I have, at times talked about Jeff Noon and my at times borderline obsessiveness over the literary universe(s) he has created (Vurt being the major, most central to them - a fantasy drugged and musicked version of Manchester).

Have any of you ever read his short story collection Pixel Juice? It had a number of stories that tied the Vurt world together. And it had a *very* memorable story about a particular soft drink.

Fast forward nearly 20 years, someone turned Solace into an interactive web animation story. And it, as best as my memory can tell you, follows the dialogue *exactly*.

This was a journey into reliving a part of my younger experiences in a way that seemed as pure as pure.

As of right now, Pixel Juice is in a box of books waiting to be moved and unpacked, but I might have to change that or buy a digital copy, because my head is reeling, and I want to compare my memory to the original source to this.

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The guys behind this project knocked it out of the park. Many of my online endeavors have borrowed Noon’s characters as my avatar names/nicknames and I’ve never let Noon’s work stray far from my attention.

There is a great interview about the project over here:

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And I encourage everyone who enjoys SciFi and has a few minutes to go to Solace: an Interactive Story.