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Flow, My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K Dick
  

Flow, My Tears, The Policeman Said

Part of the Gollancz S.F. Series
Science Fiction   

RRP £8.99

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This chilling book explores the theme of identity, government conspiracies and how we our all controlled by institutions.

If you like Philip K Dick you might also like to read books by Stephen Baxter, John Twelve Hawks and Richard Matheson.

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Flow, My Tears, The Policeman Said by Philip K Dick

Jason Taverner is a Six, the result of top secret government experiments forty years before which produced a handful of unnaturally bright and beautiful people - and he's the prime-time idol of millions until, inexplicably, all record of him is wiped from the data banks of Earth. Suddenly he's a nobody in a police state where nobody is allowed to be a nobody. Will he ever be rich and famous again? Was he, in fact, ever rich and famous?

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One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction, Dick made most of the European avant-garde seem like navel-gazers in a cul-de-sac Sunday Times Dick quietly produced serious fiction in a popular form and there can be no greater praise Michael Moorcock One of the genuine visionaries that North American fiction has produced LA Weekly For everyone lost in the endlessly multiplicating realities of the modern world, remember: Philip K. Dick got there first Terry Gilliam The most consistently brilliant SF writer in the world John Brunner


About the Author

Philip K Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. His edgy, dark future visions are even more relevant now. His novels have inspired many other writers and been used as the basis for films such as the classic Blade Runner the blockbuster Minority Report and the indie 'cartoon' A Scanner Darkly.

Since his untimely death at age 53, there has been an extraordinary growth of interest in his writings, which during his lifetime were largely ignored by serious mainstream critics and readers. Such is no longer the case, and the novels of Philip K. Dick frequently appear on university curricula devoted to modern American literature.

From age fifteen to his early twenties, Dick was employed in two Berkeley shops, University Radio and Art Music, owned by Herb Hollis, a salt-of-the-earth American small businessman who became a kind of father-figure for Dick and served as an inspiration for a number of his later fictional characters, most notably Leo Bulero in The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch.
In the early 1950s, with the helpful mentorship of SF editor and Berkeley resident Anthony Boucher, Dick began to publish stories in the SF pulps of the era at an astonishing rate - seven of his stories appeared in June 1953 alone. He soon gave up his employment in the Hollis shops to pursue the economically insecure career of an SF writer.

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Publication date

8th March 2007

Author

Philip K Dick

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Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (b Format)
256 pages

Categories

Science Fiction

Science fiction

ISBN

9780575079953

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