Friday, October 6, 2017
Bishop James Pike and Philip K.Dick
A brief sketch on James Pike (narrated by Leonard Nimoy):
Pike is Philip K. Dick's subject in The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, which is not a science fiction novel, but rather an inquiry into the intellectual credulity and psychological weaknesses that led to the destruction of Pike and his family, and which is told against the backdrop of the dynamic social fracturing that characterizes Berkeley in the 1960s. Smart, skeptical, lucid, learned, humorous, philosophically comprehensive, sharply drawn--Dick unequivocally denounces Pike and the "New Age" phantasm into which Pike (and so many) had fallen, and which ultimately led to Pike's death.
The Transmigration of Timothy Archer is not (as the Amazon description states) part of the VALIS Trilogy.