A Maze of Death, Paperback Book
3 out of 5 (3 ratings)


Fourteen people arrive on the strange planet of Delmark-O; they have nothing in common other than a desire to make a fresh start. And they have no idea why they are there and no way of escaping. And then the first murder takes place ...


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
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  • Category: Science fiction
  • ISBN: 9780575074613

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One of PKD's better works and a good starter for anyone looking to get into his works. The science fiction elements are clever,without dominating what is really a very well thought out look at our relationship with God and as always with PKD's books, it delves into the idea that the reality we exist in is perhaps not the truth. A great ending, which unlike some of his novels, doesn't wrap up to quickly and fail to deliver a suitable level of closure.

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A disparate group of misfits are sent to colonise a new planet but soon deaths in the group breed suspicion and all is not as it seems.

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As usual, PKD plays with his characters', and his readers', perceptions of reality. Written from the points-of-view from several characters, neither they nor we are really sure which, if any of them, is experiencing what is actually happening.<br/><br/>A group of strangers dissatisfied with their former lives are transported to a colony world in one-way spaceships with a promise of finding fulfillment. Depending on what information can be believed, the colony has been set up by God, ultra-intelligent aliens, Earth's military forces or as a psychological experiment.<br/><br/>All of the characters distrust each other and, one-by-one, they are dying, being murdered or taking their own lives. Is this the work of an outside agency, or is one or more members of the group responsible?<br/><br/>Some answers are given at the end, but more questions posed. Well, you wouldn't want it given to you on a plate, would you?

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