The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Philip K. Dick
science fiction
The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - Philip K. Dick6.68

Nebula Award: Best Novel nominee (1966).

Not too long from now, when exiles from a blistering Earth huddle miserably in Martian colonies, the only things that make life bearable are the drugs. Can-D "translates" those who take it into the bodies of Barbie-like dolls. Now there's competition – a substance called Chew-Z, marketed under the slogan: "God promises eternal life. We can deliver it." The question is: What kind of eternity? And who – or what – is the deliverer?

In this wildly disorienting funhouse of a novel, populated by God-like – or perhaps Satanic – takeover artists and corporate psyhics, Philip K. Dick explores mysteries that were once the property of St. Paul and Aquinas. His wit, compassion, and knife-edged irony make The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch moving as well as genuinely visionary.

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Release date: 1965
Genres: science fiction
Average rating: 6.68/10
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Updated: September 07, 2010