The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Palmer Eldritch returns from the edge of the universe with a drug called Chew-D for the colonists of Mars who are under threat of god-like or satanic psychics that threaten to wage war against the human soul.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547572557

Category: Fiction

Page: 233

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Palmer Eldritch returns from the edge of the universe with a drug called Chew-D for the colonists of Mars who are under threat of god-like or satanic psychics that threaten to wage war against the human soul.

The Three Stigmata of Friedrich Nietzsche

Despite the rumours that Palmer Eldritch has gone mad, the Martian population
welcomes the opportunity given by the ... The only indications, as the protagonist
Barney Mayerson discovers, are the three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Just when

Author: Nandita Biswas Mellamphy

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023029748X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 180

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Following Nietzsche's call for a philosopher-physician and his own use of the bodily language of health and illness as tools to diagnose the ailments of the body politic, this book offers a reconstruction of the concept of political physiology in Nietzsche's thought, bridging gaps between Anglo-American, German and French schools of interpretation.

Philip K Dick

In that novel's concluding action, Palmer Eldritch begins to duplicate himself in
his victims, taking over their ... In both "Upon the Dull Earth" and The Three
Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, the subject (Rick, Leo Bulero) falls prey to the
psychic ...

Author: Samuel J. Umland

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313292958

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 228

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Contains eleven essays and a bibliography, re-examining Dick's entire oeuvre as prefiguring by decades the philosophical skepticism of postmodernism, and constituting a coherent cultural critique of post-World War II America.

Prefiguring Cyberculture

... a contention that evokes the memory of the semi-human title character of Philip
Dick's most riveting novel, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965), who
claimed, "GOD PROMISES ETERNAL LIFE. WE DELIVER IT" (Dick 1965, 180).

Author: Darren Tofts

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262701082

Category: Computers

Page: 328

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A multidisciplinary compilation of essays and other writings explores the antecedents of Internet technology in the works of Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Mary Shelley, William Gibson, and others. (Technology)

Vintage PKD

Vintage PKD features extracts from The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Ubik, A Scanner Darkly, VALIS, and stories including “The Days of Perky Pat,” “A Little Something for Us Tempunauts," and “I Hope ...

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0307430049

Category: Fiction

Page: 208

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A master of science fiction, a voice of the changing counterculture, and a genuine visionary, Philip K. Dick wrote about reality, entropy, deception, and the plight of being alive in the modern world. Through his remarkable career Dick has established himself as a writer of the first order and his dreams of the future have proven to be eerily prophetic and even more prescient than when he wrote them. Vintage PKD features extracts from The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Ubik, A Scanner Darkly, VALIS, and stories including “The Days of Perky Pat,” “A Little Something for Us Tempunauts," and “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon,” along with essays and letters currently unavailable in book form. Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Search for Philip K Dick

Then Phil brought The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch to me to read. I probably
failed Phil again when I failed to understand this novel. Was it because our life
was so disturbed, or had my intellect really been impaired? I didn't like reading ...

Author: Anne R Dick

Publisher: Tachyon Publications

ISBN: 161696037X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 279

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Offering an intimate perspective on the life of an important, prolific author, this revealing biography uncovers the inner workings of a cult figure through his tumultuous relationship with his third wife. Brilliant and charismatic, Philip K. Dick was known as a loyal friend, father, and husband, as well as a talented science fiction writer. His six-year marriage to the woman he described as “the love of his life” and his intellectual equal was full of passion—the meeting of soul mates. But behind the façade of an untroubled life was a man struggling with his demons, unable to trust anyone, and reliant upon his charm to navigate his increasingly dark reality and descent into drugs and madness. Exposing personal details of their married life as well as the ways he continued to haunt her even after their relationship collapsed, Anne Dick provides thorough research combined with personal memories of this mysterious man.

The Twisted Worlds of Philip K Dick

Chapter 7 Psychedelic Demiurges: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Ubik,
A Maze ofDeath and Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said “I could be bounded in
a nut shell and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad ...

Author: Umberto Rossi

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786486295

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

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Philip K. Dick was one of the most popular science fiction novelists of the 20th century, but the contradictory and wily writer has troubled critics who attempt encompassing explanations of his work. This book examines Dick’s writing through the lens of ontological uncertainty, providing a comparative map of his oeuvre, tracing both the interior connections between books and his allusive intertextuality. Topics covered include time travel, alternate worlds, androids and simulacra, finite subjective realities and schizophrenia. Twenty novels are explored in detail, including titles that have received scant critical attention. Some of his most important short stories and two of his realist novels are also examined, providing a general introduction to Dick’s body of work.

The Blade Runner Experience

It is a perfectly appropriate clue and homage, for the movie owes a great deal to
Dick's The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1964), which incorporates the
earlier story and its model-and-drug induced Perky Pat game. Another idea from
the ...

Author: Will Brooker

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 023150179X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 240

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Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic examines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigates Blade Runner online fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.

The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K Dick

This six-year stretch saw Dick finish several of his most fondly remembered
novels: The Man in the High Castle (1962), The Three Stigmata of Palmer
Eldritch (1964), Martian Time-Slip (1964), The Simulacra (1964), Dr. Bloodmoney
(1965), ...

Author: Jason P. Vest

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810866973

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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From his 1952 short story 'Roog' to the novels The Divine Invasion and VALIS, few authors have had as great of an impact in the latter half of the 20th century as Philip K. Dick. In The Postmodern Humanism of Philip K. Dick, Jason Vest explores the work of this prolific, subversive, and mordantly funny science-fiction writer. He examines how Dick adapted the conventions of science fiction and postmodernism to reflect humanist concerns about the difficulties of maintaining identity, agency, and autonomy in the latter half of the 20th century. In addition to an extensive analysis of the novel Now Wait for Last Year, Vest makes intellectually provocative comparisons between Dick and the works of Franz Kafka, Jorge Luis Borges, and Italo Calvino. He offers a detailed examination of Dick's literary relationship to all three authors, illuminating similarities between Dick and Kafka that have not previously been discussed, as well as similarities between Dick and Borges that scholars frequently note but fail to explore in detail. Like Kafka, Borges, and Calvino, Dick employs fantastic, unreal, and visionary fiction to reflect the disruptions, dislocations, and depressing realities of twentieth-century life. By comparing him to these other writers, Vest demonstrates that Dick's fiction is a fascinating barometer of postmodern American life even as it participates in an international tradition of visionary literature.

Philip K Dick and Philosophy

In one of his greatest masterpieces, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, the
astronaut Palmer Eldritch returns from deep space exploration, but he is no
longer human. On his return, he brings with him a powerful alien hallucinogenic
that he ...

Author: D. E. Wittkower

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697391

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928–1982) is the giant imagination behind so much recent popular culture—both movies directly based on his writings, such as Blade Runner (based on the novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?), Total Recall, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau plus cult favorites such as A Scanner Darkly, Imposter, Next, Screamers, and Paycheck and works revealing his powerful influence, such as The Matrix and Inception. With the publication in 2011 of volume 1 of Exegesis, his journal of spiritual visions and paranoic investigations, Dick is fast becoming a major influence in the world of popular spirituality and occult thinking. In Philip K. Dick and Philosophy thirty Dick fans and professional thinkers confront the fascinating and frightening ideas raised by Dick’s mind-blowing fantasies. Is there an alien world behind the everyday reality we experience? If androids can pass as human, should they be given the same consideration as humans? Do psychotics have insights into a mystical reality? Would knowledge of the future free us or enslave us? This volume will also include Dick's short story "Adjustment Team," on which The Adjustment Bureau is based. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy explores the ideas of Philip K. Dick in the same way that he did: with an earnest desire to understand the truth of the world, but without falsely equating earnestness with a dry seriousness. Dick’s work was replete with whimsical and absurdist presentations of the greatest challenges to reason and to humanity—paradox, futility, paranoia, and failure—and even at his darkest times he was able to keep some perspective and humor, as for example in choosing to name himself ‘Horselover Fat’ in VALIS at the same time as he relates his personal religious epiphanies, crises, and delusions. With the same earnest whimsy, we approach Philip K. Dick as a philosopher like ourselves—one who wrote almost entirely in thought-experiments and semi-fictional world-building, but who engaged with many of the greatest questions of philosophy throughout the Euro-American tradition. Philip K. Dick and Philosophy has much to offer for both serious fans and those who have recently learned his name, and realized that his work has been the inspiration for several well-known and thought-provoking films. Most chapters start with one or more of the movies based on Dick’s writing. From here, the authors delve deeper into the issues by bringing in philosophers' perspectives and by bringing in Dick’s written work. The book invites the reader with a casual familiarity with Dick to get to know his work, and invites the reader with little familiarity with philosophy to learn more. New perspectives and challenging connections and interpretations for even the most hard-core Dick fans are also offered. To maximize public interest, the book prominently addresses the most widely-known films, as well as those with the most significant fan followings: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly, and The Adjustment Bureau. Along with these “big five” films, a few chapters address his last novels, especially VALIS, which have a significant cult following of their own. There are also chapters which address short stories and novels which are currently planned for adaptation: Radio Free Albemuth (film completed, awaiting distribution), The Man in the High Castle (in development by Ridley Scott for BBC mini-series), and “King of the Elves” (Disney, planned for release in 2012).

The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

Even when the reader is clearly told who has engineered the breakdown of the
consensus world (as, for example, Palmer Eldritch's self-pervasion of reality in
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch[1964]), that knowledge does not reveal
much ...

Author: Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571520

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience’s development into a global regime.

Minority Report

And that's without mentioning the aborted projects: John Lennon's interest in his
novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (Dick had, as you may be gathering,
a very individual way with titles), or the attempts to film A Scanner Darkly (first ...

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575098287

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Imagine a future where crimes can be detected before they are committed, and criminals are convicted and sentenced for crimes before committing them. This is the scenario of Philip K. Dick's classic story, now filmed by Steven Spielberg, starring Tom Cruise. In addition to MINORITY REPORT this exclusive collection includes nine other outstanding short stories by the twentieth century's outstanding SF master, three of which have been made into feature films.

The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction

—(1964), The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. —
(1969), Ubik. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. Ellison, H. (ed.) (1967), Dangerous
Visions. Garden City, NY: Doubleday. —(1972), Again, Dangerous Visions.

Author: Christine Berberich

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474232582

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

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Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including: Science Fiction Crime Writing Romance and Chick Lit Adventure Stories and Lad Lit Horror Graphic Novels Children's Literature Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.

Archaeologies of the Future

... Man ) , a relatively minor Jungian cycle ( of which the best effort is undoubtedly
Galactic Pot - Healer ) and , of course , the late " metaphysical cycle which
includes his most striking novels , Ubik and The Three Stigmata of Palmer
Eldritch .

Author: Fredric Jameson

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781844670338

Category: Philosophy

Page: 431

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In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson's most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of othernessalien life and alien worldsand a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jameson's essential essays, including "The Desire Called Utopia," conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after Postmodernism and A Singular Modernity, of Jameson's project on the Poetics of Social Forms.

Glossator 7 The Mystical Text

... a drug, a demiurge, or a web of illusions—and salvation is an effort to unravel
this web or wait out the drug trip— even if it means becoming a stone for three
million years (as in The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch) or killing the demiurge


Publisher: Glossator

ISBN: 1482689189



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Evaporating Genres

... The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965) and A Scanner Darkly (1977),
both of which explore the alternate realities of hallucinogenic drugs; Ubik (1969),
which examines the notion of reality as perceived by a consciousness preserved

Author: Gary K. Wolfe

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819571040

Category: Fiction

Page: 280

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In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.

From Energy to Information

In Philip K . Dick ' s “ The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch ” and James Tiptree ,
Jr . ' s “ The Girl Who Was Plugged In , ” disquieting fantasies of exiting the
organic body into alternate realms of informatic hallucination and simulation are ...

Author: Bruce Clarke

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804742108

Category: Science

Page: 440

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This book offers an innovative examination of the interactions of science and technology, art, and literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Scholars in the history of art, literature, architecture, computer science, and media studies focus on five historical themes in the transition from energy to information: thermodynamics, electromagnetism, inscription, information theory, and virtuality. Different disciplines are grouped around specific moments in the history of science and technology in order to sample the modes of representation invented or adapted by each field in response to newly developed scientific concepts and models. By placing literary fictions and the plastic arts in relation to the transition from the era of energy to the information age, this collection of essays discovers unexpected resonances among concepts and materials not previously brought into juxtaposition. In particular, it demonstrates the crucial centrality of the theme of energy in modernist discourse. Overall, the volume develops the scientific and technological side of the shift from modernism to postmodernism in terms of the conceptual crossover from energy to information. The contributors are Christoph Asendorf, Ian F. A. Bell, Robert Brain, Bruce Clarke, Charlotte Douglas, N. Katherine Hayes, Linda Dalrymple Henderson, Bruce J. Hunt, Douglas Kahn, Timothy Lenoir, W. J. T. Mitchell, Marcos Novak, Edward Shanken, Richard Shiff, David Tomas, Sha Xin Wei, and Norton Wise.

The Year s Best Science Fiction Ninth Annual Collection

We live, in fact, in a very science fictional world, a world as unlikely as any to be
found in 3 Philip K. Dick novel. Remember when Dick's scenario in The Three
Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch—in which global warming and the destruction of the ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1466829486

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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In The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection, Gardner Dozois produces another volume in the series that Locus calls 'the field's real anthology-of-record.' With a unique combination of foresight and perspective, Dozois continues to collect outstanding work by newcomers and established authors alike, reflecting the present state of the genre while suggesting its future directions. With the editor's annual summary of the year in the field, and his appendix of recommended reading, this book is indispensable for anyone interested in contemporary science fiction.

Terminal Identity

New York : Ballantine Books , 1964 . Dick , Philip K. The Simulacra . London :
Methuen , 1977. Originally published in 1964 . Dick , Philip K. The Three
Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch . New York : Bantam Books , 1977. Originally
published in 1964 ...

Author: Scott Bukatman

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822313403

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 404

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Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional "subject" and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen--puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining. Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

Among the best known of these are Time Out of Joint (1959), The Man in the High
Castle (1962), The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965), Do Androids Dream
of Electric Sheep? (1968), and Ubik (1969). Futuristic science and technology ...

Author: Arthur B. Evans

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819569550

Category: Fiction

Page: 767

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The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide