Martian Time-Slip

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"The writing is humorous, painful, awesome in its effect on both mind and heart . . . There are few modern novels to match it."—Rolling Stone

On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the UN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future. In the hopes of gaining an advantage on a Martian real estate...

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Overview

"The writing is humorous, painful, awesome in its effect on both mind and heart . . . There are few modern novels to match it."—Rolling Stone

On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the UN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future. In the hopes of gaining an advantage on a Martian real estate deal, powerful people force Manfred to send them into the future, where they can learn about development plans. But is Manfred sending them to the real future or one colored by his own dark and paranoid filter? As the time travelers are drawn into Manfred's dark worldview in both the future and present, the cost of doing business may drive them all insane.

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Library Journal
Dick's 1968 novel offers a world in which water is a precious commodity and schizophrenia is the norm. For all sf collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547572574
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 10/23/2012
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 408,150
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 3, 2000

    Precognition: A mixed blessing...

    In keeping with the theme from Phil's 'The World that Jones Made', the main character is a small boy who is autistic. The view of this character is that he views ALL periods of time in his life (past, present, future) at once. As such, he is forever trapped and un-able to communicate. Unfortunately, one of the most powerful men on Mars is determined to use the boy's talents to get further control over Mars -- and the future. This is one of the most moving tales ever written. As with all of Phil's works, you really understand the characters and what happens to them. All of his works are a reflection of modern society -- cast as 'science fiction'.

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