By Philip K. Dick
"A masterpiece."—Roberto Bolaño
What occurs after the bombs drop? this is often the troubling query Philip okay. Dick addresses with Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We bought alongside After the Bomb. it's the tale of a global reeling from the results of nuclear annihilation and fallout, an international the place mutated people and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take convenience from a disc jockey without end circling the globe in a broken-down satellite tv for pc. And hidden among the survivors is Dr. Bloodmoney himself, the guy chargeable for all of it. This weird and wonderful solid of characters cajole, seduce, and backstab of their makes an attempt to get forward in what's left of the area, effects and casualties be damned. a kind of spouse to Dr. Strangelove, an unofficial and unhinged sequel, Dick's novel is simply as filled with darkish comedy and simply as chilling.
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