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Philip K Dick


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PUBLISHED: 7th June 2012
ISBN: 9781780220420
ANNOTATION:
A science fiction classic repackaged in a new Phoenix edition to attract a wider audience.
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  • Paperback
    $24.07
PUBLISHED: 7th June 2012
ISBN: 9781780220420
ANNOTATION:
A science fiction classic repackaged in a new Phoenix edition to attract a wider audience.

Annotation

A science fiction classic repackaged in a new Phoenix edition to attract a wider audience.

Publisher Description

Substance D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage.

Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Author Biography

Philip K Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub in 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said.

Review

For everyone lost in the endlessly multiplicating realities of the modern world, remember: Philip K. Dick got there first Terry Gilliam My literary hero Fay Weldon One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction, Dick made most of the European avant-garde seem like navel-gazers in a cul-de-sac Sunday Times

Prizes

Winner of British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel 1979 (UK)
Short-listed for John W Campbell Award 1978 (UK)

Long Description

Substance D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage.Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

Review Quote

One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction, Dick made most of the European avant-garde seem like navel-gazers in a cul-de-sac

Promotional "Headline"

A brilliant sci-fi novel from one of the last century's most influential pop culture figures.

Description for Sales People

Philip K. Dick is one of the most well-known sci-fi authors of all time, with a worldwide following.

Product Details

Author
Philip K Dick
Year
2012
ISBN-10
1780220421
ISBN-13
9781780220420
Media
Book
Pages
224
Publisher
Orion Publishing Co
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Short Title
SCANNER DARKLY PHILIP K DICK
Language
English
Series
S.F. Masterworks
Publication Date
2012-06-07
Format
Paperback
Audience
General/Trade

Product Reviews

25 Apr, 2018
By Matthew