On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the Un develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future. In the hopes of gaining an advantage on a Martian real estate deal, powerful people force Manfred to send them into the future, where they can learn about development plans. But is Manfred sending them to the real future or one colored by his own dark and paranoid filter? As the time travelers are drawn into Manfred's dark worldview in both the future and present, the cost of doing business may drive them all insane.
©1964 Philip K. Dick, © renewed 1992 by The Estate of Philip K. Dick. (P)2014 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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6 books into this wonderful author, this has to be my favorite so far. slowish start but once it gets going it grips you to the end, gubbish gubbish gubbishgubish
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