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Automated Alice


Automated Alice

Automated Alice
Author Jeff Noon
Illustrator Harry Trumbore
Country Great Britain
Language English
Series Vurt series
Genre Steampunk
Publisher Doubleday
Publication date
Media type Print (Paperback & Hardback)
ISBN ISBN 978-0-385-40808-0 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 37155563
Preceded by Pollen
Followed by Nymphomation

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

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.