Pixel Juice by Jeff Noon
Published by Doubleday - 1998
Pixel Juice is the collected outpourings of an overactive mind. A selection of 50 stories from Jeff Noon's head, each one strange, telling, disturbing or sometimes just plain weird.
From the breakdown zones of the mediasphere and the margins of music culture, Jeff Noon samples the image mix. Product recalls, adverts for mad gadgets, dub cut prose remixes, urban fairytales, instructions for lost machines, almost-true tales, dreamy one-pagers, word-dizzy roller coasters. With new stories from the Vurt cycle and other revelations, including the discovery of an 'off' switch for the human body and what robots use for body-piercing, and those difficult-to-find, how-to-play-and-win rules for Pimp! - The Boardgame.
Call it Slipstream, call it Avant Pulp, call it Transfiction, Kaleidopunk, Techno-Whimsy or Genre Melt. Call it what you will, but be quick. Ideas-per-page rating: dangerously close to the legal limit.