In this biting satire, the Cold War may have ended, but the eastern and western governments never told their citizens. Instead they created an elaborate ruse wherein each side comes up with increasingly outlandish doomsday weapons - weapons that don’t work. But when aliens invade, the top designers of both sides have to come together to make a real doomsday device - if they don’t kill each other first.
With its combination of romance, espionage, and alien invasion, The Zap Gun skewers the military-industrial complex in a way that’s as relevant today as it was at the height of the Cold War.
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Project Plowshare, or don't touch my Love Gun
An Interesting Cold-War Type Sci-Fi Premise
Although this isn't one of PKD's most well known works, it's still worth checking out if you're a fan.
The premise for the story is both humorous AND addictive. Had it been a paper book, I probably would classify it as a page-turner.
My only critique would have to be that, although the narration was great, all of the reader's Soviet accents sounded too similar (even the female ones).
Still definitely worth checking out. And you can't go wrong with the price.
8.3 / 10
- Niels J. Rasmussen