A book by Jeff Noon set in his Vurt universe. Like Automated Alice, it is set somewhat before Pollen and Vurt. Stylistically, it is a bit more like Pollen than Vurt in that it lacks that kind of intense and trippy feeling behind it. On a purely technical level, it is perhaps Noon's most advanced book.

Set in the late 90's, it details the attempts of a band of math students to prevent an evil corporation's lottery-like gambling game (which, amusingly, takes the form of dominoes) from wreaking havok. The corporation's game reminded me a bit of the Borges short story "The Lottery in Babylon."

The book contains some amusing references and explanations relevant to the rest of the Vurt world, including the genesis of Vaz, Hobart, and some other stuff.