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Outrageous Fortune

(2007)
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In this outrageously funny, outrageously inventive debut, one of the most outrageously talented new writers to break onto the sci-fi scene in decades asks the most loaded question of all…

"Don't you hate it when this happens?"

…that's what the business card asks Jonny X67, dream architect to the rich and jaded. It's all the thieves who stole his house left behind. And if that weren't bad enough, a saleswoman named Caroline E61 drops from the sky to sell him a set of encyclopedias and won't take no for an answer. Can his luck get any worse?

In this rip-roaring roller-coaster ride through a brilliantly imagined future of paranoid absurdity, Jonny X will learn the answer soon enough when he falls afoul of a lunatic motorcycle gang nicknamed the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, a relentless Belgian assassin, and his own irate girlfriend. Traversing a cityscape whose neighborhoods are organized by musical genres, running into joke-telling elevators and holographic computer viruses, Jonny is about to learn what a nightmare it's going to be to get his old life back in a reality warping faster than the speed of the imagination. Outrageous Fortune heralds a marvelous new talent sure to be delightfully altering the minds of readers for years to come.


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"The most bizarre, profound and beautiful novel I've read in a long, long time." - Michael Marshall


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June 2008 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Outrageous Fortune: A Novel
Author(s): Tim Scott
ISBN: 0-553-58985-7 / 978-0-553-58985-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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May 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: Outrageous Fortune
Author(s): Tim Scott
ISBN: 0-553-38440-6 / 978-0-553-38440-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Spectra
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May 2007 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Outrageous Fortune
Author(s): Tim Scott
Publisher: Random House Audio
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May 2007 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Outrageous Fortune
Author(s): Tim Scott
Publisher: Random House Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2007 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Outrageous Fortune: A Novel
Author(s): Tim Scott
Publisher: Spectra
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA