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What do you think about Phil doing a time travel book? It is fun though. It has all the deficits I’ve come to expect: Nipple-dilation and extreme breast-augmentation surgeries for women are common lb. A mental hospital had existed there some 25 years before, its residents left to their own devices when Earth abandoned this world back when.

Hence, Clans of the Alphane Moon like other novels of this period may have been written quickly and with few revisions. The more interesting part of the story takes place on a moon orbiting an al What a wonderful universe!

The other main characters are equally odd though that is not too surprising considering their psychoses. This should be considered when focusing on criticism of the novel. Mary and Chuck are on the verge of divorce and therefore on opposing sides when alphaen reach the moon.

Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964)

And then there is Lord Running Clam, easily the most memorable and likable character in this book: And there is a strange true-love story in there as well. When do I ever write fantasy, except for a very non-profitable venture into mainstream, I stick with science fiction? Their sense of organization and power structure is burning with insightful irony.

In the same way, Mary is trying to financially ruin her ex-husband through a bitter divorce settlement. Pause, all stare at him Poul: This is where the supreme council building is, a stone, six-story-high building, the largest one in Claans.


He opened the package, which turned out to contain a holovid cartridge. Bunny would pay a lot more than the CIA, but Chuck enjoys his work and likes being a public servant. All the details of the room alphhane leaking away: Patients in enforced hospitalization circumstances—in other words, captivity. The CIA is correspondingly very influential, and makes use of simulacrums which are basically remote control androids. The World Jones Made. At a large corner table in a bar in San Francisco inOmon K.

The circumstances may explain, but the novel is as good or bad as it ended up in essence. As I said,I never took any particular notice of it. Stilted idea does not stay true to its own improbable rules, resulting in a whacky plot. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Dick saw published in the years and ‘ If our program is successful they will govern themselves, as legitimate settlers on this moon, eventually.

Articles lacking in-text citations from July All articles lacking in-text citations. As with some other Dick books that I have recently read, this one cries out to be pages or so longer, or to have a sequel added on to it. Heavily influenced by the science fiction tradition but also uniquely PKD, this novel is an exploration of human psychology set in a bizarre futuristic universe.

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

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: More stuff on the other side of the Fog. One of the leaders of the resistance his attempt to seduce Mrs. Using the full repertoire of classic science fiction devices and situations, Clans of the Alphane Moon is anything but typical.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Lovecraft was deeply racist and some of his key stories depend on that racism for their power Innsmouth particularly. The Skitzes are coans ones suffering from schizophrenia. The real stars of the book, however are the inhabitants of Alphane, a planet populated by mental patients.


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This was it seems,reflected in his own peculiar fiction. Bu arada ilk defa bir Philip K. One day he is assigned to by his boss at the CIA is to spy on his wife through the use of a simulacrum a sort of remote-controlled android while she is doing a research on the Alpha III M2 colony.

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The fact that they all need each other to survive suggests a view of human nature as a puzzle with each illness representing a piece of our mind.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Ted, what is that plastic ooze on your legs? It had been a dumping ground for psychotics some generations ago but they now rule the moon, having been liberated from the mental wards. Later it was expanded into the “Clans of the Alphane Moon. Bloodmoney that have some interesting common properties, so maybe it benefits from being read immediately alongside those two better novels.

The idea of a world populated by different mental illnesses pops into his head maybe the idea sprung from the idea of using Hebes as shorthand for hebephrenia, maybe some latent precog on the psychology of Richard Nixonthen add in the character of Bunny Hentman from god knows where: I have written a number of time travel books.

Here the council is voting on a plan that might just save them all: This period in the mid-’60s was a time of near hyperactivity for the author. Dick has a creepy breast fixation here.