The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

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by Philip K. Dick
     
 

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“A psychedelic odyssey of hallucinations-within-hallucinations from which no reader emerges unscathed.”—Boston Globe

On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead-end existence. Especially when the drug is Can-D, which translates its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie-esque character named

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“A psychedelic odyssey of hallucinations-within-hallucinations from which no reader emerges unscathed.”—Boston Globe

On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead-end existence. Especially when the drug is Can-D, which translates its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie-esque character named Perky Pat. When the mysterious Palmer Eldritch arrives with a new drug called Chew-Z, he offers a more addictive experience, one that might bring the user closer to God. But in a world where everyone is tripping, no promises can be taken at face value.

This Nebula Award nominee is one of Philip K. Dick’s enduring classics, at once a deep character study, a dark mystery, and a tightrope walk along the edge of reality and illusion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780547601328
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
10/18/2011
Sold by:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
350,953
File size:
816 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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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
RAY_E More than 1 year ago
Have been reading much of PKD lately - incredible ideas in his work.
Guest More than 1 year ago
...and I loved every page of it. This is one of my favorite books. Although I did not really understand everything that was going on the first time I read it. I re-read it recently and once I realized that I should take everything at face value it suddenly made a lot of sense to me. Although Dick was not particularly fond of this book I think it is one of his best, possibly even better than Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
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