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DR. BLOODMONEY
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      Dr. Bloodmoney
© 1965

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AUTHOR(S):

       DICK, Philip K.
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PUBLISHER:

       VINTAGE BOOKS

ISBN: 0 375 71929 6
YEAR: 2002
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: english
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TRANSLATOR(S):


n/a
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COVER ILLUSTRATION

       Heidi North (using an image by Burke)
Content

If you like apocalypse themed science fiction AND mutants with psi powers PLUS some psycho-stuff going in there, this is your book.

Generally it seems to be an exercise in social studies concerning how to deal with people who are different and situations that change. Most interesting is the case of little Edie Keller who was born with special case of "siamese twin" who is born inside her. WHi9ch makes her one of the "funnies", just that no one sees it.

What's also interesting is that Dick put in, yet again, his "signature", if you will, the theme of "media" controlling people or people following media blindly.

In this case it's an astronaut stranded in a satellite that was packed for a journey to Mars. Now he ends up playing DJ for a devestated and slowly recovering earth.

The cast is awesome, with Dr. Bluthgeld, the neurotic scientist who might or might not have psi powers, the mutant Hoppy Harrington who definitely has those powers and some more or less everyday people.

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