There is something about Lux. He's a thief and a liar; he is selfish and self-absorbed and hopelessly vain. But while he looks like Lana Turner and romances like a true Casanova, Lux is actually more like a bumbling, oblivious Mary Tyler Moore.

Amid shouting mobs, police shields, and the hurled bricks of the '80s Brixton riots, Lux is searching for Pearl - the love of his life. Her home has been burned down by a stray petrol bomb, and she's searching for sanctuary along with her friend Nicky. Nicky is traumatized after having killed her computer - her best friend - and is herself being followed by Happy Science PLC. It is their plan to breed a superior next generation by implanting the sperm of genius men inside beautiful women. She knows too much about the plan. Lux is helped in his quest by Kalia, a castaway of Heaven attempting to get back in God's good graces by performing one million good deeds over countless lifetimes. There's also a thrash metal band, a riot-party, past lives, and KY. Lots of KY.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for Martin Millar's Lux the Poet

Hardback Editions

January 1988 : UK Hardback
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Title: Lux the Poet
Author(s): Martin Millar
ISBN: 0-947795-67-7 / 978-0-947795-67-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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Paperback Editions

August 2010 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Lux the Poet
Author(s): Martin Millar
ISBN: 1-4587-9220-X / 978-1-4587-9220-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: General Books
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May 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: Lux the Poet
Author(s): Martin Millar
ISBN: 1-59376-231-3 / 978-1-59376-231-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
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June 1994 : UK Paperback

Title: Lux the poet
Author(s): Martin Millar
ISBN: 1-85702-215-7 / 978-1-85702-215-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lux the Poet
Author(s): Martin Millar
ISBN: 0-947795-62-6 / 978-0-947795-62-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

April 2009 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Lux the Poet
Author(s): Martin Millar
Publisher: Soft Skull Press
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