The Zap Gun
Scaldingly sarcastic yet enduringly empathetic, The Zap Gun is Dick’s remarkable novel depicting the insanity of the arms race. Lars Powderdry and Lilo Topchev are counterpart weapons fashion designers for a world divided into two factions–Wes-bloc and Peep-East. Since the Plowshare Protocols of 2002, their job has been to invent elaborate weapons that only seem massively lethal. But when alien satellites hostile to both sides appear in the sky, the two are brought together in the dire hope that they can create a weapon to save the world, a task made all the more difficult by Lars falling in love with Lilo even as he knows she’s trying to kill him.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - deslni01 - LibraryThing
Though a serialized novel, The Zap Gun isn't as dry and long-winded as one would expect. Set in the past-future of 2004, the Cold War still rages on between the West (Wes-Bloc) and the East (Peep-East ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
My raw reactions on reading this book in 1990 -- spoilers follow: In a certain sense, Dick’s negative assessment of the novel’s first half being utterly unreadable is correct. The opening is boring ... Read full review