Results of the Philip K. Dick Award in the year 1986.
Homonculus is a fascinating trip to a London that never existed…but perhaps should have.
Darkly atmospheric, Homonculus weaves together the stories of Narbondo—a mad hunchback who works tirelessly to bring the dead back to life, of the members of the Trismegistus Club—a surly group of scientists and philosophers who meet at Captain Powers’ Pipe Shop, and of the homonculus—a tiny man whose powers can drive men to murder.
In the hard years of the Depression, young Travis lives with his uncle and aunt. Upstairs lives the mysterious Anna. Anna says she’s going to be “changing,” and she needs Travis’s help…for purposes she won’t explain. What follows is a tale of passion, terror, and hope, opening out to a great, dark, and unsuspected universe.