By Philip K. Dick
Philip ok Dick's vintage dystopian novel set sooner or later the place the rest human survivors in the world needs to gamble for his or her destiny with extraterrestrial beings from Titan, one of many moons circling Saturn. Roaming the pristine panorama of Earth, cared for through machines and extraterrestrial beings, the few final people alive because the battle with Titan play Bluff, letting them win or lose estate and in addition shape new marriages so that it will maximise the distant probability a few pairings will produce a toddler. whilst Pete backyard, a very suicidal member of the gorgeous Blue Fox game-playing team, loses his present spouse and his deed to Berkeley, he stumbles upon a much greater, extra sinister model of the sport. The telepathic, slug-like Vugs of Titan are the avid gamers and at stake is the Earth itself. The Game-Players of Titan is a brilliantly conceived imaginative and prescient of a destiny dystopia, choked with inventive aspect, moments of natural humour and thought-provoking musings at the nature of belief, because the probably ordinary narrative quickly becomes a tumultuous nightmare of myth, precognition and conspiracy.
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Carefully disengaging Angst's fingers from her hair, Freya said, "I certainly am. " "It is," Jean Blau agreed. " Angst said. " Freya said, "No vital deeds should be offered during the play. His getting a toe-hold here in California is bad enough; if he gains more—" "We mustn't permit it," Jack Blau agreed. He glared at Walt Remington. "How could you do it? We ought to expel you. " "He understands," Bill Calumine said. "He didn't intend to; he sold to brokers and they right away—" "That's no excuse," Jack Blau said.
If no one objects I'll call Bert Earth, my attorney in Los Angeles, and see if he can get right up here. " Again he glanced around. No one objected. "All right, then," Calumine said, and dialed. Schilling said, "Whoever did it, for whatever motives," his voice was harsh, "putting it in Carol Holt Garden's car was a vicious and brutal act. " Freya smiled. "We can condone the murder but not putting the body in Mrs. Garden's car. " "You know I'm right," Schilling said to her. Freya shrugged. Into the vidphone, Bill Calumine was saying, "Give me Mr.
Jean glanced toward the door, and there stood Pete Garden; he had come in and was standing listening. "Hi," Freya said to him. " His voice was gruff. "Well, you must have a partner to play," Jean pointed out. "I'm not sore," Pete said. Like Silvanus Angst, he carried a bottle wrapped up in a paper bag; he now set it down on the sideboard next to Silvanus' and took off his coat. "In fact I'm glad," he said. Silvanus giggled and said, "What Pete's worried about is the man who got hold of the Berkeley deed, isn't it, Pete?