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The Resource Our friends from Frolix 8, Philip K. Dick

Our friends from Frolix 8, Philip K. Dick

Label
Our friends from Frolix 8
Title
Our friends from Frolix 8
Statement of responsibility
Philip K. Dick
Title variation
Our friends from Frolix Eight
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This satirical adventure from Philip K. Dick deals with issues of power, class, and politics, set in a world ruled by big-brained elites. In Our Friends from Frolix 8, the world is run by an elite few. And what determines whether one is part of the elite isn't wealth or privilege, but brains. As children, every citizen of Earth is tested; some are found to be super-smart New Men and some are Unusuals, with various psychic powers. The vast majority are Undermen, performing menial jobs in an overpopulated world. Nick Appleton is an Underman, content to go with the flow and eke out an existence as a tire regroover. But after his son is classified as an Underman, Appleton begins to question the hierarchy. Strengthening his resolve, and energizing the resistance movement, is news that the great resistance leader Thors Provoni is returning from a trip to the furthest reaches of space. And he's brought help: a giant, indestructible alien"--
Summary
It could be a recipe for disaster when menial laborer Nick Appleton and despot Willis Gram, leader of the elite oligarchy ruling Earth, both fall in love with a black marketer of revolutionary propaganda, but everything changes dramatically when fugitive revolutionary leader Thors Provoni returns from Frolix 8 with the intent of creating a new world order
Storyline
Tone
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
120582
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dick, Philip K
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Science fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Our friends from Frolix 8, Philip K. Dick
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Our Friends from Frolix 8 was originally published in hardcover in the United States by Grafton Books in 1970"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn820349314
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner books edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780547572598
Lccn
2012042173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)820349314
Label
Our friends from Frolix 8, Philip K. Dick
Publication
Note
"Our Friends from Frolix 8 was originally published in hardcover in the United States by Grafton Books in 1970"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn820349314
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Mariner books edition.
Extent
236 pages
Isbn
9780547572598
Lccn
2012042173
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)820349314

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