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    Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick

When a routine tour of a particle accelerator goes awry, Jack Hamilton and the rest of his tour group find themselves in a world ruled by Old Testament morality, where the smallest infraction can bring about a plague of locusts. Escape from that world is not the end, though, as they plunge into a Communist dystopia and a world where everything is an enemy.

Year: 1957
Genre: Alternate RealityDystopian

    Time Out of Joint by Philip K. Dick

Ragle Gumm has a unique job: every day he wins a newspaper contest. He enjoys his life in a small town in 1959. At least, that's what he thinks. But then strange things start happening. He finds a phone book where all the numbers have been disconnected, and a magazine article about a famous starlet he's never heard of named Marilyn Monroe. When Ragle skips town to try to find the cause of these bizarre occurrences, his discovery could make him question everything he has ever known.

Year: 1959
Genre: Alternate Reality

    Regiment of Women by Thomas Berger

Women reign supreme in the not-so-distant future, where Georgie Cornell has no choice but to wear the high heel shoe on the other foot. Swept into the chaotic world of publishing, he is at the mercy of his female bosses, especially if his pencil skirt is an inch too short.

Year: 1973
Genre: Alternate RealitySatire

    Valis by Philip K. Dick

What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick's ground-breaking novel, and the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world.

Year: 1981
Genre: Alternate Reality

    Changing the Past by Thomas Berger

A novel of alternate realities from the Pulitzer Prize–nominated author: “Those willing to spend a few hours in his Twilight Zone will come away the richer” (Library Journal).

Year: 1989
Genre: Alternate Reality




Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1957Eye in the Sky by Philip K. Dick Alternate Reality, Dystopian
1959Time Out of Joint by Philip K. Dick Alternate Reality
1973Regiment of Women by Thomas Berger Alternate Reality, Satire
1981Valis by Philip K. Dick Alternate Reality, VALIS Trilogy
1989Changing the Past by Thomas Berger Alternate Reality





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