Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

Philip K Dick


Ragle Gumm is an ordinary man leading an ordinary life, except that he makes his living by entering a newspaper contest every day – and winning, every day. But he gradually begins to suspect that his life – indeed his whole world – is an illusion, constructed around him for the express purpose of keeping him docile and happy. But if that is the case, what is his real world like, and what is he actually doing every day when he thinks he is guessing “Where Will The Little Green Man Be Next?”

Paperback, 224pp
Orion Publishing, 2003 (1969)
ISBN 9780575074583