Many Years Ago a friend recommend a book that he said was sort of crazy and was truly great. He gave me a beaten up paperback copy of The Clans Of The Alpha Moon. I loved it and lent it to some of my friends, who also felt the same way about it until I lent it to someone who loved it so much that I've never seen it again. This must have been about 30 years ago. All this time, this weird story has lived on in my head and I've told it to many of my friends and co-workers (my career choice had me work in a State Mental Hospital). I did not know that this was written by an author of note, nor was I ever able to find another copy of this book, which takes place on a moon of a planet that had been set up as a mental hospital. Patients were grouped into communities according to diagnosis and symptoms The place has been neglected for years and now the authorities have returned to take over. This tale is just too good for me to ruin with my rendition. Thanks to my next door neighbor who recognized this book and knew Phillip K Dick when I told him the story.