Title: The Divine Invasion
Publication Date: 1981
covers a bit worn and soiled else a very good copy. Tom Disch's copy with his ink notes in the text [a few] and his holograph notes on the last page. Disch considered PKD to be a major influence on his writing. the uncorrected proof in yellow wrappers. Bookseller Inventory # 56383
Synopsis: God is not dead: he has merely been exiled to an extraterrestrial planet. And it is on this planet that God meets Herb Asher and persuades him to help retake Earth from the demonic Belial. Featuring virtual reality, parallel worlds, and interstellar travel, The Divine Invasion blends philosophy and adventure in a way few authors can achieve. As the middle novel of Dick?s VALIS trilogy, The Divine Invasion plays a pivotal role in answering the questions raised by the first novel, expanding that world while exploring just how much anyone can really know ? even God himself.
From the Inside Flap: n The Divine Invasion, Philip K. Dick asks: What if God--or a being called Yah--were alive and in exile on a distant planet? How could a second coming succeed against the high technology and finely tuned rationalized evil of the modern police state? The Divine Invasion "blends Judaism, Kabalah, Zoroastrianism, and Christianity into a fascinating fable of human existence" ( West Coast Revew of Books).
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