In pursuit of Valis: selections from the exegesis

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Underwood-Miller, 1991 - Fiction - 278 pages
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

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Norman Spinrad, who was a friend of Dick's, did not think much of the attention given to this book. It is both very interesting, and very sad. Parts of it makes sense, but PKD knows both that he's gone too far and that he can't stop. Read full review

Contents

Direct Accounts of Personal Experience
1
Theoretical Explanations
63
On His Writing Techniques
131
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) wrote more than 100 short stories and dozens of novels, including "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, " which was the basis of the classic film "Blade Runner." Dick won the Hugo Award in 1963 for his novel "The Man in The High Castle." The Philip K. Dick Award is given annually to a distinguished work of science fiction.

Lawrence Sutin is the author of All Is Change: The Two Thousand Year Journey of Buddhism to the West, two biographies (one on Philip K. Dick and the other on Aleister Crowley) and two memoirs, Jack and Rochelle: A Holocaust Story of Love and Resistance and A Postcard Memoir. He teaches at Hamline University and Vermont College.

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