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S.N.U.F.F. - Victor Pelevin

S.N.U.F.F. - Victor Pelevin
 S.N.U.F.F. - Victor PelevinS.N.U.F.F. - Victor Pelevin 

Title: S.N.U.F.F.

Author:  Victor Pelevin

ISBN:  9781473213029

Weight:  990g

Signed first edition, first printing



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S.N.U.F.F. by Victor Pelevin

Damilola Karpov is a pilot.  Living in Byzantium, a huge sky city floating above the land of Urkaina, he makes his living as a drone pilot – capable of being a cameraman who records the events unfolding in Urkaina or, with the weapons aboard his drone, of making a newsworthy event happen for his employers: ‘Big Byz Media’.

His recordings are known as S.N.U.F.F.: Special Newsreel/Universal Feature Film.

S.N.U.F.F. is a superb post-apocalyptic novel, exploring the conflict between the nation of Urkaina, its causes and its relationship with ‘Big Byz’, the city above.  Contrasting poverty and luxury, low and high technology, barbarity and civilisation – while asking questions about the nature of war, the media, entertainment and humanity.

Peer & Press Reviews

A book rich in well-observed satirical jibes, zingy conversational duels and evocative description.

Strange Horizons

A joy to read…  Complex ideas are rendered simply and organically, never disturbing the narrative flow.

The New York Times

The core strength of Pelevin’s writing is its unruly, suggestive energy.

The Independent

Pelevin is blessed with a distinctive mix of eloquence and nervous energy, inventive storytelling and subversive wit.

Publishers Weekly

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title: S.N.U.F.F.
Translator: Andrew Bromfield
Book Features
Edition / printing: First edition, first printing
Edition background:

There were only 500 signed copies of this edition, and a major high street chain bought them all… apart from the two we managed to obtain!  Because they went to a chain, the jackets have their own unique stock number, i.e. 9781785172472.  As would be expected though, the ISBN number on the copyright page remains 9781473213029.

Note that while these books are considered signed, it would be more accurate to say they have Victor Pelevin’s initials on the tipped-in signature page (see image).  The two characters on this page are the Russian alphabet’s equivalent of V and P in the English language.

Overall condition: Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed: Yes – on a tipped-in signature page immediately before the title page.  This page also gives the book’s title, the author’s name, the name of the publisher and the month and year of publication
Book Stats
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Imprint: Gollancz
Publication date:
Printed by: CPI Group (UK) Ltd, Croydon
ISBN 13: 9781473213029
ISBN 10: 1473213029
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages: 469
Size (h x w x d): 241 x 162 x 43mm
Design Credits
Jacket design: Graeme Langhorne
Jacket illustration: Sam Dunn

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