The Game-Players of Titan

The Game-Players of Titan

by Philip K. Dick
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In a future Earth occupied by alien forces, the human population is dwindling and the birth rate has gotten dangerously low. Everyone hopes for luck -- luck in game of Bluff, where real estate and even wives are won and lost, and luck in their procreation efforts. Pete Garden's luck has been waning lately, but he hopes to turn things around by recruiting a retired Bluff pioneer to help him win back the city of Berkeley from its new owner, who also happens to be the all-time Bluff champion. There's plenty going on beneath the surface that is revealed over time: political intrigue among the occupying alien invaders, psionic resistance groups, and reality-shaking revelations and double-crosses. Typical for Philip K. Dick, the characters are nuanced and the setting is ambitious, but the plot unfortunately never truly coalesces and we are left with a somewhat unsatisfactory conclusion. While Game-Players isn't one of PKD's best books, it's still well worth a read by fans of the author, but it won't be a suitable introduction for the uninitiated.