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The VALIS Trilogy [NOOK Book]

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This e-book only edition brings together the three novels of Philip K. Dick's VALIS trilogy.   VALIS   What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking novel, the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him ...
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The VALIS Trilogy

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Overview

This e-book only edition brings together the three novels of Philip K. Dick's VALIS trilogy.   VALIS   What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick’s groundbreaking novel, the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world.   The Divine Invasion   God is not dead, he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and convinces him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. As the middlie novel of Dick's VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know -- even God himself.   The Transmigration of Timothy Archer   The final book in the VALIS trilogy, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer brings the author’s search for the identity and nature of God to a close. The novel follows Bishop Timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the words of Christ. But, more importantly, this leads him to examine the decisions he made during his life and how they may have contributed to the suicide of his mistress and son.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780547867731
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Publication date: 12/1/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 90,941
  • File size: 796 KB

Meet the Author

Over a writing career that spanned three decades, Philip K. Dick (1928-1982) published 36 science fiction novels and 121 short stories in which he explored the essence of what makes man human and the dangers of centralized power. Toward the end of his life, his work turned toward deeply personal, metaphysical questions concerning the nature of God. Eleven novels and short stories have been adapted to film; notably: Blade Runner (based on Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and A Scanner Darkly. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, Dick was inducted into the Science Fiction Hall of Fame in 2005, and in 2007 the Library of America published a selection of his novels in three volumes. His work has been translated into more than twenty-five languages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 15, 2012

    Holy Moly

    Philp has topped himself. The Valis series is a life changing moment you can purchase and experience. I suggest you do it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2014

    Whoah!

    A great author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2014

    Mind=Bent

    If this is what you're looking for, you found it. After a brief introduction to PKD, I dived into this. Holy moley. It takes you to rather odd places, and at one time, I thought I would go crazy from reading this.

    But if you're interested in philosophical discussions of existentialism, go for it.

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