Set in the middle of the twenty-first century, The Simulacra is the story of an America where the whole government is a fraud and the President is an android. Against this backdrop Dr. Superb, the sole remaining psychotherapist, is struggling to practice in a world full of the maladjusted. Ian Duncan is desperately in love with the first lady, Nicole Thibideaux, who he has never met. Richard Kongrosian refuses to see anyone because he is convinced his body odor is lethal. And the fascistic Bertold Goltz is trying to overthrow the government. With wonderful aplomb, Philip K. Dick brings this story to a crashing conclusion and in classic fashion shows there is always another layer of conspiracy beneath the one we see.
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“Dick . . . has chosen to handle . . . material too nutty to accept, too admonitory to forget, too haunting to abandon.” --The Washington Post
“Dick [was] many authors: a poor man’s Pynchon, an oracular postmodern, a rich product of the changing counterculture.” --The Village Voice
Philip K. Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California. He briefly attended the University of California, but dropped out before completing any classes. 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. Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.
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Description du livre Vintage, 2002. Paperback. État : New. Reprint. N° de réf. du libraire DADAX0375719261
Description du livre Vintage Books, New York, New York, U.S.A., 2002. Soft cover. État : New. No Jacket. Re-issue. In the middle of the twenty-first century, the President is an android, and society is full of maladjusted people. Bertold Goltz is trying to overthrow the government in order to institute his fascist regime.Novel first published in 1964; this is a current print of Vintage edition first published in 2002. 214 pages, published @ $12.00. N° de réf. du libraire 016356
Description du livre Vintage, 2002. Paperback. État : New. book. N° de réf. du libraire 0375719261
Description du livre État : Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. N° de réf. du libraire 97803757192641.0
Description du livre Vintage, 2002. Paperback. État : New. N° de réf. du libraire P110375719261