Wednesday, May 15, 2002

I finished reading Philip K. Dick's Solar Lottery two days ago. His first novel, and it contains all the elements of a typical Dick novel: distorted reality, a strange future (World leaders or Quizmasters are chosen by random chance and probability, with Heisenberg thrown in. Some people have found a way to 'beat the bottle' as he calls it. A twitch in the bottle displaces the existing Quizmaster and promotes a new leader, Every leader has a Corps of teeps (telepaths) to anticipate any assassination attempts orchestrated by (this is perfectly legal and expected, mind you) the previous Quizmaster. Ted Bentley is a hapless individual sick of the yoke of fealty caught in this power struggle. Fast-paced, an enjoyable read.

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