The Zap Gun

The Zap Gun

Dick, Philip K.

language: English

Publisher: Mariner Books

Publishing date: Jan 1, 1978

Words: 59102
Pages: 220


In this biting satire, the Cold War may have ended, but the eastern and western governments never told their citizens. Instead they created an elaborate ruse, wherein each side comes up with increasingly outlandish doomsday weapons—weapons that don’t work. But when aliens invade, the top designers of both sides have to come together to make a real doomsday device—if they don’t kill each other first. With its combination of romance, espionage, and alien invasion, *The Zap Gun* skewers the military-industrial complex in a way that’s as relevant today as it was at the height of the Cold War. Review 'The most brilliant sci-fi mind on any planet' Rolling Stone 'If it is ideas that you want then Philip K. Dick is the author to read' Vector From the Publisher 'ONE OF THE MOST ORIGINAL PRACTITIONERS WRITING ANY KIND OF FICTION, PHILIP K. DICK MADE MOST OF THE EUROPEAN AVANT-GARDE SEEM NAVEL-GAZERS IN A CUL-DE-SAC' - Sunday Times 'I SEE DICK AS A MAJOR 21ST CENTURY WRITER, AN INFLUENTIAL "FICTIONAL PHILOSOPHER" OF THE QUANTUM AGE' - Timothy Leary