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by Phillip K Dick,Tom Weiner

eBook The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (Playaway Adult Fiction) download ISBN: 1433276909
Author: Phillip K Dick,Tom Weiner
Publisher: Findaway World (July 1, 2009)
Language: English
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Category: Literature
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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick I mean, after all; you have to consider we’re only made out of dust. That’s admittedly not much to go on and we shouldn’t forget that. Palmer Eldritch was too wild and dazzling a solo pro; he had accomplished miracles in getting autofac production started on the colony planets, but-as always he had gone too far, schemed too much. Consumer goods had piled up in unlikely places where no colonists existed to make use of them. Mountains of debris, they had become, as the weather corroded them bit by bit, inexorably.

Palmer Eldritch If Philip K. Dick was paranoid, then Palmer Eldritch might be his perfect alter ego. Mr. Palmer has several super-human powers that fuel this novel right to the last sentence

Palmer Eldritch If Philip K. Palmer has several super-human powers that fuel this novel right to the last sentence. Similar to PKD's Dr. Bloodmoney, the most hypercrazy novel I've ever read, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch would spin into a formless mess if it wasn’t for the author's strong sense of interweaving plots and underlying themes

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The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch is a 1965 science fiction novel by Philip K. It was nominated for the Nebula Award for Best Novel in 1965. The novel takes place in 2016. Under United Nations authority, humankind has colonized every habitable planet and moon in the Solar System. Like many of Dick's novels, it utilizes an array of science fiction concepts, features several layers of reality and unreality and philosophical ideas. It is one of Dick's first works to explore religious themes.

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But the results did not amount to much; they had been discarded for too long. By noon he was exhausted. By noon he was exhausted d-rations lunch and drinking tepid tea from a thermos which Fran Schein had been kind enough to bring up to hi. elow, in the hovel, the others did whatever it was they customarily did; he didn’t care.

Phillip's books are often some of teh more complex in Science Fiction with numerous twists and turns.

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. Phillip's books are often some of teh more complex in Science Fiction with numerous twists and turns.

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. Viewed by many as the greatest science fiction writer on any planet, Philip K. Dick has written some of the most intriguing, original and thought-provoking fiction of our time. and stop a. The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike.

As exiles from Earth huddle miserably in Martian colonies, they turn to drugs for comfort. The newest drug claims to deliver the eternal life promised by God. But what kind of eternity? And whoor whatis the deliverer?
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Dick is renowned for his strangely compelling stories, but this is certainly one of his strangest. Set in a future that takes elements of 1950s cocktail-party morals and "Minority Report" Minority Report [Blu-ray] precognition, mingled with a global-warming meltdown expected a scant 50 years in the future; Palmer Eldritch then takes a nose-dive into the 1960s’ to find salvation and damnation in an alien mushroom.

Barney Mayerson is a fashion pre-cog, working for Leo Bulero, the head of “Perky Pat Layouts.” Perky Pat and her “boyfriend” Walt are dolls whose materialistic lifestyle is supported by fashionable miniatures of cars, stereo systems, furniture, clothing, and everything desirable to the teeming millions who live on Earth.

The problem is, there are too many people on Earth to allow everyone to have this abundance for real, so random people are “drafted” to become colonists on Mars. There, they use the illegal drug Can-D to become, temporarily, Perky Pat or her boyfriend. The quality of this experience (the only escape available to the colonists) is believed to be dependent on the up-to-date fashion of the miniature layouts they create for their Pat and Walt dolls.

Belief is an important factor in this equation—in fact, religions have grown up around the drug experiences of the colonists. Some believe that the Can-D “translation,” the apparent entry of the women into Pat, and the men into Walt, actually takes them to an Earth before the time when it was suicide to be outside in the unshaded noontime sun, or to a less-than-eternal Heaven. Some liken the taking of Can-D to the wine and wafer of communion; the men commune together in the persona of Walt, the women in Pat. A few cynics believe neither, but welcome the easing of restrictions. After all, it’s Pat’s body that joins with Walt’s, so it can hardly be adultery, right?

The acquisitive, free-love society that has ruined Earth is thus miniaturized on Mars. The other requisite element in this scheme, the drug Can-D, is also manufactured by P-P Layouts (quietly, as contraband), and sold at top dollar to the colonists. Colonial authorities look the other way, because without the drugs, colonies quickly descend into cabin fever, then flash over into murder and mayhem.

As the story begins, Palmer Eldritch, legendary explorer to Proxima Centauri, has returned to the Solar System, bringing with him a new drug, an alien fungus marketed as “Chew-Z.” Unlike Can-D, Chew-Z needs no layout. And its translation brings the user into a world that seems really eternal, Heavenly—complete with an audience with God. The only problem is, sooner or later God, and all the other characters everyone encounters in the Chew-Z universe, take on a distinct resemblance to Palmer Eldritch.

When Barney Mayerson is drafted to Mars, he plans to take the new drug along with a toxin supplied by P-P Layouts, then sue Eldritch to convince the authorities that this new drug is worse than Can-D. As a pre-cog, though, he knows that his boss, Leo, will be charged with killing Palmer Eldritch in the near future. And neither Barney nor Leo realize that, once you’ve taken Chew-Z, Palmer Eldritch resides in your mind.

The tone of the story is psychedelic, with confusing chronology and a distorted sense of wonder and awe. Elements that seem to be important to the tale as it begins are abandoned, without apology, when something newer comes along. Earth’s ecological disaster is implied, but never explored; the aliens of Proxima are discussed once, then dropped. Can-D religions are sketched in the barest terms sufficient to contrast them with the Chew-Z experience.

In the end, "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch" feels something like a drug trip; one is left with the sense of having had a revelation, but its details are lost in the haze.

This is one Dick novel that will never be made into a movie. I hope.
The religious symbolism and concepts are everywhere as Dick takes the reader from competing drug dealers through layer upon layer of hallucinations or alternate realities to direct interaction with God or a god or a devil or ...? The drugged state is compared to “what St. Paul promises ... you’re no longer clothed in a perishable, fleshly body – you’ve put on an ethereal body in its place.” I think I’ll read this one again, there was so much great stuff that I’d like a better look at. One image that stands out for me involves Dick’s deliberate disregard for a writing “rule”; avoid adjective lists. In the midst of an imaginary world consisting mainly of a flat grass plain, an avatar of Palmer Eldritch appears as “a scraggly, narrow, ungainly, white dog.” One of Dick’s best!
Global warming has scorched the Earth, where only a few hours of daylight each day can be permitted. Certain persons who are "drafted", will get to go to one of many colonies in the sol system, Mars in this case. So what do the colonists do in their spare time? Take a drug called, Can-D, and you will be whisked away to a mini adventure as a barbie sized doll in a Perky Pat layout. Mars is that boring.
But "TTSOPE" is more than just a game. That is until a new drug, called Chew-Z, which promises realistic hallucinations, and eternal life.
Dick's trademarks are all here: unreality vs reality, drug usage, who am I?.
"TTSOPE" is exceptional Dick material, in line with his other books, such as "UBIK", "A Scanner Darkly", and "A Maze Of Death"
Like your mind boggled? You'll enjoy this one.
PKD wrote a short story entitled "The Days Of Perky Pat" earlier in his career, in which he has taken some of those elements and transferred it to this book.
You can find the short story in, "The Minority Report and other classic short stories". See my review.
This book is a definite head trip. The first 2/3rds of it are easy to follow, the story of a materialistic society, degradation of the earth, colonists using hallucinogens to escape their dreary lives, with some other colonists (mainly only mentioned) turning to religion. The industrialist Palmer Eldritch has returned from an extra solar space trip with a new drug, one that promises a better experience, claiming that one can become a God in during their hallucination, or at least experience the divine. Naturally, the makers of Can-D want to stop Palmer and preserve the market, and this drives the story forward. The latter 1/3rd of the book is more ambiguous, as often in his works, it can be interpreted in different ways, but to say anything more would spoil the story too much. The story itself is definitely thrilling--it had me glued to the point where I read most of it in one sitting.