In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, and discarding theory after theory, adding to, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, revising, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy.
Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. In this abridgment, jackson and lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick’s life and work.
The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick - . Dick. The e-book includes a sample chapter from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Edited and introduced by pamela jackson and Jonathan Lethem, and epic, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick’s brilliant, final work. The exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad.
Our Friends from Frolix 8Mariner Books - And what determines whether one is part of the elite isn’t wealth or privilege, but brains. Strengthening his resolve, and energizing the resistance movement, is news that the great resistance leader Thors Provoni is returning from a trip to the furthest reaches of space. The vast majority are Undermen, performing menial jobs in an overpopulated world.
Nick appleton is an underman, content to go with the flow and eke out an existence as a tire regroover. As children, every citizen of earth is tested; some are found to be super-smart New Men and some are Unusuals, with various psychic powers. But after his son is classified as an Underman, Appleton begins to question the hierarchy.
Our Friends from Frolix 8 - And he’s brought help: a giant, indestructible alien. Dick deals with issues of power, and politics, class, set in a world ruled by big-brained elites. In our friends from Frolix 8, the world is run by an elite few. This satirical adventure from Philip K.
Total Recall Kindle SingleHoughton Mifflin Harcourt - Dick’s classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. The inspiration for the film Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, and directed by Len Wiseman. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain.
This ebook-only edition of Philip K. Suddenly, quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth. Luckily, there is rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they’ve been on incredible adventures. Originally published as "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale.
A Scanner DarklyMariner Books - Substance d doesn’t just alter the mind, it splits it in two, and neither side knows what the other is doing or that it even exists. Fred is a law enforcement agent, tasked with bringing Bob down. It sounds like a standard case. In this award-winning novel, friends can become enemies, good trips can turn terrifying, and cops and criminals are two sides of the same coin.
Now, both sides are growing increasingly paranoid as Bob tries to evade Fred while Fred tries to evade his suspicious bosses. Dick is at turns caustically funny and somberly contemplative, fashioning a novel that is as unnerving as it is enthralling. The only problem is that Bob and Fred are the same person.
A Scanner Darkly - Dick is thoreau plus the death of the American dream. Roberto bolaño bob arctor is a junkie and a drug dealer, both using and selling the mind-altering Substance D.
Dolphin Island Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks - A science fiction adventure for readers of all ages, from a winner of multiple Nebula and Hugo Awards. There, johnny meets the brilliant and eccentric Professor Kazan, who has dedicated his life to the study of dolphin communication. An adventurous teenager, johnny clinton sneaks on board—only to survive a second crash a few hours later, this time into the Pacific Ocean .
. . Here in this new world, Johnny will find his courage tested once again . . . The crew escapes, adrift in the wreckage of the ship—until he is rescued by a pod of dolphins, but Johnny is left on board, who bring him to a remote island hidden in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. In the near future, a cargo hovership makes an emergency landing in a rural part of the Midwest.
The VALIS TrilogyHoughton Mifflin Harcourt - 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. This e-book only edition brings together the three novels of Philip K. 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.
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 VALIS Trilogy - Dick's vaLIS trilogy. Valis what is valis? this question is at the heart of Philip K. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and convinces him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. 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. The novel follows bishop timothy Archer as he travels to Israel, ostensibly to examine ancient scrolls bearing the words of Christ.
Earthlight Arthur C. Clarke CollectionRosettaBooks - A thrilling, suspense-filled space opera set in the near future and a forerunner of television hits like Star Trek and The Expanse. With permanent settlements now established on the Moon, Venus, and Mars, the inhabitants of these colonies have formed a political alliance called the Federation. As the agent finds himself locked in a battle for life and death on the eerie, the larger conflict explodes across space, lunar landscape, leaving mankind’s future in doubt.
His mission is complicated by the rise in tensions between Earth's government and the Federation over access to rare heavy metals. On the moon, a government agent from Earth is tracking a suspected spy at a prominent observatory. Two hundred years after landing on the Moon, mankind has moved further out into the solar system.
Aspects of the NovelRosettaBooks - Using a witty, informal tone and drawing on his extensive readings in french and russian literature, Forster discusses his ideas in reference to such figures as Tolstoy, Dostoevsky, and Proust; explains the difference between “flat” and “round” characters and between plot and story; and ultimately provides an “admirable and delightful” education for anyone who appreciates the art of a good book The New York Times.
Forster was one of britain’s—and the world’s—most distinguished fiction writers, a frequent nominee for the Nobel Prize in Literature. Renowned for such classics as a Room with a View, and A Passage to India, Howards End, E. M. The renowned british novelist’s “casual and wittily acute guidance” on reading—and writing—great fiction Harper’s Magazine.
Aspects of the Novel - In this collection of lectures delivered at trinity college, Cambridge, in 1927, he takes a wide-ranging look at English-language novels—with specific examples from such masters as Dickens and Austen—discussing the elements they all have in common.
The Idea of the World: A Multi-Disciplinary Argument for the Mental Nature of RealityIff Books - The book closes with an analysis of the hidden psychological motivations behind mainstream physicalism and the implications of idealism for the way we relate to the world. This book examines what can be learned about the nature of reality based on conceptual parsimony, straightforward logic and empirical evidence from fields as diverse as physics and neuroscience.
It then advances a compelling formulation of idealism that elegantly makes sense of - and reconciles - classical and quantum worlds. The idea of the world offers a grounded alternative to the frenzy of unrestrained abstractions and unexamined assumptions in philosophy and science today. The case begins with an exposition of the logical fallacies and internal contradictions of the reigning physicalist ontology and its popular alternatives, such as bottom-up panpsychism.
The Idea of the World: A Multi-Disciplinary Argument for the Mental Nature of Reality - The main objections to idealism are systematically refuted and empirical evidence is reviewed that corroborates the formulation presented here. A rigorous case for the primacy of mind in nature, from philosophy to neuroscience, psychology and physics. It compiles an overarching case for idealism - the notion that reality is essentially mental - from ten original articles the author has previously published in leading academic journals.
The Shrinking ManRosettaBooks - After he is exposed to a radioactive cloud, day-by-day, slowly, Scott Carey finds himself shrinking, inch-by-inch. The legendary novel of science-fiction horror: “The author who influenced me the most as a writer was Richard Matheson” Stephen King. Adapted into the hugo award–winning film the incredible shrinking Man, this is a classic by the author of I Am Legend and other renowned works—a master of imagination whom Ray Bradbury called “one of the most important writers of the twentieth century.
A classic of suspense as poignant as it is frightening—a mix that only Richard Matheson could pull off. Dean Koontz. In this world of disproportion, increasingly perilous with each passing day, Scott struggles to survive—and is pushed to the very limits of fear and existence . . . Scott once had a normal, he becomes a national spectacle, but as time passes, everyday existence as a husband and father, something worthy of newspaper headlines.
The Shrinking Man - As carey shrinks, smaller and smaller, his family become giants, more and more unreachable, and even the family cat becomes a predatory menace.
Italian FolktalesMariner Books - For readers of any age . . . Filled with kings and peasants, sometimes with earthy humor, saints and ogres—as well as some quite extraordinary plants and animals—these two hundred tales bring to life Italy’s folklore, sometimes with noble mystery, and sometimes with the playfulness of sheer nonsense.
Selected and retold by one of the country’s greatest literary icons, “this collection stands with the finest folktale collections anywhere” The New York Times Book Review. One of the new york times’s ten best books of the Year: These traditional stories of Italy, retold by a literary master, are “a treasure” Los Angeles Times.
Italian Folktales - A masterwork. The wall street journal “A magic book, and a classic to boot. Time .