Nova Express: The Restored Text

Version: Unabridged
Author: William S. Burroughs , Oliver Harris
Narrator: Ramiz Monsef
Genres: Science Fiction, Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: August 2016
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 5 hours, 40 minutes
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The third and final installment in Burroughs' Nova trilogy, this surrealist novel is part sci-fi, part Swiftian parody, pure Burroughs.The Soft Machine introduced us to the conditions of a universe where endemic lusts of the mind and body pray upon men, hook them, and turn them into beasts. Nova Express takes William S. Burroughs' nightmarish futuristic tale one step further. The diabolical Nova Criminals--Sammy the Butcher, Green Tony, Iron Claws, the Brown Artist, Jacky Blue Note, and Izzy the Push, to name only a few--have gained control and plan on wreaking untold destruction. It's up to Inspector Lee of the Nova Police to attack and dismantle the word and imagery machine of these "control addicts" before it's too late.

Author Details

Author Details

Burroughs, William S.

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. He is best-known work is 1959's "Naked Lunch"--which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include "Junky" and "The Place of Dead Roads" (Picador).

Harris, Oliver

Oliver Harris is a British academic and professor of American literature at Keele University in Staffordshire, UK. He is the author and editor of numerous books, including eight editions of works by William S. Burroughs