Clans of the Alphane Moon

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HarperCollins, 1996 - American fiction - 205 pages
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Chuck Rittersdorf wants to kill his wife. He has the perfect location and the perfect alibi, or so he thinks... Chuck Rittersdorf, a 21st century CIA robot programmer, decides to kill his wife by remote control. He enlists the aid of a telepathic Ganymedean slime mould called Lord Running Clam, an attractive female police officer and various others, witting or unwittng. But when Chuck finds himself in the midst of an interplanetary spy ring on an Alphane moon inhabited entirely by certified maniacs, his personal revenge plans begin to go awry in this brilliantly inventive tale of interstellar madness, murder and violence.

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User Review  - rockinghorsedreams - LibraryThing

Very solid outing by Dick. It's not one of the greats, but it is quintessentially him. It has all the mental illness, paranoia, fear of women, obsession with women and things just beyond our ken you would expect from him. Read full review

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User Review  - scottcholstad - LibraryThing

This book had some good ideas, but PKD asks the reader to make too many leaps of logic to be able to give this book a decent score. CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf splits from his psychiatrist wife, Mary ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He attended college for a year at Berkeley. Apart from writing, his main interest was music. He won the Hugo Award for his classic novel of alternative history, The Man in the High Castle (1962). He was married five times and had three children. He died in March 1982.

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