The Game-Players of Titan

by Philip Dick
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After a devastating war in which the Earth lost most of its population, the new alien overlords have set up a worldwide game called Bluff, where players swap both land and spouses. But when Pete Garden loses Berkeley, it sets in motion a chain of events that could lead to humanity losing the whole planet. Psychics, aliens, and regular humans all attempt to out-bluff each other in this unpredictable comic misadventure from the mind of Philip K. Dick.


  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547572437
  • ISBN-10: 0547572433
  • Pages: 240
  • Publication Date: 10/23/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 24

About the book

Years ago, Earth and Titan fought a war and Earth lost. The planet was irradiated and most of the surviving population is sterile. The few survivors play an intricate and unending game called Bluff at the behest of the slug-like aliens who rule the planet. At stake in the game are two very important commodities: land and spouses. Pete Garden just lost his wife and Berkeley, California, but he has a plan to win them back. That is, if he isn’t derailed by aliens, psychic traitors, or his new wife.

The Game-Players of Titan is both satire and adventure, examining the ties that bind people together and the maddening peccadilloes of bureaucracy, whether the bureaucrats are humans or alien slugs.

About the author
Philip Dick

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 nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film, notably Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall,Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.