Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick

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“I have never seen [its] theme handled with greater technical dexterity or given more psychological meaning.”—Fantasy and Science Fiction

When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tour group find themselves in a world ruled by Old Testament morality, where the smallest infraction can bring about a plague of locusts. Escape from that world is not the end, though, as they plunge into a Communist dystopia and a world where everything is an enemy.

Philip K. Dick was aggressively individualistic and no worldview is safe from his acerbic and hilarious take downs. Eye in the Sky blends the thrills and the jokes to craft a startling morality lesson hidden inside a comedy.
 

About Philip K. Dick

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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.
 
Published May 15, 2012 by Mariner Books. 255 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Political & Social Sciences, Law & Philosophy. Fiction

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Among the latest reissues is Dick's 1955 first novel, "Solar Lottery" (Mariner, 202 pages, $13.95) , in which the entire government and politics of the Solar System are determined by chance, which can thrust a nobody into a position of ultimate power—like Ragle Gumm of "Time Out of Joint," in a w...

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Tom Shippey reviews "Eye in the Sky" by Philip K. Dick, and "How to Build An Android" by David F. Dufty.

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Philbin Plotline: (from philipkdick.com) While sightseeing at the Belmont Bevatron
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