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Valis es una historia de detectives en que Amacaballo Fat es el loco héroe que busca desesperadamente a Dios, y Dios un ser desaparecido y responsable del crimen definitivo.
Esta deslumbrante narración trata de teología, de comunicaciones extraterrestres y de las conspiraciones que amenazan a la humanidad en un mundo en que la realidad se revela a través de un rayo láser de ...
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Valis

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Overview


Valis es una historia de detectives en que Amacaballo Fat es el loco héroe que busca desesperadamente a Dios, y Dios un ser desaparecido y responsable del crimen definitivo.
Esta deslumbrante narración trata de teología, de comunicaciones extraterrestres y de las conspiraciones que amenazan a la humanidad en un mundo en que la realidad se revela a través de un rayo láser de color rosa.
En definitiva, Dick y su alter ego abren su mirada al porqué de nuestra existencia, a la presunta benevolencia de Dios y al futuro del universo.

Valis, the disorienting and eerily funny centerpiece of Philip Dick's trilogy that includes The Divine Invasion and The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, is part science fiction, part theological detective story. Here, God is both missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
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)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788445000397
  • Publisher: Grupo Planeta
  • Publication date: 4/3/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Series: Biblioteca P. K. Dick
  • Sold by: Planeta
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 393 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 SF 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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