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Synopsis[edit]
Horselover Fat believes his visions expose hidden facts about the reality of life on Earth, and a group of others join him in researching these matters. One of their theories is that there is some kind of alien space probe in orbit around Earth, and that it is aiding them in their quest. It also aided the United States in disclosing the Watergate scandal and the resignation of Richard Nixon in 1974. There is a filmed account of an alternative universe Nixon, "Ferris Fremont" and his fall, engineered by a fictionalised Valis, which leads them to an estate owned by the Lamptons, popular musicians. Valis (the fictional film) contains obvious references to identical revelations to those that Horselover Fat has experienced. They decide the goal that they have been led toward is Sophia, who is two years old and the Messiah or incarnation of Holy Wisdom anticipated by some variants of Gnostic Christianity. She tells them that their conclusions are correct, but dies after a laser accident. Undeterred, Fat goes on a global search for the next incarnation of Sophia. Dick also offers a rationalist explanation of his apparent "theophany", acknowledging that it might have been visual and auditory hallucinations from either schizophrenia or drug addiction sequelae.[2]

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The VALIS trilogy
Philip K. Dick ; [afterword by Kim Stanley Robinson]

Published 1990 by Book-of-the-Month Club in New York .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

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{'level': 0, 'label': '', 'pagenum': '', 'title': 'The divine invasion'}
{'level': 0, 'label': '', 'pagenum': '', 'title': 'The transmigration of Timothy Archer.'}

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (3rd section, p. 254-255).

Other Titles
VALIS, Divine invasion, Transmigration of Timothy Archer

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
813.54
Library of Congress
PS3554.I3 V37

The Physical Object

Pagination
241, 238, 255, [14] p. ;
Number of pages
255

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24373954M
Internet Archive
valistrilogy00dick
OCLC/WorldCat
23892897

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