Martian Time-Slip: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Mar 8, 2005 - Fiction - 262 pages
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On the arid colony of Mars the only thing more precious than water may be a ten-year-old schizophrenic boy named Manfred Steiner. For although the UN has slated "anomalous" children for deportation and destruction, other people--especially Supreme Goodmember Arnie Kott of the Water Worker's union--suspect that Manfred's disordermay be a window into the future. In Martian Time-Slip Philip K. Dick uses power politics and extraterrestrial real estate scams, adultery, and murder to penetrate the mysteries of being and time.


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User Review  - Lyndatrue - LibraryThing

PKD invokes schizophrenia, one of his favorite topics. Mars is yet another. This is a reissue of the book that was originally printed in 1964. He always looked at the world from some perspective that most never seemed to see. Read full review

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User Review  - Jillian - Goodreads

Read it if you enjoy sci-fi that acts as a foil to history and to current affairs. When PKD wrote this novel, society was globalizing and centralized government was taking over. Martian Time-Slip ... Read full review

About the author (2005)

Phillip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1928, Dick worked in radio and studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley before embarking on his writing career. His first novel, Solar Lottery, was published in 1955. In 1963, Dick won the Hugo Award for his novel, The Man in the High Castle. He also wrote a series of futuristic tales about artificial creatures on the loose; notable of these was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was later adapted into film as Blade Runner. Dick also published several collections of short stories. He died of a stroke in Santa Ana, California, in 1982.

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