By Christopher Palmer

As soon as the only real ownership of enthusiasts and buffs, the SF writer Philip ok Dick is now discovering a wider viewers, because the good fortune of the movies Blade Runner and Minority file indicates. the type of global he estimated in his humorous and scary novels and tales is coming toward so much people: moving realities, volatile relatives, doubtful moralities. Philip ok Dick: pleasure and Terror of the Postmodern examines quite a lot of Dick's paintings, together with his brief tales and posthumously released realist novels. Christopher Palmer analyses the difficult and mind-blowing results of Dick's fiction, and argues that at its middle is a conflict among exhilarating chances of transformation, and a daunting loss of moral certainties. Dick's paintings is visible because the inscription of his personal old crisis, the conflict among humanism and postmodernism being performed out within the complicated different types of the fiction. the matter isn't resolved, yet Dick's methods of imagining it develop into progressively extra inventive and chal

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