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Now Mary has been appointed as one of the crew sent to reestablish contact, to provide aid to the profoundly mentally ghe colonists, and of course to take it back under Earth control.

And if that’s the case, who cares? Clans of the Alphane moon, by Philip K. What ensues is an overly elaborate series of events centered around Chuck and his ex-wife Mary Rittersdorf. By combining their dysfunctional talents, the Alphanes are able to mount a formidable defense against the Terran warships.

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They function as the statesman class. Here Mary briefs the rest of the ckans. More stuff on the other side of the Fog. Here the council is voting on a plan that might just save them all: It no more than a sign of the truth of his life when he wrote the books. Notify me of new posts via email.

It looks like the Communism now dominates the world, but the US has become its own brand of totalitarian superpower. Along the way we meet a telepathic Ganymedian Slime Mold named Lord Running Clam, the egomaniacal entertainer Bunny Hentman and the obligatory android masquerading as a human.

He was unique,and unassailable under pressure.

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Chuck Rittersdorf is the main hapless protagonist who just separated from his psychiatrist wife Mary, and would very much like to murder her in retaliation for her cruel treatment of him. Why would someone else hating a book make you enjoy it more? Although there is more wonderment now in one sense, in that science and technology are making the stuff of SF real almost as fast as SF or TF writers can imagine it.


The girl smiled at him brightly. Their sense of organization and power structure is burning with insightful irony. The circumstances may explain, but the novel is as good or bad as it ended up in essence. The more novels he wrote, the more he was able to support himself and his family. Their representative is Jacob Simion.

Nor do they suspect that Chuck’s new employer, the famous TV comedian Bunny Hentman, will also be there aiming his own laser gun.

The thing that I most appreciated about this book is the spirit in which it was written. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Some kind of Nazi buggy?

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Does she still have clients after that? This page was last edited on 19 Marchat Hence, Clans of the Alphane Moon like other novels of this period may have been written quickly and with few revisions.

Roadside Picnic is sitting on the same list, so I might opt for that ahead of another SF novel. Bilim kurgu sevenler deneyebilir.

This is darkly funny and NUTS. Annette Golding is the Poly delegate to the supreme council and their settlement is called Hamlet Hamlet. View all 4 comments. This was it seems,reflected in his own peculiar fiction. A mental hospital had existed there some 25 years before, its residents left to their own devices when Earth abandoned this world back when.

Also, I think it would be a great idea to put in a scene with a dangerously strong aphrodisiac where a woman goes wild and damn near kills a man during sex. He had bouts of agoraphobia from the time he was a teenager and went through several spells of clinical depression.


He hires Chuck as a writer apparently the scripts Chuck writes for CIA simulacra are gut-bustingly funnybut in reality Bunny is only using Chuck because of the connection to his wife.

Clans of the Alphane Moon | notes on the novels & short stories of Philip K. Dick

A strangely touching and revealing moment comes when Chuck, having agreed to another battery of psychological testing, has these thoughts which sound straight from the heart of PKD: That said, the Ganymeadean slime mold is excellent — a memorable character who is a lot of fun to visualize, especially in the scenes in the apt on Terra.

According to the novel, “Alphane” refers to the nearest star to our own system, Alpha Centauri.

Patients in enforced hospitalization circumstances—in aphane words, captivity. The Callistan table-lamp, one of the few personal items he had managed to retain after his divorce, became an undifferentiated patch of light.

It is PKD primarily addressing mental illness a subject he, no doubt has a unique perspective on in the SF genre. The inhabitants have formed seven clans:. They actually seem to have developed a modicum of civilization and stability, when the Terrans decide to reclaim the colony and off all its inhabitants. Lovecraft was deeply racist and some of his key stories depend on that racism for their power Innsmouth particularly.

I think this is usually referred to as “making it up as you go along.