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 disorder  may 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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Picked up after reading Red Mars author Kim Stanley Robinsons rave review He wrote Philip K. Dicks Martian TimeSlip 1964 is one of his best novels and one of the best Martian novels too. This time the ... Read full review

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Dick's 1968 novel offers a world in which water is a precious commodity and schizophrenia is the norm. For all sf collections. Read full review

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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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