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Dr. Bloodmoney - by Philip K Dick (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 266

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Mariner Books

Book theme: General

Author: Philip K Dick

Language: English

Street Date: October 23, 2012
TCIN: 77265370
UPC: 9780547572529
Item Number (DPCI): 247-53-3495

Description

"A masterpiece." Roberto Bolano

What happens after the bombs drop? This is the troubling question Philip K. Dick addresses with Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb. It is the story of a world reeling from the effects of nuclear annihilation and fallout, a world where mutated humans and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take comfort from a disc jockey endlessly circling the globe in a broken-down satellite. And hidden amongst the survivors is Dr. Bloodmoney himself, the man responsible for it all. This bizarre cast of characters cajole, seduce, and backstab in their attempts to get ahead in what is left of the world, consequences and casualties be damned. A sort of companion to Dr. Strangelove, an unofficial and unhinged sequel, Dick s novel is just as full of dark comedy and just as chilling.

PHILIP K. DICK (1928 1982) wrote 121 short stories and 45 novels and is considered one of the most visionary authors of the twentieth century. His work is included in the Library of America and has been translated into more than twenty five languages. Eleven works have been adapted to film, including Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly."

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