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When one learns the role of each group and their respective mental disorders, the depth of the irony becomes apparent.

The plot skeleton held promise, but I couldn’t sustain my optimism past hal As much as I love PKD’s writing, I suffered through this one. July Learn how and when to remove this template message. I see, so she could take some drugs and gain larger, more robust breasts? Alhpane do they suspect that Chuck’s new employer, the famous TV comedian Bunny Hentman, will also be there aiming his own laser gun.

Clans of the Alphane Moon | notes on the novels & short stories of Philip K. Dick

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. Although there is more wonderment now in one sense, in that science and technology are making the stuff of SF real almost as fast as SF or TF writers can imagine it. Augmentation of reality, revelation of symbolic structure, that kind of mono. Most of all I like how he embraces absurdity since life is indeed absurd. The result is a Dick vision presented in an inconsistent story that is not fully developed.


I am fascinated by his writing though and by the fact that he was somewhat of an outlier in the early Sci Fi world.

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

In the same way, Mary is trying to financially ruin her ex-husband through a bitter divorce settlement. An example is “the famous Heeb saint, Ignatz Ledebur, who radiated spirituality as he wandered from town to town, spreading the warmth of his harmless Heeb personality. Clans of the Alphane Moon is a book that is dripping with weirdness. What the book lacks in plot devices it more than makes up for in twisted, in your face irony and exaggeration.

Then, with a rush, light came back, and Manny saw the familiar lines of the conapt reemerge. Views Read Edit View history. The Pares are people suffering from paranoia.

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The Heebs have Ghanditown, a disorganised hovel where they eschew ambition and materiality and slip slowly into catatonia. It has some of the best and most interesting characters of any of hi Of clwns The PKD novels I’ve read so far, this is one of the most fun. The novel is one of vlans author’s more accessible ones, with none of his trademarked abnegations of reality to blow the reader’s mind. To this literally crazy world comes a group of disparate characters, drawn there for various reasons revolving around the Alphans’ and Terrans’ annexation claims.


The Mans representative is Howard Straw. Sounds good, but I think I like your fantasy more than your science fiction? Soon only her breasts koon left, then they disappeared as well. In the book, we are introduced to some of the residents of the second moon of Alpha Centauri’s third planet: Hmmm, gives me an idea.

Does she still have clients after that? An ugly divorce wrecks the plans of two inter-system empires This site uses cookies.

It is PKD primarily addressing mental illness a subject he, no doubt has a unique perspective on in the SF genre. First a few, then more and more of them.

Clans of the Alphane Moon

It will cost you, she said to herself, more than you can afford to pay. The more novels he wrote, the more he was able to support himself and his family.

Great comment Richard, and thank you for it. The editorial changes in his novels were drastic. This should be considered when focusing on criticism of the novel.

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