Automated Alice

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Automated Alice
Jeff Noon - Automated Alice.jpeg
AuthorJeff Noon
IllustratorHarry Trumbore
CountryGreat Britain
LanguageEnglish
SeriesVurt series
GenreSteampunk
PublisherDoubleday
Publication date
1996
Media typePrint (Paperback & Hardback)
ISBN978-0-385-40808-0 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC37155563
Preceded byPollen
Followed byNymphomation

Automated Alice is a fantasy novel by British author Jeff Noon, first published in 1996. The book follows Alice's travels to a future Manchester city populated by Newmonians, Civil Serpents and a vanishing cat.

The book was written as both the third book in the Vurt series and the "trequel" to the famous Lewis Carroll books, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.

Plot summary[edit]

The story of Automated Alice tells of the character of Alice from Lewis Carroll's books in a future version of Manchester, England. After following her Great Aunt Ermintrude's parrot Whippoorwill through a grandfather clock, Alice and Alice's doll Celia get lost in a world inhabited by Newmonians, entities made from two objects combined, for example a zebra and a human.

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