The divine madness of Philip K. Dick by Kyle Arnold

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  • American Science fiction,
  • Psychology and literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Psychology,
  • Family

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-222) and index.

Book details

StatementKyle Arnold
SeriesInner lives, Inner lives
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3554.I3 Z545 2016
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 234 pages
Number of Pages234
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27210155M
ISBN 100199743258
ISBN 109780199743254
LC Control Number2015033239
OCLC/WorldCa919252821

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He worked through every imaginable scenario: consensus reality was variously a set of implanted memories, a drug-induced hallucination, a time slip, a covert military simulation, an illusion projected by mega-corporations or extraterrestrials.

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