Dr. Bloodmoney

Dr. Bloodmoney

by Philip K. Dick

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ISBN-13: 9780547572529
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/23/2012
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 272,286
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.66(d)

About 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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Dr. Bloodmoney is a post-nuclear-holocaust masterpiece filled with a host of Dick’s most memorable characters: Hoppy Harrington, a deformed mutant with telekinetic powers; Walt Dangerfield, a selfless disc jockey stranded in a satellite circling the globe; Dr. Bluthgeld, the megalomaniac physicist largely responsible for the decimated state of the world; and Stuart McConchie and Bonnie Keller, two unremarkable people bent the survival of goodness in a world devastated by evil. Epic and alluring, this brilliant novel is a mesmerizing depiction of Dick’s undying hope in humanity.

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Dr. Bloodmoney: Or How We Got Along after the Bomb 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
heidilove on LibraryThing 5 months ago
one of my favorite pkd novels.
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When the Kubrik movie, 'Doctor StrangeLove -- or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb' came out, many critic's thought that this was one of the most disgusting ideas for a movie. Philip K. Dick (as well as many more of us), felt that the entire idea of the Bomb itself was far more disgusting. Life after the bomb is gray, dismal and far from the utopia that many sci fi writers of the '40's, '50's (and even into the '70's) fore-saw. And yet, as with all of Phil's works, the basic dignity and goodness of people shines through -- and in the end 'you can get used to anything'.