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His work resists analysis, even reasonable sense. Under the influence of prescription uppers like one of if central characters, Chuck Rittersdorf, who takes extraterrestrial “thalamic stimulants of the hexo-am “Clans of the Alphane Moon” was one of six books that sci-fi cult author Philip K. The inhabitants of Alphane Moon are full of crazies.

Please help to improve this article or introducing more precise citations. Lovecraft was deeply racist and some of his key stories depend on that racism for their power Innsmouth particularly.

They function as the statesman class. The Manses live in Da Vinci Heights, making new breakthroughs in art and science in a frenzy of enthusiasm, each of which they rapidly bore of.

Howe I love when SF meets Psychology, and I loved this book for it reminded me a bit of Asimov due to its style and how the author touched the idea of robots and of Almost Human John Kennex and Chuck Rittersdorf have one or two things in common methinks.

However, I quite liked it and now I am curious to read other books written by this author. Earth is finally sending ships to check up on how things are going. The inhabitants have formed seven clans:. I have some Psi powers, they might help.

I told her if you read science fiction from 60 or so years ago, you notice that a lot of it is real now. The one thing all of the groups have in common is that they are dysfunctional.


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The one you drove here in today? They are thf creative members of society, producing new ideas. Mary Rittersdorf the psychiatrist with the aid of an aphrodisiac meets with hilarious consequences. Meanwhile Chuck gets involved with Bunny Hentman, a former criminal with ties to the Alhane government, who is currently working on Earth as a TV comic. Its actually a pretty complicated plot and universe, and it feels super real.

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The CIA is correspondingly very influential, and makes use of simulacrums which are basically remote control androids. Notify me of new comments via email. Mary Rittersdoff is a very strong and fiesty character,who can hardly be called a sex object. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Anyway, glad you liked the book.

PKD said later in his career that he realized his writing technique involved starting multiple plots and then seeing how he could bring them together.

I mean, that opens up all kinds of imaginative concepts, how would we dress, what kind of books would we read, or NOT read? The editorial changes in his novels were drastic. Something will go wrong, and then the Terrans will decimate us.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Chuck Rittersdorf is the main hapless protagonist who just separated from his psychiatrist wife Mary, and would very much like to murder her in retaliation for her cruel treatment of him. Patients in enforced hospitalization circumstances—in other words, captivity.

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Born out of the pulp magazines and cold-war fears as well as an artistic renaissance of the period, Dick was masterful at addressing philosophical and psychological issues in a new context. Dick wrote an awful lot, of very varying quality. It can help going in to know both that a book is worthwhile or at least that someone thinks it is but also that it has a particular issue which may concern some readers.

If you read this book you read it despite its monumental sexism.


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The girl smiled at him brightly. Anti-psychiatric, Szaszian overtones are obvious and I love it.

Meanwhile back on earth, Chuck Rittersdorf has been tossed out by his wife, a successful allhane counselor, and now lives in a rundown conapt that sounds a little bit like the first apartment I had in college. He turned to look at Cara, who was fading, Cheshire Cat like. Mar 01, M. I’ve not read that much Dick, but this was an excellent concoction even by his standards.

Now Mary has been appointed as one of the crew sent to reestablish contact, to provide aid to coans profoundly mentally ill colonists, and of course to take it back under Earth control.

Trivia About Clans of the Alph Bloodmoney and Clans of the Alphane Moon. I suppose it makes a difference. Apr 17, Charlotte rated it really liked it Shelves: Annette Golding is the Poly delegate to the supreme council and their settlement is called Hamlet Hamlet.

Sounds good, but I think I like your fantasy more than your science fiction? While it is entertaining in many ways, this novel might be difficult for a new reader of PKD to fully appreciate. 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.

The idea of a al;hane populated by different mental illnesses pops into his head maybe the idea sprung alpane 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 thf god knows where: Does she still have clients after that?