The Simulacra

The Simulacra

Paperback - 2011
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On a ravaged Earth, fate and circumstances bring together a disparate group of characters, including a fascist with dreams of a coup, a composer who plays his instrument with his mind, a First Lady who calls all the shots, and the world's last practicing therapist. And they all must contend with an underclass that is beginning to ask a few too many questions, aided by a man called Loony Luke and his very persuasive pet alien.

In classic Philip K. Dick fashion, The Simulacra combines time travel, psychotherapy, telekinesis, androids, and Neanderthal-like mutants to create a rousing, mind-bending story where there are conspiracies within conspiracies and nothing is ever what it seems.

Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011.
Edition: 1st Mariner Books ed.
ISBN: 9780547572505
0547572506
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 21 cm.

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May 24, 2016

There a sense of consistency in this world by PKD, that suggests if the technologies were available, this is the way it would likely be. The power structures in society would exploit them very much the same way as the story unfolds.

theorbys Mar 26, 2014

Not the best, but good PKD, and is one of those novels which help establish his reputation as a key figure of postmodernism and hyperrealism.

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