Tessa B. Dick,the widow of Philip K. Dick, is working on a new book about PKD's ideas and art. Here is the cover for the project, which will be published in the near future.
We are very fortunate to have two sections from Ms. Dick's manuscript in Emanations: I An Not a Number.
The first section describes some of PKD's cosmological speculations. I
think the description is worthwhile because the speculations are not
only interesting in themselves, but also because Ms. Dick provides insight into how PKD developed his concepts and
theories. In the second section, Ms. Dick describes PKD's plans for sequels to two of
his novels, The Man in the High Castle and The Penultimate Truth.
Please click the cover image to learn more about Emanations: I Am Not a Number:
As a footnote, I want
to point out that The Penultimate Truth contains what we might describe
as "experimental" or "avant-garde" writing. Far from being a strict modernist
limited to conventional linear narrative, Philip K. Dick was indeed capable of
extraordinarily sophisticated and elegant grammatical architectures that
create layers of complex multi-valiant meanings, astonishing
impressions, and finely-nuanced emotions. In The Penultimate Truth, this literary shifting begins at chapter five.