'The writing is humorous, painful, awesome in its effect on both mind and heart…There are few modern novels to match it.' —Rolling Stone 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.
Run time: 10 hours
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Philip K. Dick
Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) was born in Chicago and lived most of his life in California. He was the author of forty-four published novels and more than 120 short stories. His work The Man in the High Castle was awarded the Hugo Award for science fiction in 1963. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said received the John W. Campbell Memorial Award in 1974. Dick's works have been honored with numerous other awards in the United States and abroad. His work is published in twenty-five countries. Nine of Dick's works have been adapted for film, including his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (Blade Runner) and his short stories 'We Can Remember It for You Whole- sale' (Total Recall) and 'The Minority Report.' Most recently, his novel A Scanner Darkly has been adapted for the screen. In 2007 the tenth film will be released, based on Dick's short story 'The Golden Man.' More are in the works.
Jeff Cummings, Audie Award winner for The Second Machine Age, has also won multiple Earphones awards and brings over twenty-five years of acting experience to his narration of nearly 100 audiobooks.