August 18, 2021 1:57 PM - by Hughes, Rian - Subscribe

Drawing on Dada, punk and the modernist movements of the twentieth century, XX is assembled from redacted NASA reports, artwork, magazine articles, secret transcripts and a novel within a novel. Deconstructing layout and language in order to explore how idea propagate, acclaimed designer and artist Rian Hughes's debut novel presents a compelling vision of humanity's unique place in the universe, and a realistic depiction of what might happen in the wake of the biggest scientific discovery in human history.

'The best genre book of the last 25 years. Brilliant, exciting, absorbing and mind-blowing . . . Whatever Goethe's Faustus was, whatever Melville's Moby Dick was, whatever Joyce's Ulysses, or Kubrick's 2001 was, XX is its latest expression – a perfect work of art about what it means to be human in a world of gigantic ideas' —Grant Morrison
posted by one for the books (2 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Wow. With this and the FPP on the blue, I’m discovering new reads. Thank you!
posted by Thorzdad at 3:44 PM on August 18, 2021 [1 favorite]

The album mentioned in the book, "Citizen Void," exists.
posted by one for the books at 12:28 PM on August 19, 2021 [1 favorite]

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