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By Philip K. Dick

“The unmarried such a lot resonant and punctiliously imagined ebook of Dick’s career.” – New York Times

It's the USA in 1962. Slavery is criminal once more. The few Jews who nonetheless live to tell the tale cover less than assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as universal because the Yellow Pages. All simply because a few two decades past the U.S. misplaced a war—and is now occupied via Nazi Germany and Japan.

This harrowing, Hugo Award-winning novel is the paintings that demonstrated Philip ok. Dick as an innovator in technological know-how fiction whereas breaking the barrier among technological know-how fiction and the intense novel of rules. In it Dick bargains a haunting imaginative and prescient of background as a nightmare from which it might simply be attainable to wake.

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