Vulcan's Hammer

Vulcan's Hammer

Book - 2012
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In "Vulcan's Hammer"asuper-computer makes all the important decisions for a worldwide government. But when religious fanatics decide to fight back, itleads a high-ranking official to question whether the peace provided by the computer is worth the abnegation of free will."
Publisher: Boston :, Mariner Books,, 2012.
Edition: First Mariner books edition.
ISBN: 9780547572635
0547572638
Branch Call Number: SCF DICK
Characteristics: 163 pages ; 21 cm

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lukasevansherman
Feb 27, 2015

Sure you can be a casual PK Dick fan and just read his best known work ("Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", "Minority Report," "A Scanner Darkly"), but that's really only scratching the surface of one of the most prolific, visionary, and influential of sci-fi authors. 1960's "Vulcan's Hammer" imagines a world in which a computer runs the world and machines declare war on humans. Pulpy and paranoid, Dick's novel presages so many of the-robots -are -taking over films ("The Terminator" series) and books ("Robopocalypse") that would follow.
"It's hopeless to imagine that a grass-roots revolutionary movement can overthrow a modern bureaucratic system that's backed up with modern technology and elaborate industrial organization."

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