The Penultimate Truth

The Penultimate Truth

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by Philip K. Dick
     
 

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What if you discovered that everything you knew about the world was a lie? That's the question at the heart of Philip K. Dick's futuristic novel about political oppression, the show business of politics, and the sinister potential of the military-industrial complex. This wry, paranoid thriller imagines a future in which the earth has been ravaged, and cities are burnt… See more details below

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What if you discovered that everything you knew about the world was a lie? That's the question at the heart of Philip K. Dick's futuristic novel about political oppression, the show business of politics, and the sinister potential of the military-industrial complex. This wry, paranoid thriller imagines a future in which the earth has been ravaged, and cities are burnt-out wastelands too dangerous for human life. Americans have been shipped underground, where they toil in crowded industrial anthills and receive a steady diet of inspiring speeches from a president who never seems to age. Nick St. James, like the rest of the masses, believes in the words of his leaders. But all that changes when he travels to the surface - where what he finds is more shocking than anything he could possibly imagine.

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Released in 1964 and 1960, respectively, these titles both feature Dick's usual mix of utopian societies gone awry, politics, and the overall mess humankind has made of itself. Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780312943561
Publisher:
Bluejay Books
Publication date:
01/01/1984
Pages:
208

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