The Ticket That Exploded Setting & Symbolism

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Tape Recorders

Tape recorders are used in the novel to record, splice, playback, and record again. This is both the method that the viruses (or Nova Mob) uses to make itself stronger, and the process by which they are arrested and disposed of.

Video Cameras

A similar technique is used with Video Cameras as is with tape recorders.

Heavy Metal

Though the nature of this substance is never revealed, it is a source of addiction for many people in the novel and a means of control utilized by the Nova Mob.

Spaceships

Spaceships are featured a few times in the novel.

Fish boys

These alienesque creatures are featured throughout the book

Newt boys

Ali purchases a newt boy and walks through a community of them near a series of canals.

Crab Guards

Crab guards are another alien race vying for control of earth.

Insect People

Insect People from...

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