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The three stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Author: Philip K Dick
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st Vintage books edView all editions and formats
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In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Didactic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip K Dick
ISBN: 0679736662 9780679736660
OCLC Number: 23652193
Notes: Originally published: New York : Doubleday, 1965.
Description: 230 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Philip K. Dick.
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In the overcrowded world and cramped space colonies of the late 21st century, tedium can be endured through the use of the drug Can-D, which enables the user to inhabit a shared illusory world. When industrialist Palmer Eldritch returns from an interstellar trip, he brings with him a new drug, Chew-Z, which is far more potent than Can-D, but threatens to plunge the world into a permanent state of drugged illusion controlled by the mysterious Eldritch. THE THREE STIGMATA OF PALMER ELDRITCH is, by universal consent, one of his three key novels, and the book in which he first took his perennial interest in the fragile nature of reality to a new level of imaginative intensity.

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