Hugo Award: Best Novel nominee (1975). Nebula Award: Best Novel nominee (1974). John W. Campbell Memorial Award: Best Novel nominee (1975).
Internationally known talk-show host Jason Taverner awakens one morning to find that no one has ever heard of him. So begins a genetically-modified quest through a nightmare maze of false leads and fascinating characters.
Philip Kindred Dick (1928–1982) was an American novelist and short story writer whose published work during his lifetime was almost entirely in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences and addressed the nature of drug use, paranoia and schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences in novels such as A Scanner Darkly.
The novel The Man in the High Castle bridged the genres of alternate history and science fiction, earning Dick ... (more)