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Pollen by Jeff Noon

Pollen returns us to the future Manchester of Noon’s remarkable first novel, Vurt. This time the city is threatened by an outbreak of murderous flora and a dangerous alliance between creatures of the Vurt dream world and power-hungry individuals in Manchester.Its central character, Sibyl Jones, is a Shadow cop, and, at least initial...


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Vurt by Jeff Noon

Set in a distorted, near-future Manchester, Jeff Noon’s novel tells the story of Scribble’s quest for his sister and lover, Desdemona, who he has lost in the Vurt. The Vurt is an alternative (or virtual/vurtual) reality which can serves as a metaphor for drug-induced visions, cyberspace, and perhaps the human imagination itself. Acce...


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