This is almost a reworking of an earlier novel Valis, which some consider to be Philip K Dick’s greatest novel. The themes and characters are rather melancholy but then this is probably the most autobiographical of his novels, which reads like an alternate history of the United States. Superb writing.
AS AMERICA GASPS IN THE STRANGLEHOLD OF A SKULL-CRUSHING TOTALITARIAN REGIME, A SUPERNATURAL INTELLIGENCE SPEAKS FROM THE STARS…
The word scratched in the sidewalk of the President's childhood home.
The name of the subversive society 'with no official membership' whose sole purpose is to overthrow the American government.
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?
‘An engrossing, non-stop excursion into a believable vision of hell’
‘The most brilliant sci-fi mind on any planet’
Publication date: 15/02/1999
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
|Publication date:||15th February 1999|
|Author:||Philip K Dick|
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. His edgy, dark future visions are even more relevant now. His novels have inspired many other writers and been used as the basis for films such as the classic Blade Runner the blockbuster Minority Report and the indie 'cartoon' A Scanner Darkly. Since his untimely death at age 53, there has been an extraordinary growth of interest in his writings, which during his lifetime were largely ignored by serious mainstream critics and readers. Such is no longer the case, and the novels ...More About Philip K Dick