In their lust for power, the worm-kings of Ganymede had conquered Earth... now they had to rule it. But the super-beings found that they had to regulate an unusually troublesome and unpredictable planet. How could such an inferior people create so many problems? How could a race be so unreasonable? And how would the victors hold what they had won?
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)