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Ciphers
by Paul Di Filippo

Subject: Speculative Fiction / Contemporary Literature
Publisher: Permeable Press (USA)

Edition Our Price inc. p&p Status
paperback, 533pp, ISBN 188263330X, 1997 N/A out of print
signed first edition hardback, 1 of 100 copies, 533pp, ISBN 1878914022, 1997 UK: £25.00
Europe: £33.61
USA: £38.30
Elsewhere: £39.25
in stock (out of print with publisher)

Ciphers cover

    If you're into Di Filippo, rejoice, because they just don't come any more Di Filippoian than this baby.
    Bruce Sterling
    With Ciphers, Paul Di Filippo has deconstructed three riotous decades with momentous self-referentiality and wit. He's a remarkable writer.
    Barry Malzberg
    Tilt-a-whirl, splice 'n' dice briomanic ... in the twisting mirror we see our own true gaze. Take a look, but hang on.
    Kathe Koja


Paul Di Filippo has achieved the impossible: breaking new ground with vividly imaginative and experimental prose which is nonetheless moving, funny, vastly entertaining, and liberally dosed with kinky sex. Ciphers turns paranoia inside out, rewrites history on a grand scale, and like all good rock 'n' roll it "has a good beat you can really dance to!"

Ciphers is as offbeat as anything Paul Di Filippo has ever produced, with more in common with Thomas Pynchon than any other comparison that comes to mind. It is clever, hilarious, subversive, fascinating, and paced like a roller-coaster. Conspiracy theorists will find much to ponder between these covers, as will herpetologists and economists, religio-historians and X-rated movie star wannabes. Over 500 pages of sex, drugs, rock-n-roll – and information theory!