The Zap Gun by Philip K. DickThe Zap Gun by Philip K. Dick

The Zap Gun

byPhilip K. Dick

Paperback | May 15, 2012

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In this biting satire, the Cold War may have ended, but the eastern and western governments never told their citizens. Instead they created an elaborate ruse, wherein each side comes up with increasingly outlandish doomsday weapons-weapons that don't work. But when aliens invade, the top designers of both sides have to come together to make a real doomsday device-if they don't kill each other first.

With its combination of romance, espionage, and alien invasion, The Zap Gun skewers the military-industrial complex in a way that's as relevant today as it was at the height of the Cold War.
Over a writing career that spanned three decades, PHILIP K. DICK (1928-1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the n...
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Title:The Zap GunFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:240 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.59 inShipping dimensions:8 × 5.31 × 0.59 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0547572719

ISBN - 13:9780547572710

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