Now Wait for Last Year

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HarperCollins, 1996 - 225 pages
Once Gino Molinari, elected leader of Earth and supreme commander of its armed forces in the war against the reegs, had been assassinated by a political rival. The second time he had a heart attack while negotiating a surrender to the enemy. But now he was back, younger and more vigorous than before, giving Earth new hope in its battle for survival. Had he really died? Was an artificial Molinari - a robant - masquerading as the overlord of Earth? And what about the men from Lilistar, supposedly Earth's allies? Come to that, what about the reegs, supposedly Earth's enemies? One way and another, the solar system was in bad trouble and Molinari was the only one who could get it out of the mess it was in. If he could stay alive long enough. Or at least not stay dead too long...

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Dick's books sometimes collapse under the weight of the conceptual elements he puts into play--futuristuc psychedelic drugs, time travel, alternative universes, aliens, dopplegangers, space colonies ... Read full review

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Has many of the familiar PKD elements: reality-altering drugs, a faltering marriage, simulated realities, political conspiracy and talking taxis (seriously, talking taxis whose soulless electronic ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

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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