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Within Without

A Nyquist Mystery

Jeff Noon


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From true weird fiction visionary Jeff Noon comes the fourth book in this Philip K. Dick Award-nominated mystery series.

In the year 1960, private eye John Nyquist arrives in Delirium, a city of a million borders, to pursue his strangest case yet: tracking down the stolen sentient image of faded rock'n'roll star Vince Craven.

As Nyquist tracks Vince's image through Delirium, crossing a series of ever-stranger and more surreal borderzones, he hears tantalising stories of a First Border, Omata, hidden within the depths of the city. But to find it, he'll have to cross into the fractured minds of Delirium's residents, and even into his own...

Praise For Within Without: A Nyquist Mystery

“One of our finest writers...Within Without is a tour de force of surrealist SF”
SFX Magazine

"Feels like an instant cult novel: a weird, psychedelic, literate and literary mystery that weaves a giddy web of confusion and style... An intoxicating and rewarding experience"
Aurealis Magazine

“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 on A Man of Shadows

“Clocks and watches form a recurrent motif in this artful, eerie novel that infuses the mystery genre with symbolism and soul.”
– Financial Times on A Man of Shadows

“Noon is the Lewis Carroll of Manchester’s housing estates" The Times

“Noon is a fiercely urban writer." – New Statesman

“Noon’s blend of quirky ideas, striking prose and imaginative characterisations establishes him as one of the most original voices in imaginative fiction.” – Booklist

“Let’s call him the first of the psychedelic fantasists.”
– Time Out

“Humorous, horrific and wildly original… an imaginative masterpiece.”
– Library Journal on A Man of Shadows

“Intriguingly textured, reliably witty and inventive, Noon’s whirling purposeful fantasy packs a full whallop.”
– Kirkus Reviews

"Classic Jeff Noon weirdness with a beautifully crafted mystery at its heart."
– Starburst Magazine

“It’s a heady psychedelic mix, packed with literary allusions, which brilliantly explores notions of self-identity, personal awareness and how we fit into our own stories.”
– The Guardian on
The Body Library

“Rich, inventive and recommended.”
– Sci-Fi Now on The Body Library

“By writing a novel set in literature itself the author has created a new psychedelic meta-genre as well as a fantastic story that sticks in the mind long after the novel itself is read.”
– British Fantasy Society on The Body Library

Angry Robot, 9780857668981, 400pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2021

About the Author

JEFF NOON is an award-winning British cult 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.