From Library Journal
Released in 1967 and 1956, respectively, these volumes offer Dick's usual bleak outlook for the future. In CounterClock World, time begins moving backwards, and, as a result, there is a reanimation of the dead, including a religious leader who has amassed a sizable number of followers since his demise. Back above ground, he finds himself worshipped by millions who will do anything he says, making him quite dangerous. Japed follows a similar theme in the character of Allen Purcell, a highly placed politico who has the power to change the world. Dick fans and Blade Runner nuts will be glad to see these.
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“Dick’s best books always describe a future that is both entirely recognizable and utterly unimaginable.” --The New York Times Book Review
“Dick is entertaining us about reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation. . . . We have our own homegrown Borges.” --Ursula K. LeGuin, The New Republic