Vurt

Jeff Noon

Ages 12+
4.06 based on 8112 ratings & 519 reviews on Goodreads.com
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11 April 2013
9780230768802
400 pages
Synopsis

The 20th Anniversary Edition with a foreword by Lauren Beukes and three fantastic new short stories, all set in the extraordinary world of Vurt

Take a trip in a stranger's head. Travel rain-shot streets with a gang of hip malcontents, hooked on the most powerful drug you can imagine. Yet Vurt feathers are not for the weak. As the mysterious Game Cat says, ‘Be careful, be very careful’. But Scribble isn't listening. He has to find his lost love.

His journey is a mission to find Curious Yellow, the ultimate, perhaps even mythical Vurt feather. As the most powerful narcotic of all, Scribble must be prepared to leave his current reality behind.

'Passionate, distinctive, demanding and enthralling' The Times, 'Refreshing, disturbing and original' Independent

'Too beautiful for bikers, too harsh for hippies' New Stateman and Society

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