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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Only part I really like about the book was the ending. - Goodreads
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One of Dick's strongest novels of the 1960s, Time-Slip is dense and serious. The plot involves mental illness, time travel, the ethics of real estate speculation and a troubled marriage. As is often ... Read full review

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User Review  - Tom Brown - Goodreads

I normally enjoy Philip K Dick's work, however, this just was not for me. I had issues following the plot and found myself lost on several occasions. Read full review

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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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