Radio Free Albemuth

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Februar 1999



A preliminary to Dick's masterwork, Valis, in which Phil appears as an explicitly named autobiographical character for the first time. Soon to be a major new film. As America gasps in the stranglehold of a skull-crushing totalitarian regime, a supernatural intelligence speaks from the stars! ARAMCHEK! the word scratched in the sidewalk of the President's childhood home. ARAMCHEK! the name of the subversive society 'with no official membership' whose sole purpose is to overthrow the American government. ARAMCHEK! the word printed on a book which contains the President's signature - a book in the hands of a Communist Party organiser. ARAMCHEK! the name of a woman who may hold the key - and who has only weeks to live. Will the agents of the omniscient Valis succeed in their mission of liberation? Or will the seek-and-destroy tactics of President Ferris F. Freemont extend the mind-numbing grip of the Antagonist across the parameters of the free world? 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. This prophetic novel of social control and political oppression is now to be turned into a major new movie starring Alanis Morrissette, which promises a provocative and edgy antidote to the summer blockbusters.


Philip K. Dick wurde 1928 in Chicago geboren. Schon in jungen Jahren schrieb er zahllose Stories und arbeitete als Verkäufer in einem Plattenladen in Berkeley, ehe er 1952 hauptberuflich Schriftsteller wurde. Er verfaßte über hundert Erzählungen und Kurzgeschichten für diverse Magazine und Anthologien und schrieb mehr als dreißig Romane, von denen etliche heute als Klassiker der amerikanischen Literatur gelten. Philip K. Dick starb am 2. März 1982 in Santa Ana, Kalifornien, an den Folgen eines Schlaganfalls.


'An engrossing, non-stop excursion into a believable vision of hell' Publishers Weekly 'The most brilliant sci-fi mind on any planet' Rolling Stone
EAN: 9780006482857
ISBN: 0006482856
Untertitel: Film tie-in ed. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: HarperCollins Publishers
Erscheinungsdatum: Februar 1999
Seitenanzahl: 256 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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