Vulcan's Hammer

by Philip Dick
$13.95
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In Vulcan's Hammer a super-computer makes all the important decisions for a worldwide government. But when religious fanatics decide to fight back, it leads a high-ranking official to question whether the peace provided by the computer is worth the abnegation of free will.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547572635
  • ISBN-10: 0547572638
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 10/23/2012
  • Carton Quantity: 64

About the book

After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don’t like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

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.