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A Maze of Death (SF Masterworks 63) by Philip K. Dick

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He set his cup down again, his expression of distaste greater than ever. "I think it helps," Betty Jo Berm said. Dr. Babble said, "You know, it's a funny thing, all of us here together. Now see, Tallchief, I've been here a month and I have yet to find someone I can talk to, really talk to. Every person here is completely involved with himself and doesn't give a damn about the others. " Betty Jo said, "I'm not offended. It's true. I don't care about you, Babble, or any of the rest. " She turned toward Ben.

Yes, that was it. Prodigies of some sort, and all of them ready to talk. And then he thought, I think they're very nervous. That must be it; like me, they're here without knowing why. But – that didn't fully explain it. He gave up, then, and turned his attention outward, to embrace the pompous green-leather trees, the hazy sky overhead, the small nettle-like plants growing at his feet. This is a dull place, he thought. He felt swift disappointment. Not much better than the ship; the magic had already left.

This viewpoint mind differs from section to section, although most of the events are seen through Seth Morley's psyche. All material concerning Wotan and the death of the gods is based on Richard Wagner's version of Der Ring des Nibelungen, rather than on the original body of myths. Answers to questions put to the tench were derived from the I Ching, the Chinese Book of Changes. " Aramaic was the tongue that Christ spoke. There should be more like him. ONE His job, as always, bored him. So he had during the previous week gone to the ship's transmitter and attached conduits to the permanent electrodes extending from his pineal gland.

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