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The Penultimate Truth

Written By:Philip K. Dick - 1964

  • The Penultimate Truth  - Philip K. Dick cover

Synopsis

THE LONGEST LIE

World War III is raging - or so the millions of people crammed in their underground tanks believe. For fiteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all powerful Protector.

But up on Earth's surface, a different kind of reality reigns. East and West are at peace. Across the planet, an elite corps of expert hoaxers live invast private demesnes - repayment for their services in preserving the great lie. Until, one day, a tanker emerges and discovers the path to the most sinister truth of all...

Catastrophe:

war

Type:

futuristic