This has all the marks of a typical Philip K Dick novel and will make you laugh out loud in places, however the plot structure is slightly inconsistent and the novel is left rather open ended, but the ideas and concepts are as intriguing and interesting as in all his novels.
Chuck Rittersdorf, a 21st century CIA robot programmer, decides to kill his wife by remote control. He enlists the aid of telepathic Ganymedean slime mould called Lord Running Clam, an attractive female police officer and various others, witting or unwitting. But when Chuck finds himself in the midst of an interplanetary spy ring on an Alphane moon inhabited entirely by certified maniacs, his personal revenge plans begin to go awry in this brilliantly inventive tale of interstellar madness, murder and violence.
Publication date: 02/12/1996
Publisher: Harpercollins Publishers
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||2nd December 1996|
|Author:||Philip K Dick|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
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