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Author: Philip K Dick
Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2012.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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"The writing is humorous, painful, awesome in its effect on both mind and heart ... There are few modern novels to match it."'Rolling Stone On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the UN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Fiction
Science fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2012016240
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0547724934 9780547724935
OCLC Number: 854613488
Description: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Responsibility: Philip K. Dick.

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"The writing is humorous, painful, awesome in its effect on both mind and heart ... There are few modern novels to match it."'Rolling Stone On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the UN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future. In the hopes of gaining an advantage on a Martian real estate deal, powerful people force Manfred to send them into the future, where they can learn about development plans. But is Manfred sending them to the real future or one colored by his own dark and paranoid filter' As the time travelers are drawn into Manfred's dark worldview in both the future and present, the cost of doing business may drive them all insane.

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