, Vurt is the gateway to a dangerous, Dali-esque virtual playhouse.

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