Clans of the Alphane Moon

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Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short-story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Dick died on March 2, ...
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Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short-story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.

A small habitable moon has become an insane asylum after a war between Earth and the Alphane system in this satire on the moder world.

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Written in the late 1950s and early 1960s, these titles follow Dick's familiar theme that things and people are not quite what and who they seem, basically challenging reality. Though dead for 20 years now, Dick still is hugely popular among sf readers and Blade Runner nuts, so pop for these. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780375719288
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.33 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 0.59 (d)

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Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary writers of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty-five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly.
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When CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his psychiatrist wife, Mary, file for divorce, they have no idea that in a few weeks they’ll be shooting it out on Alpha III M2, the distant moon ruled by various psychotics liberated from a mental ward. Nor do they suspect that Chuck’s new employer, the famous TV comedian Bunny Hentman, will also be there aiming his own laser gun. How things came to such a darkly hilarious pass is the subject of Clans of the Alphane Moon, an astutely shrewd and acerbic tale that blurs all conventional distinctions between sanity and madness.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 3, 2014

    To Flamestar

    No. It isn't. I know I overreacted, but it was YOUR own clan that attacked my own NEW clan. Sorry. Just the only thing~ Its kinda hard to join your clan I was gonna. But nevermind. Fix this NOW and i might join. ~ Skystar

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Flamestar

    What? Must be antother clan discised

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 24, 2014

    SHADOWCLAN

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2009

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    Everyone's Different

    This book was so cool. The characters are great, some of them aren't even human. Philip K. Dick is a wiz when it comes to weaving different plot lines and keeping you in suspense. One of my favorites from my favorite author.

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