Lies, Inc.

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 18 okt. 2011 - 210 pagina's
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The solution to Earth’s overpopulation holds a dark secret in this science fiction novel from the author of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

When catastrophic overpopulation threatens Earth, one company offers to teleport citizens to Whale’s Mouth, an allegedly pristine new home for happy and industrious émigrés. But there is one problem: the teleportation machine only works in one direction. When Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that some of the footage of happy settlers may have been faked, he sets out on an eighteen-year journey to see if anyone wants to come back.

Lies, Inc. is one of Philip K. Dick’s final novels, which he expanded from his novella The Unteleported Man shortly before his death. In its examination of totalitarianism, reality, and hallucination, it encompasses everything that Dick’s fans love about his oeuvre.

“Philip K. Dick knew better than anyone how to recognize the disturbances of exile.”—Roberto Bolaño, bestselling author of The Spirit of Science Fiction

 

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Gebruikersrecensie  - stephkaye - LibraryThing

Whoo, boy. Unless you like your Philip K. Dick mixed with a heavy dose of Hunter S. Thompson, avoid this book like the plague. If you don't believe me, read the afterword first, which explains how the ... Volledige review lezen

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Gebruikersrecensie  - dandelionroots - LibraryThing

The premise is baller: Earth is overcrowded, an evil genius invents and then capitalizes on a one-way teleportation system to a habitable planet (Whale's Mouth) outside the solar system. Rachmael ben ... Volledige review lezen

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Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK (1928–1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall,Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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