SF Masterwork of the Week: The Penultimate Truth

A masterly tale of political deception from the most significant writer of SF in the 20th century.

World War III is raging – or so the millions of people crammed in their underground tanks believe. For fifteen years, subterranean humanity has been fed on daily broadcasts of a never-ending nuclear destruction, sustained by a belief in the all powerful Protector.

Now someone has gone to the surface and found no destruction, no war. The authorities have been telling a massive lie. Now the search begins to find out why.

The Penultimate Truth is available as an SF Masterworks paperback and an SF Gateway eBook. You can find more of Philip K. Dick’s work via his Author page on the SF Gateway website and read about him in his entry in The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.