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And then there alphanee Lord Running Clam, easily the most memorable and likable character in this book: Here the council is voting on a plan that might just save them all:. Using the full repertoire of classic science fiction devices and situations, Clans of the Alphane Moon is anything but typical.

Posted in Novels Themes: I explored that concept in Three Hearts and Three Lionsdoes anyone read my work? In the near future, a planet is populated from groups of mental health patients.

Bunny would pay a lot more than the CIA, but Chuck enjoys his work and likes being a public servant. Table stares at him Bob: View all 9 comments. The one thing all of the groups have in common is that they are dysfunctional. They are the creative members of society, producing new ideas. The machine gave a couple of angry, rasping clicks, but after a few moments began to power up. No wasted words, and very few unclear passages unless they are meant to be. 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 Thhe John Kennex and Chuck Rittersdorf have one or two things in common methinks.


Dick Documentaire Philip K. Confessions of a Crap Artist was a huge surprise, not being SF at all. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Originally there was a colony of mental patients on this moon, but somehow that operation fell apart and the mental patients inherited the moon.

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Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick

It is though compassionate I think, which means it escapes being sad for its own sake. The Pare representative to the supreme council is Gabriel Baines, and their settlement is called Adolfville named after Adolf Hitler.

Still, what the author HAS given us is a significant achievement, and yet another feather in his already crowded cap. While it is entertaining alpnane many ways, this novel might be difficult for a new reader of PKD to fully appreciate.

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

You believe the Paraclete has left you, but it remains. View all 50 comments. Is it a masterpiece like High Castle? Binary fission always hurts; I know because of a protoplasm that used to live hereā€¦ it suffered every time it split, but it had to split, it had to grow. View all 4 comments. He moon this as an ideal opportunity to put an end to Mary and get away with it scot-free. Nor do they suspect that Chuck’s new employer, the famous TV comedian Bunny Hentman, will also be there aiming his own laser gun.

Apr 17, Charlotte rated it really liked it Shelves: The children from every clan on Alpha III M2 were born Polys, went to their common, central school as Polys, did not become differentiated until perhaps their tenth or eleventh year.

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The story follows two separate plots which converge in a climax of grotesque satire and twisted innuendos. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Feb 25, P. View all 19 comments.


We are all mentally unstable; it is only a matter of degree, tangent paths along our own journey towards hte Godhead. I am fascinated by his writing though and by the fact that he was somewhat of an outlier in the early Sci Fi world. Refresh and try again. Buy it on Amazon On Earth Chuck Rittersdorf is drawn into a plot involving the Alphanes and their quest to regain control of the moon.

The more interesting part of the story takes place on a moon orbiting an al What a wonderful universe! Calns of the Alphane Moon is about Read in November, but the review was accidentally deleted due to bone headedness. In this case, the goal is their own defense and ultimately, their survival.

Anyway, glad you liked the book. The more novels he wrote, the more he was able to support himself and his family.

What is it with you and breasts? And Dick’s Earth of the midst century almost seems as whacky as the Alphane moon and perhaps that is the point. Former patients of a mental hospital abandoned by Earth on an Alphane moon have established a somewhat stable class system organized by mental disorder. I’ve not read that much Dick, flans this was an excellent concoction even by his standards.

As with some other Dick books that I have recently read, this one cries out to be pages or so longer, or to have a sequel added on to it.