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Lies, Inc

Lies, Inc

Book - 2011 | First Mariner Books edition
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"Philip K. Dick knew better than anyone how to recognize the disturbances of exile."--Roberto Bolaño

When catastrophic overpopulation threatens Earth, one company offers to teleport citizens to Whale's Mouth, an allegedly pristine new home for happy and industrious émigrés. But there is one problem: the teleportation machine only works in one direction. When Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that some of the footage of happy settlers may have been faked, he sets out on an eighteen-year journey to see if anyone wants to come back.

Lies, Inc. is one of Philip K. Dick's final novels, which he expanded from his novella The Unteleported Man shortly before his death. In its examination of totalitarianism, reality, and hallucination, it encompasses everything that Dick's fans love about his oeuvre.

Publisher: Boston : Mariner Books, 2011, c1964
Edition: First Mariner Books edition
ISBN: 9780547572567
Branch Call Number: FIC SF
Characteristics: 225 pages ; 21 cm


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Jun 05, 2017

A masterwork by Philip K. Dick, this is the final, expanded version of the novella The Unteleported Man, which Dick worked on shortly before his death. In Lies, Inc., fans of the science fiction legend will immediately recognize his hallmark themes of life in a security state, conspiracy, and the blurring of reality and illusion.

May 18, 2016

Very Dickian... Lies, Inc. is a supremely confusing and drug-hazed book. Fans of Dick will enjoy, but others might be put off by the jumpy narrative and lack of satisfying resolution. If this is your first attempt at reading Philip K. Dick, I'd recommend a different book (A Maze of Death and The Man in the High Castle are both personal favorites).

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