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"Thirteen years after its publication, Vurt is still a vibrant reading experience. While some speculative fiction dates horribly (how come the author thought of all of these cool gadgets, but not a cell phone or an mp3 player?), others endure because their authors refuse to wallow in mere genre theatrics and cliché. Vurt is as much a novel of raw youth and the pain of experience as it is a head trip; it's a techno-bildungsroman." Gerry Donaghy, Powells.com (read the entire Powells.com review)

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Publisher Comments:

Vurt is a feather — a drug, a dimension, a dream state, a virtual reality. It comes in many colors: legal Blues for lullaby dreams. Blacks, filled with tenderness and pain, just beyond the law. Pink Pornovurts, doorways to bliss. Silver feathers for techies who know how to remix colors and open new dimensions. And Yellows — the feathers from which there is no escape.

The beautiful young Desdemona is trapped in Curious Yellow, the ultimate Metavurt, a feather few have ever seen and fewer still have dared ingest. Her brother Scribble will risk everything to rescue his beloved sister. Helped by his gang, the Stash Riders, hindered by shadowcops, robos, rock and roll dogmen, and his own dread, Scribble searches along the edges of civilization for a feather that, if it exists at all, must be bought with the one thing no sane person would willingly give.

Review:

"[A]n 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

Review:

"Humorous, horrific, and wildly original, Vurt is an imaginative triumph." Library Journal

Review:

"Surreal." New York Times

Review:

"The mainstreaming of cyberpunk." New Yorker

Synopsis:

Vurt is a feather--a drug, a dimension, a dream state, a virtual reality. It comes in many colors: legal Blues for lullaby dreams. Blacks, filled with tenderness and pain, just beyond the law. Pink Pornovurts, doorways to bliss. Silver feathers for techies who know how to remix colors and open new dimensions. And Yellows--the feathers from which there is no escape. The beautiful young Desdemona is trapped in Curious Yellow, the ultimate Metavurt, a feather few have ever seen and fewer still have dared ingest. Her brother Scribble will risk everything to rescue his beloved sister. Helped by his gang, the Stash Riders, hindered by shadowcops, robos, rock and roll dogmen, and his own dread, Scribble searches along the edges of civilization for a feather that, if it exists at all, must be bought with the one thing no sane person would willingly give.

Synopsis:

A jarring look into the future of virtual reality. Welcome to the vurt, where urban violence is eclipsed by the stroke of a feather: black feather, pink pornovurt feather, glorious yellow feather. . . . Rule #1: Be careful. For one stroke will take you to a virtual reality comprised of memory and dream, central fears and unimaginable hostilities. Winner of the 1994 Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312141448
Author:
Noon, Jeff
Publisher:
St. Martin's Griffin
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Brothers and sisters
Subject:
England
Subject:
Science Fiction - High Tech
Subject:
Virtual Reality
Subject:
Virtual reality -- Fiction.
Subject:
Manchester
Subject:
Science / High Tech
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Vurt
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
19960131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
342
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.49 x 0.9 in

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Product details 342 pages St. Martin's Press - English 9780312141448 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "[A]n 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
"Review A Day" by , "Thirteen years after its publication, Vurt is still a vibrant reading experience. While some speculative fiction dates horribly (how come the author thought of all of these cool gadgets, but not a cell phone or an mp3 player?), others endure because their authors refuse to wallow in mere genre theatrics and cliché. Vurt is as much a novel of raw youth and the pain of experience as it is a head trip; it's a techno-bildungsroman." (read the entire Powells.com review)
"Review" by , "Humorous, horrific, and wildly original, Vurt is an imaginative triumph."
"Review" by , "Surreal."
"Review" by , "The mainstreaming of cyberpunk."
"Synopsis" by ,
Vurt is a feather--a drug, a dimension, a dream state, a virtual reality. It comes in many colors: legal Blues for lullaby dreams. Blacks, filled with tenderness and pain, just beyond the law. Pink Pornovurts, doorways to bliss. Silver feathers for techies who know how to remix colors and open new dimensions. And Yellows--the feathers from which there is no escape. The beautiful young Desdemona is trapped in Curious Yellow, the ultimate Metavurt, a feather few have ever seen and fewer still have dared ingest. Her brother Scribble will risk everything to rescue his beloved sister. Helped by his gang, the Stash Riders, hindered by shadowcops, robos, rock and roll dogmen, and his own dread, Scribble searches along the edges of civilization for a feather that, if it exists at all, must be bought with the one thing no sane person would willingly give.

"Synopsis" by , A jarring look into the future of virtual reality. Welcome to the vurt, where urban violence is eclipsed by the stroke of a feather: black feather, pink pornovurt feather, glorious yellow feather. . . . Rule #1: Be careful. For one stroke will take you to a virtual reality comprised of memory and dream, central fears and unimaginable hostilities. Winner of the 1994 Arthur C. Clarke Award.
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