The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Book - 1991
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In this wildly disorienting funhouse of a novel, populated by God-like--or perhaps Satanic--takeover artists and corporate psychics, Philip K. Dick explores mysteries that were once the property of St. Paul and Aquinas. His wit, compassion, and knife-edged irony make The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch moving as well as genuinely visionary.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991.
Edition: First Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780679736660
Branch Call Number: [SCI-FI] FIC/DICK
Characteristics: 230 p. ; 21 cm.


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ArapahoeJeremiah Aug 09, 2016

Best for readers already familiar with PKD. A mind-bending novel set in a dystopian world where global warming has made the majority of the earth uninhabitable, with humanity scattered about in off-world colonies. To help cope with the difficult setting is the popular use of the drug CAN-D, allowing escapism into an alternate reality shared with others while using accompanying doll-like toys and layouts. The plot revolves around the possible introduction of a new competing drug, Chew-Z, and the problems this causes. A compelling and disorienting story, with layers of reality and unreality. (This book is related to his earlier short-story, “The Days of Perky Pat” (1963).)


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