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Barry N. Evans, the surviving astronaut, in an insane asylum — and interrogates him. What went wrong? He killed the Captain; the Captain tried to kill him; Venusians killed the Captain; there are no Venusians; he is the Captain, disguised as Evans. Was there a Captain, in the first place? Or is he just insane? Fun facts: Beyond Apollo won the inaugural John W. Detractors claimed that this was an insult to the memory of Campbell, the Golden Age sci-fi author and editor whose name was synonymous with the wonder of space exploration.
Vaughan, a car-wreck enthusiast who heads up a kind of sex cult of fellow fetishists. What does Margherita Erdmann, former star of a traveling sado-masochistic sex show, know about the device? Why do the Schwarzkommando, African rocket technicians brought to Europe by German colonials, worship the V-2?
Slothrop discovers that he may have been experimented on, as an infant; does this have something to do with German occult warfare shenanigans? Plus: silly songs, s pop culture references, kazoos.
A typically dystopian, disorienting, and dashed-off Philip K. The year is ; in the aftermath of a Civil War, the USA has become a police state; African-Americans have been all but exterminated; college students have become underground guerrillas; people use their smartphones to seek hook-ups via the Phone-Grid Transex Network and advice via Cheerful Charlie, an app ; and recreational drug use has been normalized.
The titular policeman? Fun fact: Winner of the John W. Shevek, a brilliant young physicist, lives on the peaceful anarchistic planet Anarres, whose inhabitants value voluntary cooperation, local control, and mutual tolerance. The downside of this utopia is an entrenched bureaucracy that stifles innovation, particularly if it seems to challenge the prevailing political and social ethos. So he relocates to Urras, a nearby world Annares is its moon where disruptive new theories and technologies are welcomed. When Helward leaves the city, he discovers how truly strange the outside world is; time itself works differently, within the city vs.
Also, he finds himself pulled southward by a mysterious, ever-increasing force. What is actually going on? A checkerboard-like medieval kingdom is housed on a circular plane balanced atop a pillar that emerges from The Deep, an abyss inhabited by an entity known as The Leviathan. The Visitor is a kind of recording angel; was it sent here by Leviathan God? If not, what is its purpose?
Is this all some kind of puppet show or game? One is reminded not only of George R. His earliest novels, however, including Beasts and Engine Summer , were science fictions.
By reintroducing cultural and language differences, for example, or even by encouraging the underpeople to revolt. Rod McBan the st, a young farmer on the planet Norstrilia — which had long ago been colonized by Australians, and which alone produces the immortality drug stroon — comes to the attention of the Instrumentality because of his unusually powerful, yet difficult-to-control psionic abilities.
Sympathizing with the underpeople, Rod sacrifices his fortune for them. Dhalgren is set in Bellona, somewhere in the American Midwest Kansas? Some readers including Philip K. Someone should make a movie! Our protagonist, Robert Laing, lives in-between these two characters; although he aspires to be as coolly uninvolved as Royal, Laing gets caught up in and enjoys the regressive mayhem: fighting in gangs, raiding and vandalizing other floors, killing pets, taking women.
Yes and no. PS: Almost forgot to mention that there is a destructive interplanetary war, between Triton and Earth, too. Our unnamed protagonist, however, refuses to buy into this nonsense. What the would-be colonists fail to realize is that our protagonist is a bad-ass who cannot be controlled. When the others pursue her, she opens up a can of whoop-ass. Finally, she records recollections of her life — and feminist musings on the nature of subjectivity — among other things, as she wastes away. Fun fact: Samuel R. Whose motivations Fred finds opaque. Also, this is a neo-noir crime novel — one in which we sympathize with the criminals, who are spirited free-thinkers, and despise the manipulative, cold-hearted cops.
When Fred is sent to a detox facility, he cracks the secret of Substance D… too late? But the appeal of Jimbo — an all-American, snub-nosed, freckle-faced punkoid wandering through Dal Tokyo, a planet-wide sprawl of a city founded on Mars by Japanese and Texans — is timeless. Jimbo is a high-lowbrow antihero, equally at home in the pages of the L.
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In the year , four hundred years after the human race was displaced from the Earth by alien invaders who consider aquatic mammals more advanced , humankind scrabbles for survival on the Moon and other off-world colonies. Lilo and her clones are soon embroiled in a plot to battle the invaders… using a black hole! Meanwhile, whoever has been sending information via the Hotline suddenly demands payment.
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The novel version won the Hugo Award. James Tiptree Jr. Where to begin? Here on Earth, a group of troubled men and women with telepathic abilities are being studied like lab rats by the paranoid, drug-addicted Dr. Dann, as part of a US Navy experiment; Dr. Omaili, with whom Dr. Dann falls in love, is a computer scientist of African descent who has been unable to make meaningful connections since her teens, due to a ritual cliterodectomy administered by her stepfather.
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Octavia E. Dana, who is married to a white man in the present, discovers in the past her own ancestors — a white planter and a black freewoman who has been forced into slavery. Fun facts: Kindred was a bestseller, and remains popular today; it is often chosen as a text for community-wide reading programs and high school and college courses. It was adapted as a graphic novel by Damian Duffy and John Jennings. In the capital city of a planet within a galactic empire dominated by humans and humanoid aliens known as Bergs , a mercurial private investigator, John DiFool, is nearly murdered by masked assassins.
Doro, who was born in Egypt during the reign of the Pharaohs, intends to breed a race of telepaths under his control; he has been collecting people with unusual abilities and breeding them, and Anyanwu is his next target. The chance finding of an ancient relic gets Riddley involved in this momentous struggle… and sends him on the run! Hoban is best known as the author of Bedtime for Frances , ill. Superhumans living anonymously among us use pop culture to stay in touch with one another; the pulp novels of Philip K.
Dick may be on to something; the writings of Heraclitus, Schopenhauer, Freud and Jung must now be recontextualized.
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Fat sets off, with a few friends, to find answers: about God, suffering, art, the mind, the secret history of humankind, and — naturally — about David Bowie, particularly his movie The Man Who Fell to Earth. Fun fact: VALIS is the first installment in a never-completed trilogy of novels fictionalizing the philosophical explorations Dick made into this experience via a rambling treatise, The Exegesis.
In the 22nd century, the titular judge-jury-and-executioner character and his colleagues police Mega-City One, which is subdivided into gigantic towers known as City Blocks stretching from Boston to Key West. Hundreds of millions of Mega-City One citizens are killed, and ninety percent of the city is captured — while Dredd tries to organize a guerrilla resistance movement.
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He blows up the Old Bailey and the CCTY surveillance buildings, kidnaps the propaganda minister, and murders a bishop — what will his final act be? Fun facts: Mostly published in black and white, in the British comics magazine Warrior ; when the magazine folded, DC Comics reprinted and completed the story in color.
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