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'It is about madness, pain, deception, death, obsessive delusory states of mind, cruelty, solitude, imprisonment, and it is a joy to read' Washington Post 'Valis is a carefully structured, profoundly thoughtful study of some crazy people who just might have touched something illimitable, something so deep-rooted in myth that it is literally unspeakable' Theodore Sturgeon Philip K. Dick was one of the greatest and most influential writers of science fiction of his generation.

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SALES POINTS'It is about madness, pain, deception, death, obsessive delusorystates of mind, cruelty, solitude, imprisonment, and it is a joy to read' Washington Post'Valis is a carefully structured, profoundly thoughtful study ofsome crazy people who just might have touched something illimitable, something so deep-rooted in myth that it is literally unspeakable' Theodore SturgeonPhilip K. Dick was one of the greatest and most influential writers of science

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The quest for God is the binding theme of this trilogy. The ``funny and painful and sometimes brilliant'' VALIS(anagram) finds protagonist and Dick alter-ego Horselover Fat unable to reconcile human suffering with his belief in God. Invasion is a ``fascinating and highly readable'' vision of Armageddon, blending New Testament, Kabbalah and Dick's own worldview. In Transmigration , Angel Archer reminisces about her father-in-law, Timothy, an Episcopal bishop obsessed with a set of ancient scrolls that shed faith-threatening new light on Jesus: ``This finely crafted, odd but compelling book demonstrates Dick's great erudition, keen human insight and subtle ironic sense of humor,'' said PW. (July)

One of the most original practitioners writing any kind of fiction, Dick made most of the European avant-garde seem like navel-gazers in a cul-de-sac * Sunday Times *
My literary hero * Fay Weldon *
For everyone lost in the endlessly multiplicating realities of the modern world, remember: Philip K. Dick got there first * Terry Gilliam *

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