Jeff Noon


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in Droylsden (Lancashire), The United Kingdom
November 24, 1957

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Jeff Noon is a novelist, short story writer and playwright whose works make extensive use of wordplay and fantasy.

He studied fine art and drama at Manchester University and was subsequently appointed writer in residence at the city's Royal Exchange theatre. But Noon did not stay too long in the theatrical world, possibly because the realism associated with the theatre was not conducive to the fantastical worlds he was itching to invent. While working behind the counter at the local Waterstone's bookshop, a colleague suggested he write a novel. The result of that suggestion,

Vurt, was the hippest sci-fi novel to be published in Britain since the days of Michael Moorcock in the late sixties.

Like Moorcock, Noon is not preoccupied with technolo

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“Expect to feel pleasure. Knowledge is sexy. Expect to feel pain. Knowledge is torture. ”
Jeff Noon, Vurt

“Hey!" he shouted. "This is my fucking Lake of Death. I have complete and utter exclusive rights to sailing this lake. Get the fuck off my lake!”
Jeff Noon, Pollen

“In Bottletown, even our tears flicker like jewels.”
Jeff Noon, Vurt

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