Martian Time-Slip

Martian Time-Slip

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by Philip K. Dick
     
 

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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 Workers’ Union--suspect that Manfred’s disorder may be a window into the future. But… See more details below

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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 Workers’ Union--suspect that Manfred’s disorder may be a window into the future. But what sort of future? And what happens to those unfortunates whom Manfred ushers into it? In Martian Time-Slip, Philip K. Dick, the incomparable genius of speculative fiction, uses power politics and extraterrestrial real estate scams, adultery, and murder to penetrate the mysteries of being and time. The fact that what Dick is entertaining us about is reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation--this has escaped most critics. Nobody notices that we have our own homegrown Borges.--Ursula K. LeGuin, New Republic

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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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ISBN-13:
9780345344441
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/12/1986
Pages:
224

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