Speculative fiction (rather than Sci-Fi) is how Phil would want you to read that. And, I think he would want you to read this fresh biography, as well. It has been well received and respected by PKD's widow Tessa. Some might wonder why we need another look at PKD's like and so-called problems.
As an author, Anthony Peake is uniquely qualified to analyze Philip K. Dick’s life. Why? Tony’s ongoing investigations into metaphysical matters, quantum theory, the pineal gland (aka our “third eye”), and The Infinite Mindfield (another new book of his) combined with his long-standing interest and investigation of PKD is perfect. it was a natural progression in Peake's writing. In fact, Tony had already devoted the closing chapter of his first book to Phil. That is The Daemon: A Guide to Your Extraordinary Secret Self. While writing his intervening books on life after death and out of body experiences, it became increasingly apparent to Tony that one man had embodied most, if not all, of these “high strange” experiences. That, of course, was PKD.
In this case you can judge a book by its cover. The layout and organization of this bio is just as appealing beginning with both biography and bibliography of Phil’s novels in the first section, followed by my favorite part—“The Esoteric Explanation.” That includes precognition, time theories, the Zero Point Field, “Daimonic Duality”, and even alien abduction. Part Three is “A Neurological Explanation” that covers much more than the old saw about insanity or multiple personalities. The book ends with an Epiologue on “The Man Behind the Myth.” For the scholars, there are over four hundred endnotes, and a thorough index.
In other words, for anyone who would enjoy knowing more about PKD without reading the 1,000 page Exegesis, this is the fast track to all things Phildickian. Enjoy!!
- Paperback: 262 pages
- Publisher: Arcturus Pub (25 September 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1788284585
- ISBN-13: 978-1788284585
- Product Dimensions: 14.5 x 1.8 x 23.1 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 354 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,062 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)