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Dick, Philip K

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ISBN 10: 0839825986 / ISBN 13: 9780839825982
Published by Gregg Press, 1979
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Publisher: Gregg Press

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: First Ed Thus.

Book Type: Book

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For years, the third moon in the Alphane system was used as a psychiatric hospital. But when war broke out between Earth and the Alphanes, the hospital was left unguarded and the inmates set up their own society, made up of competing factions based on their particular mental illnesses. When Earth sends a delegation to take back the colony, they find enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and others uniting to repel what they see as a foreign invasion. Meanwhile, back on Earth, CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his wife, Mary, go through a bitter divorce, and Chuck loses everything. But when he is assigned to clandestinely control an android accompanying Mary to the Alphane moon, he sees an opportunity to get revenge.

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"Philip K. Dick is awe inspiring." --The Washington Post

“Dick is entertaining us about reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation. . . . We have our own homegrown Borges.” —Ursula K. LeGuin, New Republic

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