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Valis

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ISBN-10: 0679734465

ISBN-13: 9780679734468

Edition: 1981

Authors: Philip K. Dick

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Valisis the first book in Philip K. Dick's incomparable final trio of novels (the others being areThe Divine InvasionandThe Transmigration of Timothy Archer). This disorienting and bleakly funny work is about a schizophrenic hero named Horselover Fat; the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity; and reality as revealed through a pink laser.Valisis a theological detective story, in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime. "The fact that what Dick is entertaining us about is reality and madness, time and death, sin and salvation--this has escaped most critics. Nobody notices that we have our own homegrown Borges, and have had him for thirty years."--Ursula K. Le Guin,New Republic
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 1981
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 7/2/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Phillip Kindred Dick was an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 16, 1928, Dick worked in radio and studied briefly at the University of California at Berkeley before embarking on his writing career. His first novel, Solar Lottery, was published in 1955. In 1963, Dick won the Hugo Award for his novel, The Man in the High Castle. He also wrote a series of futuristic tales about artificial creatures on the loose; notable of these was Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, which was later adapted into film as Blade Runner. Dick also published several collections of short stories. He died of a stroke in Santa Ana, California, in 1982.