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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (10,477 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philip K. Dick Narrator: Tom Weiner Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Not too long from now, when exiles from a blistering Earth huddle miserably in Martian colonies, the only things that make life bearable are the drugs. Can-D “translates” those who take it into the bodies of Barbie-like dolls and opens up an idyllic world. Now there’s competition from the mysterious Palmer Eldritch: a substance called Chew-Z, marketed under the slogan “God promises eternal life. We can deliver it.” The question is: What kind of eternity? And who—or what—is the deliverer? This more addictive experience might bring users closer to God, but in a world where everyone is tripping, no promises can be taken at face value.

In this wildly disorienting fun house of a novel, populated by God-like—or perhaps satanic—take-over artists and corporate psychics, Philip K. Dick explores mysteries that were once the property of St. Paul and Aquinas. His wit, compassion, and knife-edged irony make this novel moving as well as genuinely visionary.

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  • “Dick was SF’s greatest extrapolator of modern angst.”

    New York Daily News

  • “Dick [was] many authors: a poor man’s Pynchon, an oracular postmodern, a rich product of the changing counterculture.”

    Village Voice

  • “Tom Weiner’s…voice melds with Dick’s satire of the corporate world. His drone-like inflection helps enhance the author’s message of a reality-within-reality in which no one can be certain of what is real and what is illusion drone-like inflection helps enhance the author’s message of a reality-within-reality in which no one can be certain of what is real and what is illusion.”

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Dimp | 1/28/2014

    " the world in this guy' s head - look at the breadth and depth of his sci-fi. and he was a schizophrenic. i wonder how he kept it together enough to write this un-reality and still function in suppressed-psychosis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Zarathustra Goertzel | 11/17/2013

    " One of the few books I've read twice! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Parita | 11/8/2013

    " I've always been a fan of Philip Dick's writing. This book is my favorite of all of his 5 or 6 novels that I've read. It is philosophically rich and frankly written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Daphne | 11/3/2013

    " My mind is whirling. I'm not even sure if I understood this book. Maybe it's due a revisit after some time has passed. "

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