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Lies, Inc

Dick, Philip K.

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ISBN 10: 0575034491 / ISBN 13: 9780575034495
Published by VICTOR GOLLANCZ LTD., LONDON, 1984
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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THIS NOVEL WAS FIRST PUBLISHED IN 1966, THE TEXT HAD BEEN CUT FOR COMMERCIAL REASONS' BY MORE THAN HALF. NOW COMPLETE TEXT RESTORED, IN THIS ED. Bookseller Inventory # 005955

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Title: Lies, Inc

Publisher: VICTOR GOLLANCZ LTD., LONDON

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: 1st 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.

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A masterwork by Philip K. Dick, this is the final, expanded version of the novellla 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. This publication marks its first complete appearance in the United States.

In this wry, paranoid vision of the future, overpopulation has turned cities into cramed industrial anthills. For those sick of this dystopian reality, one corporation, Trails of Hoffman, Inc., promises an alternative: Take a teleport to Whale's Mouth, a colonized planet billed as the supreme paradise. The only catch is that you can never comeback. When a neurotic man named Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that the promotional films of happy crowds cheering their newfound existence on Whale's Mouth are faked, he decides to pilot a scapeship on the eighteen-year journey there to see if anyone wants to return.

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