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Valis

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547572413
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in Philip K. Dick's final trilogy (followed by The Divine Invasion andThe Transmigration of Timothy Archer), VALIS encapsulates many of the themes that Dick was obsessed with over the course of his career. A disorienting and bleakly funny novel,VALIS (which stands for Vast Active Living Intelligence System) is 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 theological detective story, in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime. Taking place in the same universe as Dick's soon-to-be-published Exegesis,VALIS is a dense novel, but one that is absolutely essential to understanding the author's off-kilter worldview. Much like Dick himself, the reader is left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and what the price is for divine inspiration.

The Valis Trilogy

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547867731
Genre : Fiction
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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.

Valis And Later Novels

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In Pursuit Of Valis

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : UOM:39015024971445
Genre : Fiction
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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 Divine Invasion

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547601199
Genre : Fiction
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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. Featuring virtual reality, parallel worlds, and interstellar travel, The Divine Invasion blends philosophy and adventure in a way few authors can achieve. As the middle 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

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547601335
Genre : Fiction
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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.

La Trilogia Di Valis

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9788834723043
Genre : Fiction
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Chi o cos’è Valis? È un’imperscrutabile entità intelligente che vive nello spazio? O forse un meccanismo, una formula o, ancora, un essere vivente vero e proprio, che emana uno sconvolgente flusso di informazioni sulla natura dell’universo? Nella ricerca di verità supreme, Valis pone il lettore di fronte a una serie di folgoranti interrogativi: cosa rappresentano la realtà e il divino? Esistono davvero oppure sono semplici invenzioni della nostra mente? In Divina invasione, un dio alieno tenta di stabilire un contatto con i terrestri come mai è accaduto prima: invia sulla Terra il proprio figlio, privo di memoria. Ma una presenza sovrannaturale è capace di impregnare di sé l’universo: l’ennesima, efficacissima variazione dickiana sul tema della realtà-divinità nella quale gli uomini si dibattono. La trasmigrazione di Timothy Archer ruota attorno alla vita dissoluta del vescovo Archer, attraverso l’impietoso giudizio della controparte femminile che scetticamente partecipa alla sua ricerca della verità metafisica, decidendo infine di abbandonarlo al proprio destino.

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