By Philip K. Dick
A sci-fi homicide secret set on a mysterious planet, with a twist finishing that leaves the reader puzzling over simply what they've been witnessing the total time. Delmak-O is a deadly planet. although there are just fourteen voters, nobody can belief an individual else and demise can strike at any second. The planet is monstrous and principally unexplored, populated in general by means of gelatinous cube-shaped beings that provide cryptic suggestion within the kind of anagrams. Deities could be spoken to without delay through a chain of prayer amplifiers and transmitters, yet they won't be at liberty approximately it. And the mysterious development within the distance attracts the entire colonists to it, but if they get there each one sees a special motto at the entrance. The secret of this constitution and the secrets and techniques contained inside force this mind-bending novel.
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I grunted. If good ol’ Mitch was from I Corps headquarters and had time to hang out at the officers’ beach, he had to be some kind of brass, which accounted for the amount of it in his approach. He took my grunt for an invitation instead of what it was: the most eloquent communication I felt I could spare, and that only because I was brought up to be polite. I was so tired I would have gone to sleep with him there if I’d dared. He lay down on my blanket beside me and got even chummier. “Yeah, we supply this whole area, you know.
But what if something had gone wrong? I took a shortcut through the hospital, my boots loud on the concrete hallway. No one else was out there, just the mingled smells of antiseptic, pot, and Nam, and the collective sound of deep breathing, restless sleep, shifting feet, and the occasional clank of metal trays or bedpans. The light glowed softly over the desk on ward six. Ginger was pouring meds. George was behind his comic. Tran’s bed was still occupied. I crept just a little closer, not wanting to greet anyone.
Carole and Judy had worn bathing suits under their fatigues, but I had to stop at the ladies’ room of the officers’ club to change. My mom had picked my suit, a gold velour modified bikini, out of the Sears catalog. Needless to say, it was not particularly revealing, but it wouldn’t have made any difference if it had been cut like a pair of long johns. The Healer’s War 31 Stepping from the ladies’ locker room onto the glaringly sunlit beach, surrounded by a couple three hundred males, I squinted down the long stretch of beach between me and the blankets Carole and Judy had stretched by the edge of the water.
A Maze of Death by Philip K. Dick