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Later in the 21st century, the Ganymedians will have conquered the Earth. They look like big worms, they are telepathists and consider the human people as an underdeveloped species. Only a few black men, under the commandment of Spike X, still resist hidden in the Tennessee mountains. After having escaped from the jails of a mad psychiatrist hired by the worms to break his resistance, Spike X steals some machines that do have the power to create illusions. But soon the illusions don't disappear after having been created for battle purposes.
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Another Philip K. Dick novel dealing with virtual realities.
The review of this Book prepared by Daniel Staebler

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book    -   depressing/sad FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Spying & Investigations    -   Yes What is main char. doing?    -   rescue mission/escape from confinement Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   virtual reality If an invasion, from Earth/human POV:    -   fighting overt invasion (attacking aliens) War or Invasion    -   Yes Major kinds of combat:    -   guns    -   lasers    -   mental powers battles Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice Age:    -   20's-30's If magical mental powers:    -   mind reading


Terrain    -   Mountains Earth setting:    -   near future (later in 21st century) A substantial portion of this book takes place on a non-Earth planetary body:    -   unfriendly aliens Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes Planet outside solar system?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   very explicit references to deaths and torture scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a fair amount of scientific explanation Sex in book?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   vague references only    -   descript of kissing How much dialogue?    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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