The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch: A Novel

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Dec 14, 2004 - Fiction - 230 pages
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In this wildly disorienting funhouse of a novel, populated by God-like--or perhaps Satanic--takeover artists and corporate psychics, Philip K. Dick explores mysteries that were once the property of St. Paul and Aquinas. His wit, compassion, and knife-edged irony make The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch moving as well as genuinely visionary.

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User Review  - TheDivineOomba - LibraryThing

This isn't PKD's greatest book. It has all the elements of one, but the plot tends to be rambly, the characters uninteresting. Set in a much warmer earth of the future, the UN sends people to mars as ... Read full review

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User Review  - -sunny- - LibraryThing

Jeez. Kind of like the movie Inception but more so. Similar to the first book I read by this author, Ubiq, which also had a 'dream-within-a-dream' element. If ever I'm feeling too secure in my sense ... Read full review

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Phillip Kindred Dick is an American science fiction writer best known for his psychological portrayals of characters trapped in illusory environments. Born in Chicago, Illinois, in 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 1962, 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 in Santa Ana, California, in 1982.

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