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Beauman, Ned

Overview
Works: 17 works in 134 publications in 10 languages and 3,715 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Humorous fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Alternative histories (Fiction)  Science fiction  Thrillers (Fiction)  Historical fiction  Dystopian fiction  Dystopias 
Roles: Author, wat, wpr, Creator
Classifications: PR6102.E225, 823.92
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Ned Beauman
The teleportation accident : a novel by Ned Beauman( Book )

34 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the declining Weimar Republic, Egon Loeser works as a stage designer for New Expressionist theatre. His hero is the greatest set designer of the seventeenth century, Adriano Lavicini, who devised the so-called Teleportation Device for the whisking of actors from one scene to another-a miracle, until the thing malfunctioned, causing numerous deaths and perhaps summoning the devil himself. Apolitical in a dangerous time, sex-driven in a dry spell, Loeser leaves the tired scene in Berlin in pursuit of the lubricious Adele Hitler (no relation), who couldn't care less about him. Heading first to Paris and then to Los Angeles, he finds his entire tired Berlin social circle reconstituted in exile, under the patronage of a crime writer and his possibly philandering wife. He also finds himself uncomfortably close to a string of murders at Caltech, where a physicist, assisted by Adele herself, is trying to develop a device for honest-to-God teleportation. Following his breathtaking debut, Boxer, Beetle, Ned Beauman ups the ante, creating in The Teleportation Accident a marvelous mash-up of historical fiction, L.A. noir, science fiction, and satire, and proving himself a star on the rise"
Glow : a novel by Ned Beauman( Book )

27 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 874 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From one of England's most accomplished young writers: a taut, riveting, compulsively readable novel in which a young man (with a bizarre sleep disorder) uncovers the connections between foxes behaving oddly in London, Burmese people going missing, and glow, the newest recreational drug. South London, May 2010: twenty-two-year-old Raf spends his days looking after Rose, a bull terrier who guards the transmitters for a pirate radio station, and his nights at raves in dingy warehouses and launderettes, where he first hears about the mysterious glow. When a good friend disappears without a trace, Raf's efforts to find him will lead gradually and then suddenly right into the thick of a massive corporate conspiracy. And along the way, he falls in love with a stunningly beautiful young woman, only to discover that there is far more to Cherish than meets the eye. Combining the pace, drama, and explosive plot twists of a thriller with his trademark intellectual, linguistic, and comedic pyrotechnics, Glow is Ned Beauman's most compelling and virtuosic novel yet"--
Madness is better than defeat by Ned Beauman( Book )

15 editions published between 2017 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A wild, astonishing novel (by arguably England's most accomplished young writer) about Manhattan and Hollywood in the 1930s, Mayan gods, and a CIA operation gone terribly wrong--and the Booker short-listed Ned Beauman's magnum opus thus far. In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a screwball comedy on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit it for his own ends, unaware that the temple is a locus of conspiracies grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with insanity, conspiracy, ingenuity, and adventure, showcasing Beauman's anarchic humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat teases, absorbs, entertains, and dazzles in equal measure"--
Boxer beetle : a novel by Ned Beauman( Book )

27 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"London, 1934. Philip Erskine, gentleman entomologist and Nazi sympathizer, is distracted from his beetle breeding by an interest in eugenics, and by one beguiling human specimen: Seth 'Sinner' Roach, a Jewish, homosexual, nine-toed runt of a boxer. Seventy-five years later, a crime scene clue sets a hapless collector of wartime memorabilia on the trail of scientist and subject, leading toward a danger that may not have died with the third reich, after all ..."--Page 4 of cover
The teleportation accident by Ned Beauman( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Egon Loeser's carnal misfortunes will push him from the experimental theatres of Berlin to the absinthe bars of Paris to the physics laboratories of Los Angeles, trying all the while to solve the mystery of whether it was really a deal with Satan that claimed the life of his hero, Adriano Lavicini
Glow : a novel by Ned Beauman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

South London, May 2010: twenty-two-year-old Raf spends his days looking after Rose, a bull terrier who guards the transmitters for a pirate radio station, and his nights at raves in dingy warehouses and launderettes, where he first hears about the mysterious glow. When a good friend disappears without a trace, Raf's efforts to find him will lead gradually and then suddenly right into the thick of a massive corporate conspiracy
Madness is better than defeat : a novel by Ned Beauman( )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wild, astonishing literary thriller by arguably England's most accomplished young writer, about Manhattan and Hollywood in the 1930s, Mayan gods, and a CIA operation gone terribly wrong--the Booker short-listed Ned Beauman's magnum opus thus far.In 1938, two rival expeditions descend on an ancient temple recently discovered in the jungles of Honduras, one intending to shoot a screwball comedy on location there, the other to disassemble the temple and ship it back to New York. A seemingly endless stalemate ensues, and twenty years later a rogue CIA agent sets out to exploit it for his own ends, unaware that the temple is a locus of conspiracies far grander than anyone could ever have guessed. Shot through with insanity, intrigue, ingenuity, and adventure, showcasing Beauman's anarchic humor, spectacular imagination, and riveting prose, Madness Is Better Than Defeat teases, absorbs, entertains, and dazzles in equal measure
<> by Ned Beauman( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in Hebrew and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some pheasants in singularity by Andro Wekua( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High-rise by J. G Ballard( Book )

3 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the author of 'Crash' and 'Cocaine Nights' comes an unnerving tale of life in a modern tower block running out of control. Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction. Cocktail parties degenerate into marauding attacks on 'enemy' floors and the once-luxurious amenities become an arena for riots and technological mayhem. In this visionary tale of urban disillusionment society slips into a violent reverse as the isolated inhabitants of the high-rise, driven by primal urges, create a dystopian world ruled by the laws of the jungle. This edition contains a 2006 interview with the author, and a new introduction by Ned Beauman
Flieg, Hitler, flieg! Belletristik, Lesung by Ned Beauman( Recording )

5 editions published in 2010 in German and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cauṇawīāṃ Baratānawī kahāṇīāṃ by Ned Beauman( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Panjabi and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected stories of two British authors
Boksör böcek by Ned Beauman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Turkish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James White. BODIES by Ned Beauman( Book )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve tomorrows( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Pugni svastiche scarabei by Ned Beauman( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Italian and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Warum der Wahnsinn einer Niederlage vorzuziehen ist by Ned Beauman( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in German and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Boxer beetle : a novel
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Ned Beauman britischer Schriftsteller

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Ned Beauman Écrivain britannique

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Languages
English (89)

German (18)

Spanish (7)

French (5)

Dutch (4)

Italian (3)

Hebrew (2)

Turkish (1)

Panjabi (1)

Czech (1)