Radio Free Albemuth

Radio Free Albemuth

Book - 1998
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Recounts the friendship of two California men, Nicholas Brady, a record store clerk and later a record company executive, and Philip K. Dick, a writer. During the several decades spanned by the novel, America slides into fascism, particularly under the presidency of Ferris F. Fremont, who comes into office in 1969. Once entrenched, Fremont begins tossing dissidents into camps and in some cases executing them. Brady, meanwhile, has been receiving communications from a Godlike intelligence which he dubs Valis (an idea the author utilized previously in Valis). Valis guides Brady in the secrets of the universe, in the conduct of his life, and in a plot to bring down the monstrous Fremont, a cause to which Brady is finally martyred.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1998, c1985
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
Description: 214 p. ; 21 cm
ISBN: 9780679781370
Branch Call Number: Dick


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Jun 05, 2017

A difficult and somewhat tedious reading experience, but one hell of strange story. In "Radio Free Albemuth" Philip K. Dick mixes social and political paranoia, religious mania, alien invasion, and mind control all amidst the typical Philip K. Dick questioning of identity.

Marinetti Aug 06, 2014

Great book- one of my favorites.

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