Simulacra, The

Genre: Sci-Fi

Simulacra, The

Performed by:
Peter Berkrot

On a ravaged Earth, fate and circumstances bring together a disparate group of characters, including a fascist with dreams of a coup, a composer who plays his instrument with his mind, a First Lady who calls all the shots, and the world’s last practicing therapist. And they all must contend with an underclass that is beginning to ask a few too many questions, aided by a man called Loony Luke and his very persuasive pet alien. In classic Philip K. Dick fashion, The Simulacra combines time travel, psychotherapy, telekinesis, androids, and Neanderthal-like mutants to create a rousing, mind-bending story where there are conspiracies within conspiracies and nothing is ever what it seems.

Unabridged recording:
Run time: 9 hours
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Author
Philip K. Dick

Biography:
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.
Narrator
Peter Berkrot

Biography:
A veteran of stage and screen, Peter Berkrot's career spans four decades. Highlights include Caddyshack, Showtime’s Brotherhood, and Director of Narration for the Emmy-nominated The Truth About Cancer. His voice can be heard on television, radio, video games, documentaries, and industrials.

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