What begins as a stroll on an overcast day turns into an apocalyptic experience for a group of visitors to a laboratory. When a telescope's particle-light beam slices across their paths, each one of them enters a dreamlike odyssey that exposes their innermost hopes, dreams, and terrifying fears. As emergency workers desperately scramble to rescue the victims from the charred wreckage, their souls begin an incredible journey through one fantastic nightmare world after another. One of the victims, Jack Hamilton, realizes something the others do not: that in each strange new world they are trapped by forces utterly beyond those that govern the real world, forces that may never set them free.
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“Dick was science fiction’s greatest extrapolator of modern angst.” –New York Daily News
“Dick is entertaining us about… reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation… [He is] our own homegrown Borges.” – Ursula K. LeGuin, New Republic
“It’s beginning to look as though greatness has been thrust upon Philip K. Dick…[He] has chosen to handle…material too nutty to accept, too admonitory to forget, too haunting to abandon.” – Washington Post
“One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction.” –The Sunday Times (London)
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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