Reality, Religion, and Politics in the Fiction of Philip K. Dick
by Aaron Barlow

This project was originally a disseratation on Philip K. Dick written by Aaron Barlow. philipKdick.com is pleased to present these insightful and expertly written essays on the science fiction and philosophy of PKD. There is plenty for the new and old fan of Philip K. Dick to enjoy. If you are new to the work of PKD, then it is suggested that you start with Chapter One. Please send any comments to Aaron Barlow at barlowaa@earthlink.net. Enjoy!
Chapter One
Perception and Misperception and the Role of the Author: An Introduction To The Writing And Philosophy Of Philip K. Dick.

Chapter Two
Power Relationships And The Individual: Confessions Of A Crap Artist (1975) and A Scanner Darkly (1977)

Chapter Three
"Fake" Artifacts and "Reality": Philip K. Dick's The Man In The High Castle (1962) and The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike (1985)

Chapter Four
Controlling Worlds And Fictions: The science fiction of Philip K. Dick.

Chapter Five
Fighting The Power Of Deception: Philip K. Dick's The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch (1964) and The Unteleported Man (1966) Or Lies, Inc. (1984)

Chapter Six
Success And Failure: Philip K. Dick's Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said (1974) and Galactic Pot-healer (1969)

Chapter Seven
Victimized Victimizers: Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (1968) and The Simulacra (1964). (Also appears in "Retrofitting Blade Runner: Issues in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner and Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?". Ed., Judith Kerman.)

Chapter Eight
Religion And The Demise Of The "Gray Truth": Philip K. Dick's Our Friends From Frolix 8 (1970) and Valis (1981)

Bibliography