The Zap Gun

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The Zap Gun  
The Zap Gun
By Philip K. Dick

Originally published in 1967
Trade paperback published by Vintage
Currently available

  Plot Summary:
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.

"Although the title brings to mind intergalactic weaponry and mind-blowing space battles, the story (like many others by the author) is based more on the psychological traumas of its main character, Lars Powderdry." Read more...
    Review by Jason Koornick,, 2000.

The Zap Gun Cover Art Gallery

Zap Gun
Zap Gun 2
Zap Gun 3
Zap Gun 4
Zap Gun 5
Zap Gun 6
Zap Gun 7 (Italian)
Zap Gun 8 (Dutch)
Zap Gun 9 (Hungary. Boros Attila, artist)
Zap Gun 10 (French)
Zap Gun 11 (Japan)
Zap Gun 12 (French)
Zap Gun 13 (Italian)
Zap Gun 14 (Portugese)
Zap Gun 15
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