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The Ticket That Exploded

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The Ticket That Exploded

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Author: William S. Burroughs
Publisher: Grove Press, 1962
Series: The Nova Trilogy: Book 2

1. The Soft Machine
2. The Ticket That Exploded
3. Nova Express

Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
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Inspector Lee and the Nova Police have been forced to engage the Nova Mob in one final battle for the planet. This is Burroughs's nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of Johnny Yen's chicken-hypnotizing and green Venusian-boy-girls, of ad men and conmen whose destructive language has spread like an incurable disease; a virus and parasite that takes over every human body.

One of Burroughs's most approachable works, The Ticket That Exploded is the climax of his innovative 'cut-up' Nova trilogy - following The Soft Machine and Nova Express - and is an enthralling and frightening image of the future.


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