Another novel from Philip K Dick to stir the emotions and get the cogs of the brain turning. A truly original writer.
WHAT HAD ANSWERED MANKINDâ€™S CALL FOR HELP?
Thors Provoni had gone to the stars to seek help for his fellow men. So far there was no evidence that any other intelligent race existed out there at all, let alone one willing to aid ordinary homo sapiens on an Earth where he had become a second class citizen. For in the 22nd Century dominance in human affairs had passed to a cabal of genetic freaks â€“ telepaths, precogs, â€˜New Menâ€™ with IQs which went off the scale â€“ and ordinary men didnâ€™t have much of a chance. Suddenly a message came from Provoni. He was coming back, miraculously, with friends from Frolix 8 to champion the â€˜Old Menâ€™. But who, or what, and just how friendly, were these friends?
|Publication date:||15th September 1997|
|Author:||Philip K Dick|
|Primary Genre||Science Fiction|
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 ...More About Philip K Dick