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A very fine early ACE Philip K. Dick novel. Foreshadows themes he would later perfect in future novels. I particularly liked the subplot with the engineered Venusian (this fact unknown to them) and the appearance of weird "Drifters" from an other solar system. Though these two items were not essential to the main somewhat disjointed but still interesting and enjoyable story.
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short-story collections. He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. Philip K. Di ...more