Valis – Philip K Dick

While most of Philip K. Dick’s novels reflect some aspects of his unusual life, experiences and personality, it’s VALIS where Dick the author and Dick the character really start to bleed together. As the first book in what’s known as the VALIS Trilogy (incomplete at the time of his death), VALIS is based on Dick’s experiences in the Spring of 1974 when he began having religious visions (exegesis) that purportedly served to reveal secret truths about the nature of god, reality and the unseen forces that control our lives. According to Dick, these visions revealed the existence of an alien probe circling the Earth

 

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