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THE PENULTIMATE TRUTH
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      The Penultimate Truth
© 1964

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AUTHOR(S):

       DICK, Philip K.
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PUBLISHER(TOP):

       GOLLANCZ

ISBN: 978-0-575-07481-1
YEAR: 2005
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: english
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TRANSLATOR(TOP):


n/a
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COVER ILLUSTRATION (TOP):

       Chris Moore
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PUBLISHER(MIDDLE):

       GOLDMANN

ISBN: none, WTB 0112
YEAR: 1970
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(MIDDLE):


Tony Westermayr
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COVER ILLUSTRATION (MIDDLE):

       Eyke Volkmer
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PUBLISHER(BOTTOM):

       GOLDMANN

ISBN: 3-442-23112-4
YEAR: 1970ies (2nd edition)
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(MIDDLE):


Tony Westermayr
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COVER ILLUSTRATION (MIDDLE):

       F. Jürgen Rogner

Content:

In 2015, mankind lives in underground quarters to escape the third world war. Only "those responsible" stay up there and continue to wage war.

Years later however, peace has been made, the war has ended. The population in the underground tanks however still think there is a war going on.

It is interesting how a group of people, isolated from the rest of the world can be led to believe what the "media" tells them. In that sense, it is a great analysis of what is happening to all of us. Although we don't live underground, there is still the media, feeding us information we have absolutely no means of checking. Maybe there is no war in Africa. Maybe there is no peace in Scandinavia. Unless you happen to live there, how can you be sure?

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