Summary and Analysis: Chapter 2
John R Isidore: A special; a human whose mental faculties have been deteriorated by the radioactive fallout.
Hannibal Sloat: Isidore’s boss at the Van Ness Pet Hospital.
Wilbur Mercer: The founder of Mercerism; an elderly man.
The killers: an unidentified entity equated with "evil" in reference to the persecution of Wilbur Mercer.
John Isidore is the only tenant remaining in an unoccupied apartment building in an abandoned suburb of San Francisco after WWT, the war that has resulted in the massive emigration of humans from Earth to colonies on Mars and other locations in the solar system in response to devastating...
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