Author(s): Luke Rhinehart
Super-intelligent furry aliens suddenly appear from another universe. And they've come to earth to have fun. "Louie" follows fisherman Billy Morton home one day and he and his family come quickly to love the playful alien. But when Louie starts using their computer to hack into government and corporate networks, and steal millions from banks to give to others, they realize that Louie and his friends mean trouble. Billy, his wife and two sons begin a roller-coaster ride of fame, fortune, jail, death, resurrection, and a distinguished ranking high on the FBI's "Most Wanted" List.The Government soon decides that all these aliens are terrorists. They must be eliminated. The aliens are playing games they hope will help humans to see the insanity of the American political, economic and military systems. But the Powers that Be don't play games: they make war.
From the author of cult favourite The Dive Man has sold upwards of 2 million copies and been licensed in 205 languages. The Dice Man appeared in The Telegraph's "50 best Cult Books of the Last 50 Years" in 2013. And the BBC called it one of the 50 most influential books of the second half of the 20th century. The Dice Man inspired various media projects: Diceworld a documentary about Luke and people influences by him; a TV series Dice; Dicelife a film made for C4 starring Luke; and a play The Dice House was staged in the West End. The book continues to have significant influence now: its is referenced in shows such as The Big Bang Theory and Luther. In 2013 Richard Brason told The Independent he was influenced by The Dice Man.
"Rhinehart s SF satire adeptly bounces back and forth between radically silly and serious, never going overboard in either direction, on its way to a potentially deadly but entertaining showdown between fun and tyranny." - Publisher's Weekly "Rhinehart s exploration of the humancondition and its myriad flaws through Louie s unique take on it is delightful, and fans of globe-hopping, madcap fun with a razor-sharp side dose of political and societal satire will gobble up this absurdist treat." -- Booklist A delightful, creative romp of an adventure that trails a thoughtful social message behind - Pop Mythology Political commentary meets first contact invention, and somehow comes out the other end a hilarious sci-fi comedy. -Barnes & Noble A delightful, creative romp of an adventure that trails a thoughtful social message behind -Pop Mythology "Rhinehart s exploration of the humancondition and its myriad flaws through Louie s unique take on it is delightful, and fans of globe-hopping, madcap fun with a razor-sharp side dose of political and societal satire will gobble up this absurdist treat." -Booklist "
Luke Rhinehart is the acclaimed author of ten works of fiction. His novel The Dice Man has been translated into 27 languages and has been praised by Loaded Magazine as "the Novel of the Century," by a BBC production as "one of the most influential books of the last half century," and by the London Telegraph as "one of the fifty great cult books of the last 50 years."