Thursday, February 11, 2010

Liverpool SF&F book club reviews PKD’s 1964 novel Martian Time-Slip

Waterstone’s Liverpool One Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Club in the UK just finished reading and reviewing Philip K. Dick’s trippy 1964 novel Martian Time-Slip, concluding:

“In summary, the novel was largely (but not exclusively) enjoyed, it generated some interesting discussions on time, place and perception (which I cannot hope to do full credit to here -- so please continue the discussions in the comments section below), whilst stylistically awkward, and for some perplexing, the relationships and the manner in which Dick draws his characters was enough of an anchor that many of the readers left the novel feeling satisfied.”

Here’s how nine members of the club scored the novel, on a scale of one to ten: 4, 5, 6, 6, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, for an average score of 7.

Pictured: 1999 Millennium paperback reprint.

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