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Cyberpunk fans will welcome the reprint of Jeff Noon's joyfully received prequel to Vurt, Nymphomation, a conspiracy thriller in which math geniuses Daisy Love and Jazir Malik's fascination with Domino Bones, the seductive new lottery, leads them on a labyrinthine biotech romp fraught with fractal propagation, sinister flying and talking advertisements, futuristic rave culture and murder, artificial intelligence-style.
Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.--This text refers to the Paperback edition.
The air of Manchester is alive with blurbvurts: automated advertisements chanting their slogans. But the loudest of all is for Domino Bones, the new lottery game. Every Friday night, the winning numbers are illuminated on the body of Lady Luck, the voluptuous figurehead of the game. For the winner, it is unimaginable riches, for the losers, another week to wait for the bones to fall. But there is only one real winner: The Company, which plays the city's fragile expectations with callous ease. When a group of math students begins looking at the mind-numbing probabilities, they slowly uncover the sinister realities behind the mania. The Company is using nymphomation, an evolutionary process that has the power to take over the city's dreams. "THE FACE" called this "a scarily plausible vision of biorobotic advertisements and burger chain-sponsored police forces." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.See all Product Description