By Philip K. Dick
On a planet run by means of escapees from a psychological establishment, the medical professionals who arrive to revive order could be the craziest of all.
For years, the 3rd moon within the Alphane approach was once used as a psychiatric health facility. but if warfare broke out among Earth and the Alphanes, the health center used to be left unguarded and the inmates arrange their very own society, made of competing factions dependent round every one psychological disease. whilst Earth sends a delegation to take again the colony, they locate enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and different mentally ailing humans coming jointly to repel what they see as a overseas invasion. in the meantime, again in the world, CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his spouse Mary are facing a sour divorce, with Chuck wasting every little thing. but if Chuck is assigned to clandestinely keep an eye on an android accompanying Mary to the Alphane moon, he sees a chance to get his revenge.
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