By Philip K. Dick
A sci-fi homicide secret set on a mysterious planet, with a twist finishing that leaves the reader pondering simply what they've been witnessing the total time. Delmak-O is a perilous planet. even though there are just fourteen electorate, not anyone can belief someone else and loss of life can strike at any second. The planet is titanic and mostly unexplored, populated ordinarily via gelatinous cube-shaped beings that provide cryptic suggestion within the type of anagrams. Deities might be spoken to at once through a sequence of prayer amplifiers and transmitters, yet they might not be at liberty approximately it. And the mysterious construction within the distance attracts all of the colonists to it, but if they get there every one sees a distinct motto at the entrance. The secret of this constitution and the secrets and techniques contained inside of force this mind-bending novel.
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Something came over Venera’s face. Softness? Some subtle giving- SUN OF SUNS | 69 in to an interpretation of his actions that he didn’t understand? “It will all be made clear tonight,” she said in as soothing a tone as she was likely capable of. He could have retreated around a corner, waited for her to leave. He might have staked out Fanning’s ofﬁce for the rest of the night. Instead he found his feet take another step and another, and then he was turning and clattering down the steps as though he actually had some other place to go.
He was going to surprise them. But not, apparently, yet. ” he demanded of a petty ofﬁcer. The man snapped to attention, slowly drifting upward and away from his post. ” He turned away, composing himself before the man could see his mask of professionalism slip. He was looking for something to do— a tie-down to criticize, a chart crib to fold—when the navigator said, “She’s here, sir,” with some relief in his voice. He was ﬂoating next to a porthole; Chaison stepped over ﬁfteen feet of empty air to join him there, and look where he pointed.
To be so close to his goal and yet be unable to act was intolerable. He walked through the Fanning household like a dutiful servant for hours while his mind raced through scenarios: Fanning walking by distracted in a hallway; Hayden slipping into the Admiralty unnoticed by the omnipresent security police . . The chances never came, and he was getting desperate. He’d driven Venera Fanning again today—unnecessarily, for she could easily have taken a cable car. He wondered at her motives in riding with him.