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Author: Jeff Noon
ISBN: 033033882X
Subcategory: Earth Sciences
Pages 336 pages
Publisher Pan MacMillan (December 2001)
Language English
Category: Science
Rating: 4.2
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eBook Pollen download

by Jeff Noon


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Jeff Noon just really screwed his own series with this book. Luckily he went on to write other novels, including a totally different series.

The sweet death of Coyote, master taxi driver, was only the first  . Jeff Noon just really screwed his own series with this book. Pollen, Jeff Noon's sequel to Vurt, is a good read, but ultimately didn't live up to my expectations.

Jeff Noon was born in Manchester in 1957. He was trained in the visual arts, and was musically active on the punk scene before starting to write plays for the theatre. His first novel, Vurt, was published in 1993 and went on to win the Arthur C. Clarke Award. His other books include Pollen, Automated Alice, Nymphomation, Pixel Juice, Needle in the Groove, Cobralingus, Falling Out Of Cars and most recently Channel Sk1n. His plays include Woundings, The Modernists and Dead Code.

Pollen is a 1995 science fiction novel written by British author Jeff Noon. Pollen is the sequel to Vurt and concerns the ongoing struggle between the real world and the virtual world. When concerning the virtual world, some references to Greek mythology are noticeable, including Persephone and Demeter, the river Styx and Charon, and Hades (portrayed by the character John Barleycorn). The novel is set in Manchester.

A True Cyberpunk Novel. Published by Thriftbooks. com User, 11 years ago. This is the first book by Jeff Noon I've read; I now consider myself a fan. This is a book that I would classify as one of the 'truer' cyberpunk books out there. What I mean by that is the setting in Noon's book plays a central role in the story itself. Make no mistake this isn't some romance, western or sleuth story thrown in a cyberpunk setting.

Soon people are sneezing and dying all over Manchester. Telekinetic cop Sybil Jones knows that, like Coyote, they died happy - but even a happy death can be a murder. As exotic blooms begin to flower all over the city, the pollen count is racing towards 2000 and Sybil is running out of time. Britain's first star of cyberpunk' Guardian, 'Great Fun.

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Soon people are sneezing and dying all over Manchester. Telekinetic cop Sybil Jones knows that, like Coyote, they died happy – but even a happy death can be a murder. Britain’s first star of cyberpunk’ Guardian, ‘Great Fun. Read it’ Mail on Sunday, ‘As weird as it is wonderful’ The Times, ‘Surprising in its subtlety and deftness of characterization’ The Times, ‘A genuinely new flavour.

The sweet death of Coyote, master taxi driver, was only the first. Soon people are sneezing and dying all over Manchester. Telekinetic cop Sybil Jones knows that, like Coyote, they died happy - but even a happy death can be a murder. As exotic blooms begin to flower all over the city, the pollen count is racing towards 2000 and Sybil is running out of time. 'As weird as it is wonderful ...surprising in its subtlety and deftness of characterisation'. - "The Times". 'Great fun. Read it.' - "Mail on Sunday". 'A genuinely new flavour ...the first of the psychedelic cyberfantasists'. - Charles Shaar Murray, "Time Out". 'Jeff Noon's books are so good they should come with a government warning'. -Jockeyslut.
zmejka
This is the third Jeff Noon book I've read, the others Vurt and Nymphomation both taking place before this one. While I enjoyed the vivid writing style of the book and the expansion on the shadow theme from Vurt I was let down by the characters which didn't feel as fleshed out as in the prior books. The character of Boda, in particular, which is an enigmatic ball of love and hate, really showing the most emotion of any character in the book, never has the reasons behind her emotions revealed. The mystery behind her character was the main thread that grabbed my interest through the beginning of the book and the lack of resolution of that mystery left me dissatisfied. This isn't meant to discourage any potential readers as overall the story is well paced and immensely imaginative. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoyed Vurt but urge anyone who hasn't read any of Jeff Noon's work to start with Vurt or Nymphomation first as a good deal of the background as well as some minor characters draw from these books and benefit from some prior exposure.
Qus
This guy's imagination is about the size of the galaxy. And there's a humanity that his writing reveals as well :his heart is beating (and breaking) for his unique and uniquely strange characters. And I'm only on p.155! It might be advisable to read his book, Vurt, first. Not sure, but you definitely don't need to.
Karg
Such a playfully insightful story. Set through a changing shifting reality begging one to consider how real the things we are, and think, and dream really are. Great scifi, loads of fun
The Rollers of Vildar
I read this book right after VURT. I believe they are both part of a series although I have not figured out the exact order yet. This book is fantastic. Just as well written as VURT. Great story, great characters, etc. No complaints here! I highly suggest this read.
Jogrnd
Mr. Noon, I'm sorry, but I hated your book. I think your writing style is kind of cool, but I couldn't get past the dog-humans and zombies chasing taxi cabs… but I really got frustrated with the dogs. They really bothered me. And when they started talking in this doggy-growl language, and then the car started talking to the cab drivers, all I could think of was the car from Who Framed Roger Rabbit. Didn't a dog also drive a talking cab in that movie? Well, unfortunately I couldn't finish it. I gave it away. I would like to try other books by you, Mr. Noon, as long as there are no dog/humans and talking, telepathic taxi cabs.
Oso
Such a wonderful read. Bought this after VURT. Vurt is still superior, but this was a good second.
Dalallador
the book arived fast and is in excellent condition. im very happy with this buy.the store is trust worth as i see it and i would recommend it.
I really loved Vurt, but Pollen is one of those works that takes away a little of the magic of what came before. At first it seems like its going to the noir hard-boiled detective side of the Vurt universe, but it quickly takes a turn and starts getting deep in the weeds of all the minute details of this fantasy universe. You learn all about how some magics work with other magics and why, and all these systems that underlie the world and its inhabitants.

It was a pretty big deflation for me... think midicholrians in the Star Wars prequels. Whereas Vurt is this drug-addled adventure where the world is mysterious and it's hard to know what's even real, Pollen paints away all that mystery by spelling out all the details. And all the details are so dull and beige. I feel like it's a step from magical realism to a D&D manual.

Maybe this book was written for the type of people who are really into that sort of thing. But be aware that there's another, pretty big, change in tone. Vurt is a book that benefits from a tight focus and quick pacing. Pollen is much more plodding, and sweeping in scope. In general, wouldn't recommend this to people who loved Vurt, but if you're really into learning these kinds of systems, go for it.