Author: Philip K. Dick

The first book in Philip K. Dick’s defining trilogy (followed by The Divine Invasion and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer), VALIS is a disorienting and bleakly funny novel about a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip Dick); the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity; and reality as revealed through a pink laser. VALIS is a th….Read More

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The Divine Invasion

This is Dick's story of the Second Coming, a story of utmost confusion told with wicked humour. Emannuel, son of the god Yah from the star system CY30-CY30B, competes for… Continue Reading Posted in: American, American Fiction, English Fiction, Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction, Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy, Science Fiction


Glen Runciter is dead.Or is he?Someone died in the explosion orchestrated by his business rivals, but even as his funeral is scheduled, his mourning employees are receiving bewildering messages from… Continue Reading Posted in: Cyberpunk Science Fiction, Iowa Des Moines, Science Fiction, Terrorism

The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, the final novel in the trilogy that also includes Valis and The Divine Invasion, is an anguished, learned, and very moving investigation of the paradoxes… Continue Reading Posted in: American Fiction, Christology, Metaphysical & Visionary Fiction, Religious Science Fiction & Fantasy, Transmigration

Last and First Men and Last Men in London

One of the most extraordinary, imaginative and ambitious novels of the century: a history of the evolution of humankind over the next 2 billion years.Among all science fiction writers Olaf… Continue Reading Posted in: English, English Fiction, Science Fiction

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

>On October 11 the television star Jason Taverner is so famous that 30 million viewers eagerly watch his prime-time show. On October 12 Jason Taverner is not a has-been but… Continue Reading Posted in: American Fiction, Bibliography, Fiction In English American Writers 1945 Texts

The Yage Letters Redux

In 1/1953, Wm S. Burroughs began an expedition into the jungles of S. America to find yage, the fabled hallucinogen of the Amazon. From the notebooks he kept & the… Continue Reading Posted in: Bibliography, Epistolary Fiction, Letters, Medical Professional Biographies, Travel

The Man in the High Castle

An alternate cover for this ISBN can be found here (2007 Modern Classics edition) and here (2001 Modern Classics edition). A dazzling speculative novel of 'counterfactual history' from one of… Continue Reading Posted in: American, Authors, Science Fiction, United States

Martian Time-Slip

Mars. As a desolate place, forgotten by Earth. Isolated homesteaders huddle along the lines of the great canals, in thrall to Arnie Kott and his plumbing union, which controls the… Continue Reading Posted in: American, Cyberpunk Science Fiction, Real Estate Development Corrupt Practices, Science Fiction

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