I Am Alive and You Are Dead: The Strange Life and Times of Philip K. Dick
Emmanuel CarrereISBN: 0805054642;
Book Description From the master chronicler of psychological extremes, an unforgettable portrait of the “Shakespeare of science fiction” whose work has influenced millions For his many devoted readers, Philip K. Dick is not only one of the “most valiant psychological explorers of the 20th century” ( The New York Times ) but a source of divine revelation. Dick, whose work inspired such films as Blade Runner , Total Recall , and Minority Report , dedicated his life to solving one ultimately unanswerable question: What is real? In the riveting style that won accolades for The Adversary , Emmanuel Carrere follows Dick’s strange odyssey from his traumatic beginnings in 1928, when his twin sister died in infancy, to his lonely end in 1982, beset by mystical visions of swirling pink lights, three-eyed invaders, and messages from the Roman Empire. Drawing on interviews as well as unpublished sources,...
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