The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

Philip K. Dick / Jan 18, 2020

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch A psychedelic odyssey of hallucinations within hallucinations from which no reader emerges unscathed Boston Globe On Mars the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead end

  • Title: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch
  • Author: Philip K. Dick
  • ISBN: 9780547572550
  • Page: 455
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  • A psychedelic odyssey of hallucinations within hallucinations from which no reader emerges unscathed Boston Globe On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead end existence Especially when the drug is Can D, which translates its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie esque character named Perky Pat When the mysterious Palmer Eldr A psychedelic odyssey of hallucinations within hallucinations from which no reader emerges unscathed Boston Globe On Mars, the harsh climate could make any colonist turn to drugs to escape a dead end existence Especially when the drug is Can D, which translates its users into the idyllic world of a Barbie esque character named Perky Pat When the mysterious Palmer Eldritch arrives with a new drug called Chew Z, he offers a addictive experience, one that might bring the user closer to God But in a world where everyone is tripping, no promises can be taken at face value.This Nebula Award nominee is one of Philip K Dick s enduring classics, at once a deep character study, a dark mystery, and a tightrope walk along the edge of reality and illusion.

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        Philip K Dick was born in Chicago in 1928 and lived most of his life in California In 1952, he began writing professionally and proceeded to write numerous novels and short story collections He won the Hugo Award for the best novel in 1962 for The Man in the High Castle and the John W Campbell Memorial Award for best novel of the year in 1974 for Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Philip K Dick died on March 2, 1982, in Santa Ana, California, of heart failure following a stroke.In addition to 44 published novels, Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near poverty, ten of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, Minority Report, Paycheck, Next, Screamers, and The Adjustment Bureau In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English language novels published since 1923 In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.


    1. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch - A Philip K. Dick novel so crazy I found myself laughing out loud on every page. Here are a dozen key ingredients PKD mixes in his hallucinogenic science fiction roller coaster:The illegal hallucinogenic drug Can-DDrug of choice for those colonists on Mars and other remote planets, a drug enabling its chewers to inhabit the same body and mind-stream and then travel together to an appealing illusory reality in another dimension.The legal (sort of) hallucinog [...]

    2. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch was the kind of book that Kilgore Trout, the fictional recurring character in Kurt Vonnegut's novels (based on science fiction writer Theodore Sturgeon) would have been proud of – deftly original, scathingly satirical, wildly entertaining – and funny in the kind of subtle way that would have pleased Vonnegut. It is good in many different ways, and works well on different levels. First published in 1965, this is one of Dick's earlier works that deals both [...]

    3. “It takes a certain amount of courage, he thought, to face yourself and say with candor, I'm rotten. I've done evil and I will again. It was no accident; it emanated from the true, authentic me.” ― Philip K. Dick, The Three Stigmata of Palmer EldritchEnter into PKD's drug-infused, gnostic future. All his entheogens are belong to us. PKD is at his high point when he infuses his dark futurism with his gnostic explorations and his drug-fueled moral investigations. In 'The Three Stigmata of Pa [...]

    4. Reading this book felt a bit like dreaming, after a while it became like a dream within a dream, soon after it became full on Inception!. Without going into the synopsis in any detail, this novel features a drug induced virtual reality, initially with the aid of Ken and Barbie-like dolls in their nicely furnished dollhouse. The VR sessions are called "translations", a very popular past time in the hellish Mars colony. The drug is caled Can-D, later on a new type of drug called Chew-Z comes on th [...]

    5. Unfortunately this suffers from what we may call the Citizen Kane syndrome. (Someone somewhere must have given this thing a proper name.) It's when a groundbreaking original work of art gets ripped off so many times by lesser mortals (not necessarily out of malignant plagiarism, mostly because the original art introduces various techniques which become part of the lexicon) that when you actually get round to seeing/reading/hearing the original thing, your reaction is "okay, is that it?". Pity th [...]

    6. As usual, Phillip K. Dick has left me with spirally eyes and a whirring brain. I'd like to give a plot summary, but I'll let someone else do that and egotistically save this space for my own musings: philipkdickfans/ttsopa There are summaries I found that I like better, but this one provides a useful foil against which to formulate my own thoughts about this book, which rather has my mind tied in knots. To start with, I don't see the book's theme as revolving around drugs and hallucinations, cut [...]

    7. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch: What if god were a lonely drug-pushing alien?Originally posted at Fantasy LiteratureThis was the 10th and final PKD book I read last year after 40 years without reading any. I always felt as a teenager that I would get more from his books as an adult, and I think I was right. This one is a real mind-bending experience, deliciously strange and tantalizing with its ideas.The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965) is one of the earliest PKD novels that deals [...]

    8. My first encounter with the fiction of Philip K. Dick is his 1964 novel The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. I was looking for something a bit challenging to read that wouldn't give me an ice cream headache. At my library, found a beautiful, barely read edition of this novel printed in 2011. PKD fans might fault my decision to make this title my introduction to the man's mind-bending tales of technological perversion, ecological disaster and the search for identity. I understand that he's writ [...]

    9. Searching for meaning in drugs, god, corporate culture, human evolution. And then searching for meaning directly from and of a god -- of sorts. Completely berserk in terms of pacing and plotting, and borders on incoherency in the second half, but totally worth it anyway. Dick's conceptual reach exceeds his grasp by a decent margin but the reach is broad and esoteric and stimulating nonetheless.Incidentally, the covers for the old editions of his are so much better than the one I've got:I mean, i [...]

    10. Είναι το τρίτο βιβλίο του Ντικ που διαβάζω και νομίζω οτι θα γίνω φαν.Ψάχνοντας πληροφορίες στο διαδίκτυο είδα οτι ήταν ιδιαίτερος άνθρωπος με βαθιές κοινωνικές και θρησκευτικές ανησυχίες και πολυτάραχη προσωπική ζωή.Μια δίδυμη αδερφή που πέθανε πολύ νωρίς στους πρώτους [...]

    11. Uneori, cărțile lui Philip K. Dick îmi par a fi scoase dintr-un vis: întreaga lume își pierde substanța, trecutul, prezentul și zeci de variante ale viitorului se contopesc, cauzalitatea este doar o amintire, iar mintea nu poate să distingă adevărul de halucinație

    12. An incredibly prescient satire on multimedia* addiction - losing oneself in artificial environments to escape (or at least muffle) an undesirable reality. The picture PKD paints of the sad Martian colonists taking drugs and playing with dolls (becoming one with the dolls) reminds me of theereotypicalage the world has of the American nerd stuffing himself with junkfood and playing Sims, losing track of the time, of the day while living a better - or at least dynamic - life on a more vibrant earth [...]

    13. I'm a fan of Philip K. Dick, but I read his stuff years ago. I eagerly sought this book out because I heard from a couple of people that this one was one of his best. Maybe I merely disagree, maybe my affection for PKD has waned, maybe I need more now than he can give.Dick is famous for his drug use and for taking speed before cranking out an entire novel in fifteen hours flat. This book, to me, feels like his most drug-influenced book. Not because of his crazy ideas, those are to be expected. I [...]

    14. I didn't like this at first, because I couldn't make sense of where Dick was taking it. At the end, I loved it. He created a myth, based on religious beliefs. Brilliant. Some of it scared me. This guy took Chew-Z, rather than Can-D, a powerful hallucinogen which makes your hallucination a simulacra of alternate reality. It goes deep into plot revelations. The kind of stuff I love, mind stuff, like The Matrix movie (which I can't watch anymore because I novelized it scene by scene and don't enjoy [...]

    15. Celebrity Death Match Special: The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch versus The Tale of Two Bad Mice"You see them often?" asked Hunca. Her tone was casual, but Tom immediately caught the edge in her voice."Who do you mean?" he said, pretending not to understand. It was a strategy that had worked before.Hunca moved a step closer to the layout. "The Chinese," she breathed, unable to contain her excitement any longer as she gazed at the doll's-house. Her ample breasts rose and fell under the thin s [...]

    16. Invasione interna "Dio ha promesso la vita eterna; io posso metterla in commercio."Lettura dalle molteplici interpretazioni, a tratti straripante per il devastante contenuto. La cinica visione dell'autore mette alla berlina le nostre contraddizioni e insoddisfazioni: l'umanità tratteggiata è totalmente allo sbando, in perenne ricerca di sicurezza.Il disperato bisogno d'evadere -vedi gli inquietanti modellini di Perkie Pat e Walt - si concretizza in un tremendo distacco dalla realtà, mentre i [...]

    17. I tell myself lies everyday. Because when things aren't the way you want them, it's nice to have a little white lie to live within. Makes things, tolerable. Makes you wake up in the morning and think, Oh yeah, there's that to look forward to. In the back of your mind there's a voice reminding you, that's a lie, that's a lie, that's a liebut you go along with it because. Because. Palmer Eldritch is the lie I tell myself. The embodiment. The giver of the lie. The one who perpetuates it. Who says t [...]

    18. "Three's my lucky number And fortune comes in threes But I wish I knew that number That even little children seem to see Oh, I'm missing everything I knew It's just so hard to be a child Oh, i'm missing all the things i knew Yet whinge i knew nothing at all I whinge i knew nothing at all"

    19. ”What If God Was One of Us? […] Trying to Make His Way Home”I cannot say that I enjoyed reading The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch quite the way I enjoyed reading The Man in the High Castle or most of the short stories I read by PKD, because, all in all, it was very zany – and that in an especially zany kind of way. Not annoyingly zany but still uh, you know what I mean.It is quite difficult to summarize the story told in this novel but the main conflict is between the big businessman [...]

    20. What I would give for a dick I don't know, but I'm perfectly willing to pay 2 pounds a piece for them. Review of 'Saint Maybe' and 'Stigmata'There were clues in the titles, I realise retrospectively, that these were both books about God: ‘Saint’ in one, ‘Stigmata’ in the other…a complete coincidence that I read them back to back.But what different takes – well, they would be different, wouldn’t they? Tyler and Dick. Not two authors one would typically mention in the same breath.Sai [...]

    21. diavazontas/2016/1Ομολογώ, όταν πρόκειται για τον Φίλιπ Ντικ δεν μπορώ να είμαι αντικειμενική, έχω οξύτατη έξη από την γραφή του, δεν μπορώ να διαβάσω κανένα από τα βιβλία του χωρίς να θαυμάσω τη φαντασία και την ικανότητά του να στήνει πολλαπλούς κόσμους και αντικατοπτρισμούς της [...]

    22. Please note: Originally read and reviewed in 2007, just copying my review over from .My synopsis: Working through the nature of reality and illusion, this story is set in a future that is anything but Utopian. Earth is going through a "fire" age and a human can not survive more than a few seconds outside during daylight; this has forced humanity to spend all daylight hours in a warren of buildings and tunnels. Additionally, a draft is set up to send humans out to the colonies on Mars and various [...]

    23. I wonder what it is about dream sequences in stories that makes them so dissatisfying. There is the obvious sense of feeling cheated; the reader/viewer builds up a relationship with a character. If it turns out that relationship was built on false premises, on nonsense, we feel conned, mocked even. Our trust in the author was broken.Yet at the same time, what does it matter? The story within a book or a film is more or less just a higher level dream sequence, isn't it?The Three Stigmata is full [...]

    24. The Three Stigmata Of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick is a Science Fiction novel about a new hallucinogenic drug and it’s very unusual and weird consequences.In the future the world has become greatly overpopulated and even the offworld colonies are cramped and unpleasant. An illegal drug which a large proportion of the population take, called Can-D, takes users into an hallucinogenic state which can be shared with friends. Palmer Eldritch, missing and thought possibly dead, returns to the s [...]

    25. This is a terrible novel.Dick's prose is the worst prose I have ever read in a professionally published work. It is beyond bland, beyond clunky, well into painful. The novel is essentially all dialog. The worldbuilding is perfunctory and amateurish. There is no sense of place and no atmosphere. Everything takes place as if in a white room.All the characters are cardboard, and they are all the same character. They all talk the same way, in a dull 1960's casual style with occasional 1960s slang. T [...]

    26. Un traficante de drogas interplanetario ve amenazado su negocio en Marte debido a la reaparición de un excéntrico millonario industrial que acaba de regresar de un viaje interestelar.En esta novela el autor presenta a uno de los mejores personajes creados en la ciencia ficción, Palmer Eldritch. Un personaje cuyo origen e identidad son misteriosos. Y cuyos objetivos parecen siniestros.Uno de los libros donde Philip K. Dick lleva más a fondo su planteo sobre la realidad. ¿Qué es real y qué [...]

    27. This book left me cold. The plot was all over the place and the characters unformed. Yet there were passages which promised better. Overall a chore to read rather than a delight.I am still trying to work out if Dick is a genius or the Barbara Cartland of sci fi. Perhaps its me. Hey ho.

    28. This complicated and rambling little tale by science fiction guru Philip K. Dick put forth some fascinating ideas and had some very interesting things to say on a number of topics. However, the main plotline left only a vague impression on me by the end, and I was bothered by some of its strangely short-sighted social observations throughout.For a speculative novel, this book packs the ideas together like sardines. Scattered among its pages are developments in global warming, colonization, drug [...]

    29. “It takes a certain amount of courage, he thought, to face yourself and say with candor, I'm rotten. I've done evil and I will again. It was no accident; it emanated from the true, authentic me.”-Philip K. Dickeldritch adj. – unearthly; weird; strangeOkay, I’m halfway through my Exegesis-plus-12-novels PKD read along, so to celebrate I want to start this review with a bit of research. As any fan will probably tell you, Philip K. Dick wrote a lot. And by “a lot”, I mean 48 novels*, an [...]

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