Clans of the Alphane Moon [Philip K. Dick] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Title: Clans of the Alphane Moon Binding: Paperback. Clans of the Alphane Moon is expanded from the short story Shell Game CLANS OF THE ALPHANE MOON, now In print once more after many years, Is one of. Clans of the Alphane moon, by Philip K. Dick Any book that features a telepathic yellow Ganymedean slime mold as a major character can’t be.

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Moln with others he wrote at the same time,he was under pressure to churn out novels at a furious pace,and there was definitely editorial interference at work that would have shaped them to their requirements. I’ve not read that much Dick, but this was an excellent concoction even by his standards. Vuoto cosmico Idea interessante – la classificazione della malattie mentali – che paga a caro prezzo una scrittura poco ispirata e un contesto, attorno all’idea, oggettivamente debole.

It is fun though. The children from every clan on Alpha III M2 were born Polys, went to their common, central school as Polys, did not become differentiated until perhaps their tenth or eleventh year. Dick, Poul Anderson, Robert A. Return to Book Page.

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When I first read this as a teenager, I was totally engrossed in it and captivated by the idea of the clans, and it still is kind of engrossing and captivating in an artifactual collector-ish kind of way… and PKD scholar Umberto Rossi sees Clans as part of a series with Martian Time Slip and Dr. Some of these residents, mainly the Heebs and Skitzes, have even developed various “psionic” powers, such as the ability to foretell the future via visions and to levitate! Retrieved from ” https: A strangely touching and revealing moment comes when Chuck, having agreed to another battery of psychological moo, has these thoughts which sound straight from the heart of PKD: The Manses are suffering from mania.


It looks like the Communism now dominates the world, but the US has become its own brand of totalitarian superpower. I love when SF meets Psychology, and I loved this book for it reminded me a cllans of Asimov due to its style and how the author touched the idea of robots moob of Almost Human John Kennex and Chuck Rittersdorf have one or two things in common methinks.

The whole society formed of former mental patients and their kids is a great idea, and very Dickian, but the wider book is very much pulp SF.

Great comment Richard, and thank you for it. Dick trying to be funny, or at least as funny as a story about a suicidal unemployed loner’s attempts to murder his ex-wife can be. He had no shortage of ideas and concepts but lacked the alphaje and energy to fully expand on many of them.

Notify me of new posts via email. In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. Dick died on March 2,in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.

Having seized control of The doorbell buzzed.

Turns out Mary is a Dep, but Chuck, who has a clean bill of mental health, decides to start a new clan on the moon called the Norms.

Without waiting for an invitation, she entered the dingy conapt and looked around her. I am not sure. He scared my cat last time he came over to my apartment, and the birds stopped singing. The Heebs consist of people suffering from hebephrenia disorganized schizophrenia. The CIA is correspondingly very influential, and makes use of simulacrums which are basically alphans control androids.

Bloodmoney and Clans of the Alphane Moon. He survives on the small salary he makes programming simulacra for CIA propaganda missions.


Clans of the Alphane Moon

One of the reasons for these inconsistencies may be the fact that Clans of the Alphane Moon was written during a period when Dick alphsne literally churning out novels. Also, a lot of people might be alphans off by the fact that a lot of the book centers on a very dated understanding of psychological disorders, but come on.

Here Mary briefs the rest of the crew: A marriage counselor who gets a divorce. The only thing I didn’t like was the ending. What ensues is an overly elaborate series of events centered around Chuck and his ex-wife Mary Rittersdorf.

Review by Jason Koornick: Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964)

Add a comment below. A mental hospital had existed there some 25 years before, its residents left to their own devices when Earth abandoned this world back when. The differently diagnosed psychotics band together in various conclaves though they have a Supreme Council and agree on one thing: The Final Cut at the cinema the other week. Take that attractive young woman in the next aisle Good afternoon, fraulein!

What some of these books may have lacked in focus ie. Paperbackpages.

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By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. She had something in her hand. The more interesting part of the story takes place on a moon orbiting an alien inhabited world in the Alpha Centauri system. The one you drove here in today? This is a good one, and I liked it a lot.

View all 8 comments. The moon was one giant hospital treating all known forms of mental derangement.

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