Not too long from now, when exiles from a blistering Earth huddle miserably in Martian colonies, the only things that make life bearable are the drugs. CanD translates those who take it into the bodies of Barbielike dolls. Now theres competition: a substance called ChewZ, marketed under the slogan God promises eternal life. We can deliver it. The question is: What kind of eternity? And whoor whatis the deliverer? In this wildly disorienting fun house of a novel, populated by Godlikeor perhaps satanictakeover artists and corporate psychics, Philip K. Dick explores mysteries that were once the property of St. Paul and Aquinas. His wit, compassion, and knifeedged irony make this novel moving as well as genuinely visionary.