Clans of the Alphane Moon

  • by Philip K. Dick
  • Narrated by David de Vries
  • 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For years, the third moon in the Alphane system was used as a psychiatric hospital. But when war broke out between Earth and the Alphanes, the hospital was left unguarded and the inmates set up their own society, made up of competing factions based on their particular mental illnesses. When Earth sends a delegation to take back the colony, they find enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and others uniting to repel what they see as a foreign invasion. Meanwhile, back on Earth, CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his wife, Mary, go through a bitter divorce, and Chuck loses everything. But when he is assigned to clandestinely control an android accompanying Mary to the Alphane moon, he sees an opportunity to get revenge.

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Original but a little tedious

Despite being a little bloated and rambling, this exploration of mental illness is interesting and it is worthwhile for the character of Lord Running Clam. It is a little dated and PKD indulges a slightly disturbing and thoroughly sexist obsession with female characters' breasts.
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- Patrick

Outstanding

Should be listened to by everyone. Phillip K Dick. What an absolute genius. Loved it.
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- Ethan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 16-04-2013
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio