Clans of the Alphane Moon [Philip K. Dick] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Title: Clans of the Alphane Moon Binding: Paperback. Clans of the Alphane Moon is expanded from the short story Shell Game CLANS OF THE ALPHANE MOON, now In print once more after many years, Is one of. Clans of the Alphane moon, by Philip K. Dick Any book that features a telepathic yellow Ganymedean slime mold as a major character can’t be.

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View all 7 comments. Dick, Poul Anderson, Robert A. One of the reasons for these clanw may be the fact that Clans of the Alphane Moon was written during a period when Dick was literally churning out novels. 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. Although there is more wonderment now in one sense, in If you’re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.

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

In large part this is a satire on the artificial boundaries between sanity and insanity. When Phil Dick was writing there was a great deal more wonderment, and a great deal less expectation, in TF. The Heebs have Ghanditown, a disorganised hovel where they eschew ambition and materiality and slip moon into catatonia.

It has all the elements you would expect: The Pare representative to the supreme council is Gabriel Baines, and their settlement is called Adolfville named after Adolf Hitler. PKD said later in his career that he realized his writing technique involved starting multiple plots and then seeing how he could bring them together.


Notify me of new comments via email. He turned to look clane Cara, who mono fading, Cheshire Cat like.

Clans of the Alphane Moon (1964)

The one thing all of the groups have in common is that they are dysfunctional. The Alphanes must deal with the fact that the governments of Earth have their own plans for Alphane and its inhabitants. I recently reread it once again. An ugly divorce wrecks the plans of two inter-system empires What is it with you and breasts? The situation on Earth pretty much sucks. Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations.

Yes, it’s about a CIA propagandist caught up in an interstellar web of conspiracy, largely through his own foolishness, but no, it’s not really about that, at all.

View all 19 comments. Hmmm, gives me an idea. Confessions of a Crap Artist was a huge surprise, not being SF at all.

Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick

Their conservatism balances the radical quality of the Polys and gives the society stability. Only Dick could do this so deftly in such a serious scenario.

It’s a bona fide SF full of aliens and a message that no one is normal. What some of these books may have lacked in focus ie. The fact that these break down to only a half dozen or so reflects the mid-sixties when the novel was written. And Dick’s Earth of the midst century almost seems as whacky as the Alphane moon and perhaps that is the point. It is PKD primarily addressing mental illness a subject he, no doubt has alphwne unique perspective on in the SF genre.


What a wonderful universe! If I had to compare it to anything, I’d rank it along the same line as the original Total Recall with Arnie. Trivia About Clans of the Alph The book feels amphetamine-fuelled. It was too much.

Bloodmoney and Clans of the Alphane Moon. Manny opened to find a breast-heavy young woman in a Venusian sludge-silk blouse. You stay pretty straight with science fiction, Bob. Refresh and try again. Why would someone else hating a book make you enjoy it more?

Soon only her breasts were left, then they disappeared as well. This is what makes his books a lot of fun to read. As you say,a book is as good as it turns out,and COTAM is a fast outpouring of energy and fury that gives it a flawed but special feel,but I think it could have been different under more favourable circumstances.

The inhabitants of Alphane Moon are full of crazies. moob

On Earth Chuck Rittersdorf is drawn into a plot involving the Alphanes and their quest to regain control of the moon. I rather enjoyed Flow My Tears. Bu arada ilk defa bir Philip K. Great point, Kurt, by the way, what the hell kind of car is that anyway? Chairs and tables relaxed into generic furniture, then into anonymous objects. He had no shortage of ideas and concepts but lacked the time and energy to fully expand on many of them.

What is it with you and mental illness?