Automated Alice by Jeff Noon

By Jeff Noon

Within the final years of his lifestyles, the fantasist, Lewis Carroll, wrote a 3rd Alice publication. This mysterious paintings used to be by no means released or maybe proven to anyone. It has only in the near past been chanced on. Now, eventually, the area can learn of Automated Alice and her impressive adventures sooner or later.
That's no longer rather actual. Automated Alice used to be in truth written by way of Zenith O'Clock, the author of wrongs. within the publication he sends Alice via time, tumbling from the Victorian age to land in 1998, in Manchester, a small city within the North of britain.
Oh pricey, that's on no account correct. This trequel to Alice in Wonderland and Through the having a look Glass was once truly written by means of Jeff midday. Zenith O'Clock is barely a personality invented by means of Jeff midday and any resemblance to people residing or lifeless is only unintended. What Alice encounters within the automatic destiny is usually unintentional too ... a sequence of misadventures, even more odd than your goals.

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It was nearly twelve o'clock when they stopped again for rest. At this time the valley appeared about seven or eight thousand feet deep: they estimated themselves to be slightly more than half-way down. From eleven until twelve they had momentarily expected some disturbing phenomena attendant upon the removal of the ring by the Banker from the clubroom to its place in the museum. But nothing unusual had occurred. "He probably decided to leave it alone for a while," commented" the Big Business Man, as they were discussing the matter.

That's to be expected," said the Doctor. " He glanced up the rocky, precipitous wall behind him. "We've come down a thousand feet, at least. " inquired _the Very Young Man. The Doctor smiled at him quietly. "Rogers' notes put it about twelve thousand," he answered. "It should reach that depth and stop about"—he hesitated a mo-' ment, calculating— "about two o'clock," he finished. Very Young Man. " For some time they sat in silence. From where they sat the valley had all the ap- pearance of a rocky, barren canon of their own world above, as it might have looked on the late afternoon of a cloudless summer day.

Fore, were cut into diamond-shaped sec"My home, gentlemen," said the Chemist, tions and into triangles, never into squares with a wave of his hand. or oblongs. As they approached the house they heard, Most of the streets seemed paved with coming from within, the mellow voice of large, flat gray blocks of a substance re- a woman singing—an odd little minor sembling highly polished stone, or a form theme, with a quaint, lilting rhythm, and of opaque glass. There were no sidewalks, ^^words they could not distinguish.

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