Valis by Philip K Dick

a review by TC, in the genre(s) science fiction , Classic scifi. Book published by Gollancz in 1981.

Valis is a science fiction novel by the legendary author Philip K Dick.

VALIS is an intelligence system in space somewhere that is beaming pink rays of intelligence to Horselover Fat, Philip K Dick's split personality half. He knows to get his kid to the hospital to avoid death, the Valis ray is right and the doctor is stunned examining the boy...This book is great after you get past page one hundred, all the religious stuff is enough to make ya nuts. The guys who hang out with Dick go to see the movie "Valis" and they recognize it's the same thing that Horselover (Philip in Latin) is always talking about. Someone else had the experience.

Tracking down the rock star, Mother Goose (as famous as Alice Cooper), who made the movie they find out his wife is having a baby with the Valis intelligence system. It's messed up and fun if you can get thru the biblical stuff at the fore/setup of the book. Based on the experiences of Phil Dick this is as close of an autobiography as you will get from the guy.

Written by TC, 27 February 2002.

Valis, a novel by Philip K Dick

Book Details

  • Publisher: Gollancz
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  • Published: 1981
  • Pages: 272
  • Format reviewed: Paperback
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