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Our Friends From Frolix 8 by Philip K. Dick


Our Friends From Frolix 8 by Philip K. Dick

For all the strange worlds borne of his vast and vivid imagination, Philip K. Dick was largely concerned with humanity's most achingly familiar heartaches and struggles. In OUR FRIENDS FROM FROLIX 8, he clashes private dreams against public battles in a fast-paced and provocative tale that ultimately addresses our salvation both as individuals and a whole.Nick Appleton is a menial labourer whose life is a series of endless frustrations. Willis Gram is the despotic oligarch of a planet ruled by big-brained elites. When they both fall in love with Charlotte Boyer, a feisty black marketer of revolutionary propaganda, Nick seems destined for doom. But everything takes a decidedly unpredictable turn when the revolution's leader, Thors Provoni, returns from ten years of intergalactic hiding with a 90-ton protoplasmic slime that is bent on creating a new world order.


Dick was a sci-fi poet of paranoia. -- The New York Times

One of the last century's real masters-and most unconventional practitioners-of science fiction. -- Book Magazine

What Franz Kafka was to the first half of the 20th century, Philip K. Dick is to the second half. -- Art Spiegelman

One of the most original writers of the 20th century. . . . Dick's books are fun to read, full of action and humor and strong characters. They're more than a little paranoid . . . but he keeps the pages turning and keeps readers guessing about what's real and what isn't. -- The Oregonian

Dick combines Franz Kafka's pervasive sense of existential dread with George Orwell's cautionary vision of the future. -- Boston Herald

Dick specialized in dystopian futures, altered realities, and the effect of technology on humanity. He was a visionary writing 40 years ago about issues that have only recently become significant. -- USA Today

About the Author

Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical-music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, BEYOND LIES THE WUB in 1952. Among his many fine novels are THE MAN IN THE HIGH CASTLE, TIME OUT OF JOINT, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP? and FLOW MY TEARS, THE POLICEMAN SAID.

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Publication date

1st December 2006


Philip K. Dick

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Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co


208 pages


Science fiction



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