J. D. B. Martin

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WIRED by Douglas E. Richards
WIRED by Douglas E. Richards
3.0 out of 5 stars Not too bad, 18 Feb 2013
As above it's not too bad. You don't go into a book like this thinking that you're going to get characters of huge depth etc. I won't bother blowing away some of the ideas as that's not really the point.
It's book is the equivalent of a blockbuster movie- suspend disbelief and enjoy the ride. On the whole, I did. Maybe you will too
Solar Lottery (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Philip K. Dick
Solar Lottery (GOLLANCZ S.F.) by Philip K. Dick
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Ahh, If only, 19 Nov 2007
The Solar Lottery - your chance to govern the world. We would all love to have the chance wouldn't we? Not if you lived in the world of Philip K. Dick! As always he turns reality on its head and drags you along with it. If I only give it 4 stars that't because I'm a harsh reader and not because this is not fantastic (quite literally).
Somehow Dick always lays down his plot quickly and concisely without the verbosity of his more pseudy rivals and soon enough you are dragged into a world of responsibility and pressure that gives you a window into the author's fears and dreams.
I have read all but a few of Dick's novels and this was definitely one the the most memorable as he can… Read more
Lies, Inc. by Phillip Dick
Lies, Inc. by Phillip Dick
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Right from the get go we are thrown into a typical Dickian surreality. The first couple of chapters get us right into the meat of the storyline with the usual directness that avid readers of Dick have come to know and love. What follows is, perhaps, a more easily accessible novel compared to other more cerebral works of the prolific and immensely talented master of the genre.
I won't bore you with the details of the plot as the beauty of Dick is that it the sheer believable yet quite obviously wrong worlds that Dick transports you to is where the real heart of the book. The characters have the usual facets of humanity and inhumanity that he often employs that leaves them somewhat thin… Read more

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