" I guess main problem with the novel is that PKD didn't go all the way with this one, and he certainly could have. Human daily life is starting to run backwards, but not consistantly or uniformly. Existing ideas will disappear in time, but not if they are written down and preserved in a library -- huh? Unpregnant women have to have sex with ANY man so as to be able to meet a post-determined pregnancy deadline -- did PKD never hear of DNA? At the heart of the novel is a question of what to do with deceased religious figures who come back to the living world -- will they be shown to be authentic heralds of the view of the afterlife they advocated while alive, or once they return from the real afterlife will they admit to the falsehoods during their first life? The prose ain't bad, but the novel itself is weak. A few interesting ideas, but they are just unpursued strands. I think even PKD would give this one a 2/5 star rating "
— Stephen, 2/3/2014