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Eye in the Sky
     

Eye in the Sky

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by Philip K. Dick
 

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“I have never seen [its] theme handled with greater technical dexterity or given more psychological meaning.”—Fantasy and Science Fiction

When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tour group find themselves in a world ruled by Old Testament morality, where the smallest infraction can bring

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“I have never seen [its] theme handled with greater technical dexterity or given more psychological meaning.”—Fantasy and Science Fiction

When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tour group find themselves in a world ruled by Old Testament morality, where the smallest infraction can bring about a plague of locusts. Escape from that world is not the end, though, as they plunge into a Communist dystopia and a world where everything is an enemy.

Philip K. Dick was aggressively individualistic and no worldview is safe from his acerbic and hilarious take downs. Eye in the Sky blends the thrills and the jokes to craft a startling morality lesson hidden inside a comedy.

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Library Journal
From the publisher's ongoing series, here are two more of Dick's signature sf novels, dating from 1957 and 1955, respectively. Though the author died in 1980, he continues to hold a strong fan base among sf geeks. Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547572543
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
05/15/2012
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
490,329
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

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Jack Hamilton talked about their plight for the first time. "All eight of us dropped into the proton beam of the Bevatron. During the interval there was only one consciousness, one frame of reference for the eight of us. Silvester never lost consciousness." "Then," Laws said, "we're not really here." "Physically, we're stretched out on the floor of the Bevatron. But mentally, we're here. The free energy of the beam turned Silvester's personal world into a public universe. We're subject to the logic of a religious crank. We're in the man's head." He gestured. "This landscape. This terrain. The convolutions of a brain; the hills and valleys of Silvester's mind." "Oh, dear," Miss Reiss whispered, "We're in his power. He's trying to destroy us." "I doubt he's aware of what's happened. That's the irony of it. Silvester probably sees nothing odd about this world. Why should he? It's the private fantasy-world he's lived in all his life." And unless they could escape, the fantasy-world in which they'd all die...

Meet the Author

Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK(1928–1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall,Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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