Solar Lottery

Solar Lottery

by Philip K. Dick

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Overview


In 2203 anyone can become the ruler of the solar system. There are no elections, no interviews, no prerequisites whatsoever—it all comes down to the random turns of a giant wheel. But when a new Quizmaster takes over, the old one still keeps some rights, namely the right to hire an unending stream of assassins to attempt to kill the new leader.

In the wake of the most recent change in leadership, employees of the former ruler scurry to find an assassin who can get past telepathic guards. But when one employee switches sides, troubling facts about the lottery system come to light, and it just might not be possible for anyone to win.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780547572611
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 08/14/2012
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 595,348
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.50(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 to 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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Solar Lottery: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 52 reviews.
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Galaxies res six
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Sincerly,Goldkit
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"Hi Joweepaw! I'm Goldenpaw. I am new here and I hope to get an awesome mentor. How are you?" The new apprentice asked.
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Looks for a cat to talk to
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She pads in, her pale green eyes weary.
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Jumped over the swipe and grabs her leg and trips her
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Dozed
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May i join said a black shecat with white specks on her paws and tip of her tail her baby blue eyes looking around
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Pads to domino.
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Bo ya
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Stood on a rock, looking calmly at them, her leaf green eyes glinting.
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She waved her tail to Solarstar.
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Appear from the shadows, steadily blinking.
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Ran in
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She padded in. "May I join?"
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Edited version up! 'nrpc' res one
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He looks around.
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Finaly... after all these years...
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Yaaaay! That means i can revive it. Hmmmm... what kind of a cat should i choose to be leader...
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I have to leave. I am sorry. I feel as if this clan doesn't really catch my attention anymore. Goodbye...)) Rushingriver sighed, looking around. The gray tom turned and padded out of the camp, not likely to turn back.
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He padded inside.