Philip Kindred Dick died in Santa Ana, California, on March 2, in 1982 (aged 53). Vintage Books & Anchor Books.
“How undisturbed, the sleep of the foolish.” —RADIO FREE ALBEMUTH by Philip K. Dick
In Radio Free Albemuth, his last novel, Philip K. Dick morphed and recombined themes that had informed his fiction from A Scanner Darkly to VALIS and produced a wild, impassioned work that reads like a visionary alternate history of the United States. Agonizingly suspenseful, darkly hilarious, and filled with enough conspiracy theories to thrill the most hardened paranoid, Radio Free Albemuth is proof of Dick’s stature as our century’s greatest science fiction writer.
But and then. We always have to ask, especially with Sci-Fi, which is fiction, and which is the inside trip, the following of the yellow-brick road inside the gray matter. Valis.