One of Dick's earliest books, but his last to be published, this is the story of one man's descent into depression and madness, and his escape to the other side.
Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) was born in Chicago but lived in California for most of his life. He went to college at Berkeley for a year, ran a record store and had his own classical music show on a local radio station. He published his first short story, Beyond Lies the Wub in 1952. Among his many fine novels are The Man in the High Castle, Time Out of Joint, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep? and Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said
The fascination of the novel lies in spotting the themes that Dick would later develop and make his own: the malleability of perceived reality, the imposition of the fake on the real and the struggle between good and evil. THE COSMIC PUPPETS may be a minor work, but is nevertheless interesting