The Man In The High Castle

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547601204
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“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award

Clans Of The Alphane Moon

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054799852X
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On a planet run by escapees from a mental institution, the doctors who arrive to restore order may be the craziest of all. For years, the third moon in the Alphane system was used as a psychiatric hospital. But when war broke out between Earth and the Alphanes, the hospital was left unguarded and the inmates set up their own society, made up of competing factions based around each mental illness. When Earth sends a delegation to take back the colony, they find enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and other mentally ill people coming together to repel what they see as a foreign invasion. Meanwhile, back on Earth, CIA agent Chuck Rittersdorf and his wife Mary are going through a bitter divorce, with Chuck losing everything. But when Chuck is assigned to clandestinely control an android accompanying Mary to the Alphane moon, he sees an opportunity to get his revenge.

The Simulacra

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572506
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A disparate group of characters are brought together on a ravaged Earth and must contend with an underclass that's starting to ask too many questions.

The Valis Trilogy

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547867735
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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 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.

Now Wait For Last Year

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547601298
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Earth is trapped in the crossfire of an unwinnable war between two alien civilizations. Its leader is perpetually on the verge of death. And on top of it all, a new drug has just entered circulation—a drug that haphazardly sends its users traveling through time. In an attempt to escape his doomed marriage, Dr. Eric Sweetscent becomes caught up in all of it. But he has questions: is Earth on the right side of the war? Is he supposed to heal Earth’s leader or keep him sick? And can he change the harrowing future that the drug has shown him?

Eye In The Sky

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547572549
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A wry look at how different people see the world, told in the caustically fun style of award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.

The Dark Haired Girl

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Mark V. Ziesing
ISBN: 9780929480039
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La Svastica Sul Sole Un Caso Di Storia Controfattuale

Author: Tomas Bolettino
Publisher: PM edizioni
ISBN: 8899565481
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Il volume propone un’analisi in termini narratologici del romanzo di Philip K. Dick La svastica sul sole, sottolineando come l’opera in questione non solo sia un ottimo prodotto di fantascienza, ma anche come possa funzionare in termini di storia controfattuale tramite l’analisi di eventi storici, reali e del romanzo e le loro relazioni semiotiche, permettendo di evidenziare come la narrazione presenti un mondo alternativo ma che “avrebbe potuto essere”. Indice: RingraziamentiPrefazioneIntroduzioneLe premesse teoriche Semantica dei mondi possibiliCooperazione interpretativaStoria controfattuale e letteraturaUn mondo controfattuale: L’Universo dello Specchio di Star Trek Philip K. Dick e i mondi alternativi Wn e W(-n) I mondi alternativi nella poetica dickianaLa struttura di WnI fatti storici in W(-n) Controfattualità e accessibilità tra i tre mondi Plausibilità storica degli eventi di Wn e W(-n)Plausibilità dei personaggi storici: Roosevelt e HitlerL’accessibilità come evento del romanzoIl sequel del romanzo: un interessante accenno alla Nebenwelt La Svastica sul Sole e la poetica di Philip K. DickBibliografia

Vulcan S Hammer

Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547725787
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After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don’t like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

Losing The Head Of Philip K Dick

Author: David Dufty
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780740794
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The Philip K. Dick Android looked eerily like the iconic science fiction guru. He "watched" people as they approached, "heard" their voices, answered their questions in Dick's own words. Then, on the way to Google, his head went missing. In a story that could have been lifted from one of Dick's celebrated novels, which have been made into such films as Blade Runner, David Dufty brings to light the incredible but true events - exploring the science of robotic "resurrection" and the coming android future.