The 30th Anniversary edition of Jeff Noon’s award winning cult classic,Vurt
File Under: Fantasy [ Curious Yellow | Urban Wonderland | Game Cat | Living on the Dub Side ]
Totally feathered up and living on the dub side…
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.
Jeff Noon is an award-winning British novelist, short story writer and playwright. He won the Arthur C Clarke Award for Vurt, the John W Campbell award for Best New Writer, a Tinniswood Award for innovation in radio drama and the Mobil prize for playwriting. He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His last novel, The Body Library, was nominated for the Philip K Dick Award.
“I remember my sharp delight, in 1993 on first discovering Vurt’s hallucinogenic VR-induced Manchester. It instantly became one of my favourite examples of new directions in science fiction, and remains so these decades later!”
– William Gibson, author of Neuromancer and The Peripheral
“An intense, blistering story about the price of knowledge, full of dreamers and borderlands.”
– Lauren Beukes, author of The Shining Girls
“Passionate, distinctive, demanding and enthralling.”
– The Times
“A gripping piece of speculative fiction.”
– The Guardian
“Refreshing, disturbing and original.” – The Independent
“An audacious fantasia, exhibiting a narrative daring and command few new writers can boast, sweeping the reader along as though it were a Vurt feather-trip itself.”
– Publishers Weekly
“Subversive, transgressive. It gets under your skin like Cronenberg.” – Chuck Wendig
“Vivid, restless, street-writing, neon-noir, ranging widely through fantasies and rationalities. An utterly unique, quite brilliant piece of writing.”
– Adam Roberts, author of Jack Glass
“Vurt was a better Philip K. Dick novel than most of Dick’s own books”
– Richard Kadrey
“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.”