Preface Acknowledgements Abbreviations Part I 1. Philip K. Dick and the Postmodern 2. Complications of Humanism and Postmodernism 3. Static and Kinetic in Dick's Political Unconscious Part II 4. Mired in the Sex War: Dick's Realist Novels of the Fifties 5. The Short Stories: Philip K. Dick and the Nuclear Family 6. The Man in the High Castle: The Reasonableness and Madness of History 7. Eating and Being Eaten: Dangerous Deities and Depleted Consumers 8. Critique and Fantasy in Martian Time-Slip and Clans of the Alphane Moon 9. Critical Reason and Romantic Idealism in Martian Time-Slip 10. A Scanner Darkly: Postmodern Society and the End of Difference 11. Gestures, Anecdotes, Visions: Formal Recourses of Humanism 12. Postmodernism and the Birth of the Author in Valis Works Cited Index
CHRIS PALMER is a tutor in the School of Communication, Arts and Critical Enquiry at La Trobe University, Melbourne. His specialist teaching areas include Contemporary Science Fiction, Science Fiction as Narrative and Science Fiction & Postmodernity. He has contributed a number of essays including Philip K. Dick and the Nuclear Family for the book Philip K. Dick: Contemporary Critical Interpretations (Greenwood). Chris Palmer is currently researching the science fiction of Iain M. Banks.