THE SHIFTING REALITIES OF PHILIP K. DICK: SELECTED WRITINGS

THE SHIFTING REALITIES OF PHILIP K. DICK: SELECTED WRITINGS

By: Dick, Philip K.

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"What Kafka was to the first half of the twentieth century, Philip K. Dick is to the second half."--Art Spiegelman, author of MAUS Philip K. Dick was both our most brilliant science fiction writer and a vis ionary philosopher who chose to couch his speculations in fiction. For, as he wrote about androids and virtual reality, schizophrenic prophets and amn esiac gods, Dick was also posing fundamental questions: What is reality? Wh at is sanity? And what is human? This unprecedented collection of Dick's li terary and philosophical writings acquaints us with the astonishing range a nd eloquence of his lifelong inquiry. The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick includes autobiography, critiques of science fiction, and dizzyingly provocative essays such as "The Android and the Human" and "If You Find This World Bad, You Should See Some of the Others." Readers will also find two chapters of a proposed sequel to Dick's award-winning novel The Man in the High Castle and selections from the met aphysical Exegesis that inspired his classic VALIS. Witty, erudite, and exploding with intellectual shrapnel, this is the last testament of an American original. This collection confirms Dick's reputati on as one of the foremost imaginative thinkers of the twentieth century. "A wide-ranging selection of free-wheeling philosophical essays, and journal entries; humorous, thoughtful speeches; and plot scenarios. . . . For both casual and serious Dick fans, The Shifting Realities unearths some gems."--Boston Phoenix.

Title: THE SHIFTING REALITIES OF PHILIP K. DICK: SELECTED WRITINGS

Author Name: Dick, Philip K.

Categories: Short Stories & Essays,

Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing G.: 1998

ISBN Number: 0679747877

ISBN Number 13: 9780679747871

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000047007