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The soft machine of the title is, in fact, the human brain. In the second part of the Nova Tetralogy, William Lee (of JUNKY and NAKED LUNCH, Burroughs's fictional alter-ego) works for the Nova Police, travelling back in time to the Mayan civilization. The Nova Mob, a gang of aliens who have controlled humanity for 3,000 years through viral infections leading to various addictions, have worked within Mayan society and in particular the priesthood--establishing the calendar. Lee must redo the calendar, and bring to ruin the priesthood, and the structure it imposes on Mayan civilization. This book was originally published in 1961.
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Nova Trilogy
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
Author: William S. Burroughs
Street Date: May 10, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-17-7799