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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of Science Fiction Novel Now Wait for Last Year

Philip K. Dick an American author contributed to a great extent with his thrilling, full of action and suspense themed sci-fi novels. The novels attract and bind the readers towards itself even today. Now Wait for Last Year is also an amazing work of Dick which made its way to The Library of America Series.

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Author: Philip K. Dick

Genre: Science fiction

Page count: 214

Good reads rating: 3.89 of 5

My Ratings: 7.8 of 10

Published: 1966 (Original publication)                                     

Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (October 18, 2011)

Language: English

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Review and Summary of The Science fiction Novel Now Wait for Last Year

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Now Wait for Last Year

The theme of the novel is a war not only among the world inhabitants but the galaxies. It leads the inhabitants of Earth under a group of militants called The Terrans, which led by an elected commander of the UN, Gino Molinari or The Mole. It believed in the ability to come back to life after being dead. Another party is the Starmen-who are the inhabitants of a planet Lilistar. The Terrans and Starmen are planning to partner against another alien species called The Reegs. They are the six-legged insect-like creatures with extraordinary brains.

The protagonist of the novel is Eric Sweetscent, a doctor whose specialty is organ transplanting and is the family consultant of Virgil Ackerman, who is the head of Tijuana Fur and Dye a manufacturing company of synthetic furs. The story begins when Eric honoured to serve and treat Gino Molinari. The story takes many turns when Eric’s wife Katherine Sweetscent becomes addicted to a drug JJ-180, which not only produces hallucinations and addiction but also takes the person to the past and future of the world.

Later, the story undergoes many events when Eric also becomes addicted to this drug. Exploring the future of the world, seeing that the Terrans betray Starmen to become allies with the Reegs and the Lilistar. Also lost the war. But later in future the Starmen attack and occupy the Earth in retaliation. Eric came to his present after seeing all the future and worrying about his wife’s condition which is getting worse day by day because of drug abuse and finally deciding to stay with his wife despite all the challenges presented by life.

Final Say on the Science Fiction Novel Now Wait for Last Year

Now, Wait for Last Year receives my rating of 7.8 out of 10 because this novel is a rollercoaster ride with many difficulties and surprising the readers. It offers an exciting turn of events but still; I expected a better storyline than presented. Would I re-read the novel? No. Am I glad I read it? No.

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