Synopses & Reviews
It is 1982. The United States has a permanent Moonbase. Richard M. Nixon is in the fourth term of the "imperial presidency." And an eccentric novelist named Philip K. Dick has just died in California.
Or has he? Psychiatrist Lia Pickford, M.D., is nonplussed when Dick walks into her office in small-town Georgia, with a cab idling outside, to ask for help. And Cal Pickford, a longtime Dick fan stunned by the news of his hero's death, is electrified when his wife tells him of the visit.
So begins a sequence of events involving Cal in the repressive Nixon regime, the affairs of an aging movie queen, a hip but frightened Vietnamese immigrant and an old black man who works as a groom--all leading up to a fateful confrontation between Dick, Cal, and Nixon himself on the moon.
"If the science fiction field has a saint it is likely the late Philip K. Dick, the writer who brought spiritual and political consciousness to a literary genre blithely innocent of both. Bishop...has fashioned a loving homage that explodes with energy and invention." --New York Daily News
"You don't have to have read Dick's work extensively to appreciate this book. As a companion piece to Dick's oeuvre, it is superb; as an evocation of what Dick could do it's damn near perfect; and as an independent book in its own right, it's one of the best books I've read this year." --Pat Cadigan
"I haven't had as much fun with a science fiction novel since Philip K. Dick himself died, alas. The wit, the pain, the suspense, the can't-put-it-down excitement of Dick's best are all here, along with Bishop's own inimitable slant and style." --Paul Preuss
"Had I not known what I was reading I would have thought it a great undiscovered Philip K. Dick novel. An impressive tour de force." --Lisa Goldstein