Philip K. Dick ~ Gather Yourselves Together

just finished reading a very early novel, written when he about 24 years old, by Philip K. Dick, Gather Yourselves Together. not a sci-fi novel, it’s the musings of three employees of a China-based Company left behind to hand over the facilities to the ‘new owners’ the Communist Chinese. along the way, the three give …

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Philip K. Dick ~ The Penultimate Truth

just finished reading Philip K. Dick’s The Penultimate Truth, a whodunit whose opening premise/gambit is those of us Plebians are laboring away miles underground, unaware that the raging nuclear war from which we’re presumably being protected has been over for 13 years, while Terran real estate and power has long since been divided into kingdoms. …

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Lucius Shepard ~ Col. Rutherford’s Colt

Just finished re-reading Lucius Shepard‘s talismanic opera/novel, Col. Rutherford’s Colt. Evils resident in objects that only adepts can read. The histories of those inherent evils, and their far-reaching consequences. Perfect.  

Philip K. Dick ~ Radio Free Albemuth

Just finished reading another of Philip K. Dick’s Anamnesis/Exegesis-informed novels, Radio Free Albemuth, most of which was rewritten as VALIS. With its more overtly political tone (the nemesis is a thinly disguised Richard M. Nixon) and with its focus on the recording industry I find this a superior work to its more famous edited version. …

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Philip K. Dick & Roger Zelazny ~ Deus Irae

just finished reading the post-2-3-74 visitation (exegesis) collaborative novel by Philip K. Dick and Roger Zelazny, DEUS IRAE. i’d been impressed by Zelazny’s MY NAME IS LEGION, and one of his religious/sci-fi novels, but most of my Zelazny-friend/fans swear by his more fantasy-tinged ouevre (amber, etc.) and, i’ve gotta say, despite the complementary empathic tone …

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Philip K. Dick ~ The Transmigration of Timothy Archer

just finished reading The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, the last of the VALIS Trilogy by Philip K. Dick, informed and infused by PKD’s visitation/philosophical treatise, The Exegesis. probably his most moving book and certainly the most compelling of his takes on religion, with copious references to Dante, Schiller, Kant, Heidegger, the Dead Sea Scrolls, et …

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