A Maze of Death [NOOK Book]

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A sci-fi murder mystery set on a mysterious planet, with a twist ending that leaves the reader wondering just what they’ve been witnessing the whole time. Delmak-O is a dangerous planet. Though there are only fourteen citizens, no one can trust anyone else and death can strike at any moment. The planet is vast and largely unexplored, populated mostly by gelatinous cube-shaped beings that give cryptic advice in the form of anagrams. Deities can be spoken to directly via a series of prayer amplifiers and ...
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Overview

A sci-fi murder mystery set on a mysterious planet, with a twist ending that leaves the reader wondering just what they’ve been witnessing the whole time. Delmak-O is a dangerous planet. Though there are only fourteen citizens, no one can trust anyone else and death can strike at any moment. The planet is vast and largely unexplored, populated mostly by gelatinous cube-shaped beings that give cryptic advice in the form of anagrams. Deities can be spoken to directly via a series of prayer amplifiers and transmitters, but they may not be happy about it. And the mysterious building in the distance draws all the colonists to it, but when they get there each sees a different motto on the front. The mystery of this structure and the secrets contained within drive this mind-bending novel.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780544018495
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 4/16/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 719,420
  • File size: 492 KB

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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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2014

    They just messed up tan iamge of a window for the cover

    Boring

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2013

    Well written Dick story

    Good book. Lots of nice twists.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 3, 2009

    I Also Recommend:

    Much Like A Maze

    Philip K. Dick is my all-time favorite author, and I just finished reading this one. I liked it. It was reminiscent of concepts like those of Ten Little Indians and Lord Of The Flies because these dozen or so people who don't know each other are grouped together on some random planet and await their "instructions", and madness ensues, I'm not about to spoil it but you get the picture. The funny thing is though is that after reading the back cover and imagining what the book would be about, I really wasn't even close. You think you know what a Philip K. Dick book is going to be like, and then you read it. And that's better because he said a sci-fi novel is only good or great when the ideas are new and imperative. It had me totally clueless as to "who done it?" and "what's going on?" til the last chapter, which I thought was sweet. And there's lovable creatures inhabiting the planet of Delmak-O. Let your imagination soar with PKD novels.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 20, 2009

    a good solid Dick book

    This is among my favorite Phil Dick books. A good read for anybody, evey those who are not sci-fi fans. Dick always has an uncanny way of droping the reader into the middle of some far off bizarre future and eepertly bringing them up to speed as you go.

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