Band from Glasgow, Scotland, named after the novel by William S. Burroughs. Formed in late 1999, and sound a bit like Primal Scream and The Jesus and Mary Chain.

Also, Andrew Mackay, Saxophone player with Roxy Music was in a band called Nova Express in the mid-60's.

Nova Express is a not-so-large courier company located in Vancouver, BC with an interesting history. It recently changed its name from Dwarf Courier, see its history there.

Nova Express' logo is a "ripoff" of FedEx, written as NovEx and with nearly the same color scheme.

Nova Express declared bankruptcy on January 15, 2000, but was bought by a third party company after its Vancouver Island assets were liquidated.

Nova Express specializes in overnight deliveries but will provide same-day service to its more popular customers. As they are not a multinational company, they utilize other couriers (namely UPS and Purolator) for international and out-of-BC deliveries.
Though this is merely my opinion, many others share it. NovEx is over-priced and the service is low-rate. There are many other couriers in Vancouver that are a better bet.
Another postmodern cutup novel brought to you by William S. Burroughs. The last book in the Nova Trilogy (the preceding two being The Soft Machine and The Ticket That Exploded). Most of these books can be described as both difficult to read and understand. This is both because of Burroughs' cutup style and because, to put it honestly they're yucky. Not to say I didn't enjoy them.

From my perspective, Nova Express is a literary collage of all the elements that define William Burroughs' greatest fears and desires. These fears are the idea that reality is a grand cosmic conspiracy designed to fuck you from the start. The book embodies the conspiracy in the Nova Criminals, who jump from planet to planet infecting everyone on a planet with an irrational desire to enslave and destroy each other. This process accelerates until heroin is introduced (the great enslaver) and this is the moment when a planet goes "Nova" which isn't fully explained, but I supposed it is similar to when a star goes Nova. The only thing that can stop this, according to Burroughs, is apomorphine, a sort of opiate addiction cure.

William's desires always take the form of homosexual fantasy, almost always with young foreign boys.

The book makes more sense if you examine its historical context. Computers were new and commonly feared as able to do things that they just can't. The Cold War was at its coldest and so conspiracy paranoia was rampant. Also, it is well known that Burroughs was, in his own words, an expert addict, epecially to heroin which alienated him from society. L. Ron Hubbard was creating a new religious mythology, Scientology, with which Burroughs was experimenting at the time (and later abandoned and discredited). Burroughs exagerrates all these historical elements to create a mythology for the book.

Most vivid in my mind is the exquisite detail Burroughs goes into when describing the repulsive. You can almost hear the old wierdo's sick laughter as you ingest the foul prose. I recall firey, insectoid landscapes with accompanying pink cartilage and rectal mucus. Yes, rectal mucus. Thanks William, nice touch.

There's a lot more to this book than I have tried to describe and you should find certainly construct your own interpretation. It's dense and frightening and wonderful all at the same time. And you should read it.

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