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The Cosmic Puppets
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date November 1, 2003
Pages 143
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781400030057
ISBN-10 1400030056
Dimensions 0.50 by 5.25 by 8 in.
Weight 0.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $12.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Ted Barton returns to his hometown of Millgate, Virginia, and is horrified when he discovers his own obituary in an old newspaper, finds himself unable to escape the town, and becomes caught in the middle of the eternal struggle between good and evil. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Yielding to a compulsion he can’t explain, Ted Barton interrupts his vacation in order to visit the town of his birth, Millgate, Virginia. But upon entering the sleepy, isolated little hamlet, Ted is distraught to find that the place bears no resemblance to the one he left behind—and never did. He also discovers that in this Millgate Ted Barton died of scarlet fever when he was nine years old. Perhaps even more troubling is the fact that it is literally impossible to escape. Unable to leave, Ted struggles to find the reason for such disturbing incongruities, but before long, he finds himself in the midst of a struggle between good and evil that stretches far beyond the confines of the valley.

Winner of both the Hugo and John W. Campbell awards for best novel, widely regarded as the premiere science fiction writer of his day, and the object of cult-like adoration from his legions of fans, Philip K. Dick has come to be seen in a literary light that defies classification in much the same way as Borges and Calvino. With breathtaking insight, he utilizes vividly unfamiliar worlds to evoke the hauntingly and hilariously familiar in our society and ourselves.

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780425062760 Book cover for 9780547572383 Book cover for 9781400030057
 
Reissue edition from Mariner Books (July 17, 2012)
9780547572383 | details & prices | 136 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.35 lbs | List price $14.95
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (November 1, 2003)
9781400030057 | details & prices | 143 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 0.50 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $12.95
About: Ted Barton returns to his hometown of Millgate, Virginia, and is horrified when he discovers his own obituary in an old newspaper, finds himself unable to escape the town, and becomes caught in the middle of the eternal struggle between good and evil.
Reprint edition from Berkley Pub Group (October 1, 1983)
9780425062760 | details & prices | List price $2.50
About: Ted Barton returns to his hometown and is horrified when he discovers his own obituary in an old newspaper
CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9781455814473 Book cover for 9781480594425
 
With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Brilliance Audio (December 2, 2014)
9781480594425 | details & prices | 5.25 × 6.75 × 0.50 in. | 0.15 lbs | List price $14.99
With Nick Podehl (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Brilliance Audio (December 2, 2014)
9781455814473 | details & prices | 6.50 × 5.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.30 lbs | List price $14.99

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