Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick's sci-fi novel "Clans of the Alphane Moon" poses an interesting query: What would happen to a colony of mentally ill individuals left to fend for themselves on a remote moon? The results are not nearly as disastrous as one might expect. While I enjoyed the first 2/3 of the novel, I found the ending forced and a bit rushed as Dick tried to wrap up numerous loose ends in the last 20 pages.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: PS3554.I3 C5 1980
2nd Floor Humanities Library
Review submitted by: Ashley Bloomfield, Program Assistant, Rodgers Center
Rating: Somewhat Recommended

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