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A masterwork by Philip K. Dick, this is the final, expanded version of the novellla The Unteleported Man, which Dick worked on shortly before his death. In Lies, Inc., fans of the science fiction legend will immediately recognize his hallmark themes of life in a security state, conspiracy, and the blurring of reality and illusion. This publication marks its first complete appearance in the United States.

In this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into cramed industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never comeback. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a scapeship on the eighteen-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return.

Review:

"Dick was...one of the genuine visionaries that North American fiction has produced in this century." LA Weekly

About the Author

Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400030088
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Dick, Philip K
Author:
Dick, Philip K.
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York
Subject:
Science Fiction - General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Space colonies
Subject:
Interplanetary voyages
Subject:
Space ships
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
363
Publication Date:
20040309
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.06x5.24x.56 in. .49 lbs.

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