A few weeks ago, Jeff Noon came into the office to record some audio snippets of him reading from the imaginative thrill-ride that is Vurt. This was fun, as I’d only vaguely been aware that we had a recording studio! Cue wandering down some maze-like corridors to a part of the office I’d never even known was there, to a tiny cupboard-like room with (to my untutored eye) some rather retro-looking looking recording paraphernalia. But, this is where the magic happens! Jeff’s reading was rich, gritty and massively atmospheric. The surroundings fell away and I saw what his agent had meant, when she said his readings were really something special. I hope you enjoy the audio snippets embedded below (Audible has produced an audio version of the book itself). And there are pictures and links to other Jeff Noon content below that.
Also, if you head over to our Facebook page here, you’ll see how to enter our Vurt competition—we have five signed early cover proofs of the Vurt 20th Anniversary edition to give away, as well as a copy of the HB plus signed cover proof for one lucky winner.
The 20th Anniversary Edition of Jeff Noon’s Vurt features a foreword by Lauren Beukes and three fantastic new Jeff Noon short stories, all set in the extraordinary world of Vurt. Both the 20th anniversary edition of Vurt and the reissue of Pollen are published this month. And there are more articles on and by Jeff on torbooks.co.uk here.
You can see the Vurt trailer here.
See the recent retrospective on Jeff Noon and his writing in the Guardian here.
This post was originally published on the Tor UK blog.
Bella Pagan is the senior commissioning editor for Tor UK. You can find her on Twitter @BellaPagan