Speaking of P.K.D. (More Readings)

I’ve been meaning to repost two interviews I did, one with professor Richard Doyle and the other with Erik Davis. Both authors have made some extensive commentary on the writings of Philip K. Dick where, arguably, others in the genre of science fiction commentary dare not tread: the so-called high-weirdness of Dick’s experiences with VALIS, and his subsequent real-life journal dubbed The Exegesis which goes on to describe his complicated personal theology (and ramblings) that Dick developed in the last years of his life.

Books like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?VALIS, and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch are examples of Dick’s philosophical and theological questioning, but they’re rooted in downright strange experiences he had concerning a Christian fish symbol and a beam of otherworldly pink light that he claims blasted his mind on 2-3-74. He dubbed this the “Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System,” or the acronym V.A.L.I.S. for short.

And therefore, books like VALIS and Radio Free Albemuth are practically embellished autobiographies.

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Jeremy D. Johnson

I’ve been meaning to repost two interviews I did, one with professor Richard Doyle and the other with Erik Davis. Both authors have made some extensive commentary on the writings of Philip K. Dick where, arguably, others in the genre of science fiction commentary dare not tread: the so-called high-weirdness of Dick’s experiences with VALIS, and his subsequent real-life journal dubbed The Exegesis which goes on to describe his complicated personal theology (and ramblings) that Dick developed in the last years of his life.

Books like Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?VALIS, and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch are examples of Dick’s philosophical and theological questioning, but they’re rooted in downright strange experiences he had concerning a Christian fish symbol and a beam of otherworldly pink light that he claims blasted his mind on 2-3-74. He dubbed this the “Vast, Active, Living Intelligence System,” or the acronym…

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