This is nonfiction commentary. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publishers book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Vurt, Nymphomation, Needle in the Groove, Automated Alice, Pollen. Source: Wikipedia. Free updates online. Not illustrated. Excerpt: Nymphomation is a novel by British author Jeff Noon, first published in 1997.
In terms of publishing history Nymphomation is the 4th novel in Noons Vurt series, following publication of Vurt (1993), Pollen (1995) and Automated Alice (1996) (itself simultaneously a trequel to Alices Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass), though being set predominantly in 1999 it can be considered properly as a prequel to Vurt: in terms of fictional chronology of characters and settings the Vurt sequence runs Automated Alice, Nymphomation, Vurt then finally Pollen.
Nymphomation tells the story of a lottery in Manchester and a group attempting to crack the secrets of that lottery, but it also sets the background for much of the mythology found in Noons previous novels. The AnnoDomino Company has been granted a 12-month trial period to run a lottery in Manchester, before rolling it out across the rest of the country should it prove successful.
The head of the company is the mysterious character known only as Mr Million. Adult players are able to purchase dominoes displaying two constantly changing numbers for one puny each. Once a week these numbers will solidify, at the same time as that weeks winning numbers are displayed on television by Lady Cookie Luck and presenter Tommy Tumbler. The one person whose domino exactly matches wins 10 million- those holding half-matches wins 100 punies. Anyone who wins with a double-six becomes the new Mr Million- anyone who wins with a double-blank will win the Joker Bone.
The air of Manchester is alive with the sound of blurbflies: organic/mechanic creations of the AnnoDomin...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=650842