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Man of Shadows (#1 Nyquist Mysteries)

Jeff Noon



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Angry Robot
21 November 2018
Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Crime & mystery; Science fiction; Time Travel; Detective Sci-Fi
The brilliant, mind-bending return to science fiction by one of its most acclaimed visionaries Below the neon skies of Dayzone - where the lights never go out, and night has been banished - lowly private eye John Nyquist takes on a teenage runaway case. His quest takes him from Dayzone into the permanent dark of Nocturna.

As the vicious, seemingly invisible serial killer known only as Quicksilver haunts the streets, Nyquist starts to suspect that the runaway girl holds within her the key to the city's fate. In the end, there's only one place left to search- the shadow-choked zone known as Dusk.

File Under- Science Fiction A Man Out of Time | Not Alone | Like Quicksilver | Into Dusk
By:   Jeff Noon
Imprint:   Angry Robot
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 139mm,  Spine: 24mm
Weight:   364g
ISBN:   9780857666703
ISBN 10:   0857666703
Series:   Nyquist Mysteries
Publication Date:   21 November 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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 work spans SF and fantasy genres, exploring the ever-changing borderzone between genre fiction and the avant-garde. Author hometown: Brighton, UK

Reviews for Man of Shadows (#1 Nyquist Mysteries)

This superb novel of light, glass and blood proves again that Jeff Noon is one of our few true visionaries. - Warren Ellis A disturbing and bizarre journey by one of the great masters of weird fiction. - Adrian Tchaikovsky, Arthur C Clarke Award-winning author of Children of Time PRAISE FOR JEFF NOON Winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award 1994 for Vurt, listed in Lesher's Best Novels of The Nineties [Vurt] Winner of the 1995 John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer Noon is the Lewis Carroll of Manchester's housing estates: eccentric, surreal, and ready to take everything to its most absurd conclusion. In Noon's stories the cocktail of alienation, narcotics and gadgetry fizzes with energy. - The Times To say that Jeff Noon is a talented author is like saying that Neil Armstrong has travelled a bit. - Starburst magazine Noon is a fiercely urban writer. [He] reflects the energy of the rave generation: the hammer and twist of the music, the language of the computer games addict and the buzz of technology. - New Statesman In his work, Noon ambitiously, constantly and effectively stretches the limits of language by creating completely innovative and new ways of telling stories, not just in terms of ideas but in the words themselves' - City Life Noon's blend of quirky ideas, striking prose and imaginative characterisations establishes him as one of the most original voices in imaginative fiction. - Booklist A punk Aldous Huxley stringing together images and oddities to assemble an apocalyptic dreamworld. - Arena Energetic and unconventional... A counter-culture adventurer. - TLS Manchester's answer to William Gibson - Select Magazine Let's call him the first of the psychedelic fantasists. - Time Out A writer who has managed to develop a very individual voice, mixing often lyrical dream-like language with the harshness of his image of a future society. - The Times Jeff Noon's books are so good they should come with a government warning. - Jockeyslut A virtual wonderland. - Vanity Fair Humorous, horrific and wildly original... an imaginative masterpiece. - Library Journal Observes most of the conventions of cyberpunk fiction [yet] its imagery is insistently organic, and owes more to the underground pharmacology of the rave scene than to the world of hard wired chips and user interface. - New Yorker Intriguingly textured, reliably witty and inventive, Noon's whirling purposeful fantasy packs a full whallop. - Kirkus Reviews Fantasmogic and Pulpish. - Salon Weird as it is wonderful. - London Times No review can do Noon's writing justice: it's a phantasmagoric combination of the more imaginative science fiction masters, such as Phillip K. Dick, genres such as cyberpunk and pulp fiction, and drug culture. - Amazon Cyberpunk at the cutting edge. - Maxim An imaginative and linguistic tour de force... an exquisitely grimy fable. - The Independent The bizarrely logical world Noon creates with its touches of Orwellian satire and William Gibsonesque cybervision is truly original. - Q Magazine Dark, edgy and decaying. - GQ Elegant, inventive, and funny. - SFX A wild hallucinatory ride through a nightmare/ dream vision of the twentieth century. - Locus Needle in the Groove is where the mainstream of literature ought to be in the 21st century... seething, sexualised, chemically enhanced. - The Wire Falling Out of Cars is part of Noon's continuing revolt out of genre and into creative resistance against all traditional forms of fiction. - The Guardian There are echoes of Burroughs/Gysin's cut-up method, surrealist automatic writing, and most prominently the Oulipo's literature of constraint. An experimental work you can dance to. - Review of Contemporary Fiction

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