World War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed intheir underground tanks believe. For fifteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by belief in the all powerful Protector. Bu on Earth's surface, a different kind of reality reigns. East and West are at peace. And across the planet, an elite corps of expert hoaxers preserve the lie.
'Truth, she thought. As terrible as death. But harder to find.'
America, fifteen years after the end of the Second World War. The winning Axis powers have divided their spoils: the Nazis control New York, while California is ruled by the Japanese. But between these two states - locked in a cold war - lies a neutal buffer zone in which legendary author Hawthorne Abendsen is rumoured to live. Abendsen lives in fear of his life for he has written a book in which World War Two was won by the Allies. . .
Wśród ruin zniszczonego przez wojnę atomową świata żyją inteligentne szczury, mówiące psy i ludzie, którzy mozolnie wracają do normalnego życia. W małym kalifornijskim miasteczku ukrywa się pod przybranym nazwiskiem szalony fizyk Bruno Bluthgeld, sprawca wszystkich tych nieszczęść. I jest ktoś jeszcze - obdarzony nadprzyrodzonymi umiejętnościami mutant, który czeka na dogodną chwilę, by przejąć rząd dusz. Doktor Bluthgeld to nie tylko fascynująca powieść fantastyczno-naukowa, lecz także historia o tym, czym jest dobro, zło i ślepa żądza władzy.
mars. A desolate place, forgotten by Earth. Isolated homesteads huddle along the lines of the great canals, in thrall to Arnie Kott and his plumbing union, which controls the vital water supply. Kott's manipulations poison the lives of those he draws to him: his mistress Doreen; Jack Bohlen, the schizoid repairman she comes to love; Manfred, an autistic child plagued with memories of a terrifying future; even the poor native Bleekmen of Mars.
Substance D - otherwise known as Death - is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorientation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must first become a user…
Nick Appleton is a menial labourer whose life is a series of endless frustrations. Willis Gram is the despotic oligarch of a planet ruled by big-brained elites. When they both fall in love with Charlotte Boyer, a feisty black marketer of revolutionary propaganda, Nick seems destined for doom. But everything takes a decidedly unpredictable turn when the revolution's leader, Thors Provoni, returns from ten years of intergalactic hiding with a 90-ton protoplasmic slime that is bent on creating a new world order.
War has left earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalks, in search of the renegade replicants who are his prey. When he isn't "retiring" them, he dreams of owning the ultimate status symbol - a live animal. Then Rick gets a big assignments: to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But things are never simple, and Rick's life quickly turns into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit.
Glen Runciter is dead. Or is he? Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from their boss. And the world around them is warping and regressing in ways which suggest that their own time is running out. If it hasn't already.
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