The VALIS Trilogy

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547867735

Category: Fiction

Page: 816

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This e-book only edition brings together the three novels of Philip K. Dick's VALIS trilogy. VALIS What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking novel, the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world. The Divine Invasion God is not dead, he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and convinces him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. As the middlie novel of Dick's VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know -- even God himself. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer The final book in the VALIS trilogy, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer brings the author’s search for the identity and nature of God to a close. The novel follows Bishop Timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the words of Christ. But, more importantly, this leads him to examine the decisions he made during his life and how they may have contributed to the suicide of his mistress and son.

The Divine Invasion

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547572425

Category: Fiction

Page: 260

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God has been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet where he meets Herb Asher and persuades him to help retake Earth.

VALIS

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547601344

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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“Dick is one of the ten best American writers of the twentieth century, which is saying a lot. Dick was a kind of Kafka steeped in LSD and rage.”—Roberto Bolaño What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick’s ground-breaking novel, and the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world. VALIS is essential reading for any true Philip K. Dick fan, a novel that Roberto Bolaño called “more disturbing than any novel by [Carson] McCullers.” By the end, like Dick himself, you will be left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and just what the price is for divine inspiration.

The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547601336

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The final book in Philip K. Dick’s VALIS trilogy, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer brings the author’s search for the identity and nature of God to a close. The novel follows Bishop Timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the words of Christ. But, more importantly, this leads him to examine the decisions he made during his life and how they may have contributed to the suicide of his mistress and son. This introspective book is one of Dick’s most philosophical and literary, delving into the mysteries of religion and of faith itself. As one of Dick’s final works, it also provides unique insight into the mind of a genius, whose work was still in the process of maturing at the time of his death.

The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054754927X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1056

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"A great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."—Jonathan Lethem Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74," a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information." In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick’s life and work. The e-book includes a sample chapter from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.

Radio Free Albemuth

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Voyager

ISBN: 9780006482857

Category: Science fiction

Page: 286

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ARAMCHEK - The word scratched in the sidewalk of the President's childhood home. ARAMCHEK - The name of the subversive society 'with no official membership' whose sole purpose is to overthrow the American government. ARAMCHEK - The name of a woman who may hold the key- and who has only weeks to live. Will the agents of the omniscient Valis succeed in their mission of liberation? Or will the seek-and-destroy tactic of President Ferris F. Freemont extend the mind-numbing grip of the Antagonist across the parameters of the free world?

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547572557

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Palmer Eldritch returns from the edge of the universe with a drug called Chew-D for the colonists of Mars who are under threat of god-like or satanic psychics that threaten to wage war against the human soul.

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547572255

Category: Fiction

Page: 249

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"Grappling with many of the themes Philip K. Dick is best known for--identity, altered reality, drug use, and dystopias--Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said is both a rollicking chase story and a meditation on reality. Jason Taverner--talk show host and man-about-town--wakes one day to find that no one knows who he is. In a society where lack of identification is a crime, Taverner must evade the secret police while trying to unravel the mystery of why no one remembers him"--

Confessions of a Crap Artist

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547724756

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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"A funny, horribly accurate portrait of a life in California in the Fifties."—Rolling Stone Jack Isidore doesn't see the world like most people. According to his brother-in-law Charlie, he’s a crap artist, obsessed with his own bizarre theories and ideas, which he fanatically records in his many notebooks. He is so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But while Fay and Charlie Hume put on a happy face for the world, they prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack's but a great deal uglier. Their constant fighting and betrayals threaten their own marriage and the relationships of everyone around them. When they bring Jack into their home, he finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom of suburban angst from which he might not be able to escape. Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick's most accomplished novels, and the only non–science fiction novel published in his lifetime.

Eye in the Sky

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547572549

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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A wry look at how different people see the world, told in the caustically fun style of award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.

In pursuit of Valis

selections from the exegesis

Author: Philip K. Dick,Lawrence Sutin

Publisher: Underwood Books

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 278

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Excerpts from the late science fiction writer's personal journal include autobiographical material as well as discussions of mystical experiences, philosophical speculation, comments on his fictional works, and plot outlines

The Man in the High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547601204

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Del Rey Books

ISBN: 0345404475

Category: Fiction

Page: 244

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Captures the strange world of twenty-first-century Earth, a devastated planet in which sophisticated androids, banned from the planet, fight back against their potential destroyers

The Ticket That Exploded

Author: William S. Burroughs

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 9780802197207

Category: Fiction

Page: 217

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In The Ticket That Exploded, William S. Burroughs’s grand “cut-up” trilogy that starts with The Soft Machine and continues through Nova Express reaches its climax as inspector Lee and the Nova Police engage the Nova Mob in a decisive battle for the planet. Only Burroughs could make such a nightmare vision of scientists and combat troops, of ad men and con men whose deceitful language has spread like an incurable disease be at once so frightening and so enthralling.

If You Meet the Buddha on the Road, Kill Him

The Pilgrimage Of Psychotherapy Patients

Author: Sheldon Kopp

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0804150966

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 256

View: 9408

Therapists do not and cannot give answers. Explore the true nature of the therapeutic relationship, and realize that the guru is no Buddha. He is just another human struggling. Understanding the shape of your own personal ills will lead you on your journey to recovery. Sheldon Kopp has a realistic approach to altering one's destiny and accepting the responsibility that grows with freedom.

A Clockwork Orange (Restored Text)

Author: Anthony Burgess

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393239195

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A newly revised text for A Clockwork Orange’s 50th anniversary brings the work closest to its author’s intentions. A Clockwork Orange is as brilliant, transgressive, and influential as when it was published fifty years ago. A nightmare vision of the future told in its own fantastically inventive lexicon, it has since become a classic of modern literature and the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s once-banned film, whose recent reissue has brought this revolutionary tale on modern civilization to an even wider audience. Andrew Biswell, PhD, director of the International Burgess Foundation, has taken a close look at the three varying published editions alongside the original typescript to recreate the novel as Anthony Burgess envisioned it. We publish this landmark edition with its original British cover and six of Burgess’s own illustrations.

The World Jones Made

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547572654

Category: Fiction

Page: 199

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What if you could see into the future? Award-winning author Philip K. Dick examines precognition in this influential novel.