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Vulcan's Hammer

(1960)
A novel by

 
Objective, unbiased and hyperrational, the Vulcan 3 should have been the perfect ruler. The omnipotent computer dictates policy that is in the best interests of all citizens—or at least, that is the idea. But when the machine, whose rule evolved out of chaos and war, begins to lose control of the "Healer" movement of religious fanatics and the mysterious force behing their rebellion, all Hell breaks loose.
Written in 1960, Philip K. Dick's paranoid novel imagines a totalitarian state in which hammer-headed robots terrorize citizens and freedom is an absurd joke. William Barrios, the morally conflicted hero, may be the only person who can prevent the battle for control from destroying the world—if, that is, he can decide which side he's on.

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.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1979 : USA Hardback
Title: Vulcan's Hammer (The Gregg Press Science Fiction Series)
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-8398-2484-X / 978-0-8398-2484-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Gregg Pr
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August 1976 : UK Hardback
Title: Vulcans Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-09-913300-8 / 978-0-09-913300-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orbit
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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0-547-57263-8 / 978-0-547-57263-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Mariner Books
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August 2004 : USA Paperback
Title: Vulcan's Hammer: A Novel
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4000-3012-9 / 978-1-4000-3012-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-5012-8947-0 / 978-1-5012-8947-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4558-1460-1 / 978-1-4558-1460-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA Audio CD
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4692-5176-0 / 978-1-4692-5176-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4692-5177-9 / 978-1-4692-5177-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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November 2012 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
ISBN: 1-4692-5178-7 / 978-1-4692-5178-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : USA Audio edition
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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October 2012 : UK Audio edition
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Vulcan's Hammer
Author(s): Philip K Dick
Publisher: Mariner Books
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