"Clans of the Alphane Moon" - Philip K Dick
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War between Earth and insectoid-dominated Alpha III ended over a decade ago.
The Alphane Moon is a former mental hospital colony, isolated by the truce deep behind enemy lines.
As a former satellite-based global psychiatric institution for colonists on other Alphane system worlds unable to cope with the stresses of colonisation, the inhabitants of Alpha III M2 have lived peacefully for years unmolested by the alien worlds surrounding their Moon.
But, under the pretence of a medical mission, Earth intends to take their colony back.The Clans
On Alpha III M2, psychiatric diagnostic groups have all vacated the hospital facilities, taken over the Moon, and differentiated themselves into caste-like pseudo-ethnicities. The inhabitants have formed seven clans:The Pares
are people suffering from paranoia. They function as the statesman class.The Manses
are suffering from mania. They are the most active class, the warrior class.The Skitzes
are the ones suffering from schizophrenia. They correspond to the poet class, with some of them being religious visionaries.The Heebs
consist of people suffering from hebephrenia (disorganized schizophrenia).The Polys
suffer from polymorphic schizophrenia.The Ob-Coms
are the ones with obsessive-compulsive disorder, their delegate is Ingred Hibbler. The name of their location is not given. They are the clerks and office holders of the society, the ritualistic functionaries, with no original ideas. Their conservatism balances the radical quality of the Polys and gives the society stability.The Deps
are suffering from clinical depression.