Deus Irae

Deus Irae Cover Artist A PedroAFTER THE HOLOCAUST A NEW GOD EMERGES What Chance Has Tibor McMasters One Limbless Heretic Against The Awesome Powers Of The Legendary Deus Irae, The Wrathful Entity Behind World War III Commissioned To Paint The Deity S Likeness, Tibor Must First Find Him And To Do So He Must Travel Across The Nightmare Landscape Of The Post Holocaust World, Braving Its Terrifying Mutations While His Christian Companion Acts On Orders To Sabotage His Mission

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 Di

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  • 192 pages
  • Deus Irae
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Portuguese
  • 14 July 2019

10 thoughts on “Deus Irae

  1. says:

    Most authors would never dream of casting a limbless man, no arms and no legs, as a central character in his work Philip K Dick has done this at least twice Joining Hoppy Harrington from Dr Bloodmoney as a protagonist is Tibor McMasters, the unlikely hero of Deus Irae, a collaborative effort between Philip K Dick and Roger Zelazney An odd mix of A Canticle for Leibowitz, A Scanner Darkly and Dr Bloodmoney, Deus Irae is a serious work than many of PKD s wild fiction What does it mean that PKD has cast another character without arms or legs In both cases, PKD has given the otherwise disabled hero extraordinary powers to compensate, or even over compensate for the loss of limbs PKD has explored the concept of a post apocalyptic counter or competing religion in other works Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep , The World Jones Made, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch Here, Tibor is set on a quest, almost fable like in a PKD absurdist sci fi kind of way, to find the God of Wrath, a man somehow responsible for the destruction of the last war another similarity with Dr Bloodmoney and create a portrait of him, the man with no hands being a great and well respected artist Along the way also is an acolyte Christian priest Dick and Zelazney use this quest as a vehicle to explore the meanings, contradictions, and ultimately the great ironies of religion.

  2. says:

    Deus Irae je postapokalipti na vizija dva vrsna SF pisca Zelaznija i Dika Obojicu sam upoznao preko malo druga ijih romana Zelaznija preko njegovog Ambera, a Dika itaju i oveka u visokom dvorcu , Minority Report i sli na dela Jedini Dikov roman koji se podosta razlikovao od ostalih koje sam pro itao Tamno skeniranje mi je pokazao kako Dik mo e da bude veoma uvrnut Me utim, ovakvo ne to nisam mogao ni da zamislimNa prvih nekoliko strana romana sam do iveo WTF trenutak Zamislite roman u kome je glavni lik slikar koji nema nijedan svoj ud poseduje mehani ka pomagala i on se vozi u kolicima koja vu e jedna krava Ne mo ete E pa ovo je ba taj roman Taj nesre ni slikar dobija zadatak da oslika svod crkve posve ene Bogu Gneva onome koji je izazvao apokalipsu i zbrisao ve inu ljudske populacije Slikar kre e na hodo a e koje za svoj cilj ima vizuelno upoznavanje samoga Boga Gneva jer on ne mo e da naslika realnu sliku Gnevnog ukoliko ga ne vidi svojim o ima Vo en svojom kravicom, on kre e na put kroz postapokalipti nu zemlju, usput sre u i raznorazne ivotinjske mutante, ali i predstavnike stare vere hri anstva, iji Bog Milosr a je ipak uspeo da pre ivi kataklizmu i da opstane me u a icom vernika Zelazni i Dik u ovom romanu pretresaju religiju i mitologiju , sagledavaju i je na momente kao sveti dim oblak koji ima svoju gustinu ali se lako mo e raspr iti ukoliko se vatra koja ga proizvodi ne odr ava ili kao halucinaciju Autori se kroz ceo roman pitaju da li bog mo e biti dobar tj milosrdan zbog svega onog lo eg to se doga a u ljudskim ivotima Na kraju, autori ostavljaju itaocima Gordijev vor, nere ivu dilemu da li ovek mo e spoznati Boga ili on ostaje sakriven, nose i vazda ne ije tu e lice

  3. says:

    Written by Roger Zelazny and Philip K Dick Dick began the book but realized he did not know enough about Christianity to finish it He asked Ted White to collaborate on it with him, but after reviewing the manuscript White never got started Zelazny discovered the manuscript in White s home in early 1968, read it, then contacted Dick and agreed to work on it with him Work proceeded sporadically over several years as each author forgot about it in turn and Zelazny s cat took the opportunity to urinate on the original manuscript But they finished it quickly in the spring of 1975 when the publisher demanded the manuscript or repayment of the advance paid to Dick.

  4. says:

    Jako zanimljiva knjiga koja govori o postapokalipticnom svetu u kome pored hriscanske crkve koja je na margini postoji i crkva Boga Gneava Posto je gnev sve sto su ljudi i osetili na svojoj kozi vecina prezivelih se odlucuje da pristupi religiji koja slavi Karla Luftojfela kao boga gneva Knjiga govori o hodocascu, zovotu na postapokalipticnoj zemlji, verbalnom sukobu dveju religija Malo filozofije i religije u SF maniru, uzivacete.

  5. says:

    Of the 36 sci fi novels, nine mainstream novels, one children s book and over 120 short stories that cult author Philip K Dick produced before his premature death at age 53, in 1982, only two creations were done in collaboration with another author The first was 1966 s The Ganymede Takeover, which Dick cowrote with budding writer Ray Nelson An alien invasion novel that deals with the snakelike, telepathic inhabitants of the Jovian moon as well as the Terran rebels who resist them, the novel was marginally successful and remains one of the oddballs of Dick s oeuvre In 1976, following Dick s Campbell Award winning Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said and the release of his mainstream novel Confessions of a Crap Artist, Deus Irae finally saw the light of day This was a stalled novel of Phil s that had been started a good nine years before and finished with the assistance of acclaimed sci fi fantasy author Roger Zelazny It is a serious effort than Dick s first collaboration, less pulpy but just as psychedelic, and raises some interesting subject matter for the reader s theological bull sessions And as in The Ganymede Takeover, part of the fun in reading the novel is trying to discern where Dick s input leaves off and his cowriter s begins The book takes place in yet another of Dick s postapocalyptic wastelands Here, following a world war in 1982 that had left all but a few million folks dead, the remainder of humanity scratches out a subsistence living Mutations or evolutionary entelechies, as they are called somewhere in the book are widespread, and a new religion has arisen that rivals Christianity for dominance The new religion worships the Deus Irae, the God of Wrath, as well as his Earth walking incarnation Carleton Lufteufel that s German for air devil , the Christ like personage who created the bombs that destroyed mankind Tibor McMasters a phocomelus with no arms or legs, but who is a master painter, nonetheless, by dint of his mechanical limbs, and who gets around via a cow powered cart is tasked by the SOWs Servants of Wrath to go on a Pilg pilgrimage , locate the deity Lufteufel, wherever he may be, and snap his picture, so that Tibor might then create a murch church mural of the living divinity And so, off goes Tibor into the mutant inhabited wilderness, closely followed by Pete Sands, a devout Christian who is seeking to find God through drug experimentation, and who has decided to somehow sabotage Tibor s mission.As you can tell, this is a pretty way out scenario, and Dick and Zelazny throw all sorts of crazy mishegas into their novel to keep things decidedly strange Besides the loquacious mutant lizards and bugs that Tibor encounters, the authors give us a giant talking worm, a talking bluejay, the humanoid, ambulatory extension of a dying computer, AND a semicomical, rundown autofac a wisecracking, underground factory Adding to the strangeness quotient TWO characters named Earl one a mutant lizard, the other a mutated kangaroolike creature and the fact that Tibor walks around 30 miles from his hometown in Utah to get toOregon The book also features much in the way of humor, and is never funnier than when Tibor encounters some mutant insects rolling a large brown mass down a dusty lane, and one of the insects says, What do you expect to find a dung beetle pushing along the road sour lemon balls Potential readers of Deus Irae might be well advised to brush up on their Christian lore before venturing in, or at least to have their Interwebs handy they might need it to fully understand the Mani, Albigensian Heresy and Catharists references, in addition to many others It was Zelazny, supposedly, who supplied the novel with all these intriguing theological historical tidbits As to the rest of the puzzle game of who wrote what, I suspect that it is safe to say that the basic story line is Dick s, as well as the hallucinogenic drug references Pete has a drug experience in which he sees a semidivine talking ceramic pot ceramics had also figured prominently in earlier Dick novels such as Galactic Pot Healer and Flow My Tears , the fixation on German expressions and literary references Dick had studied German at UC Berkeley in 1949 , and all the humorous lines But sentences such as Into the world, the day spilling here the queries of birds, tentative, then self assured here dew like breath on glass, retreating, gone here bands of color that flee the east are all Zelazny Dick might have written some way out novels with mind zapping plot twists and stunning abnegations of reality, but his sentence structure was usually straightforward and lucid.As for the take away messages that Deus Irae offers, one must read in between the lines a bit Adherents of a literal interpretation of the Bible such as a Seventh Day Adventist buddy of mine might come away a bit miffed, but others shouldn t be too offended by the novel s thoughts on God and modern day religion If I am reading the authors correctly, they are implying that the God of the Bible does indeed exist, as well as His representative here on Earth, but that our own images of God and his offspring have been garbled, telephonewise, over the centuries God, it seems, might not even want His actual form to be known Reincarnation and miracles can indeed happen, although drugs are an unreliable means, at best, toward attaining spiritual enlightenment And as for the sanctification of historical individualswell, it seems that many of them have been made saints for no good reason, despite their good intentions These questions regarding God and religion, especially following his so called pink light incident of February 74, were to plague Dick for the rest of his life, getting an especial workover in his later Valis trilogy, but Deus Irae provides the reader with some valuable insight into the author s thoughts at this time The book is extremely readable, the writing styles meshing comfortably together, the characters are interesting and unique, the plot twists are surprising and the resolution is a fascinating one Thus, I can heartily recommend the book to all fans of either of these great writing talents, both of whom are sorely missed.

  6. says:

    Critics of Dick often cite paper thin characters and weak plot to justify their criticism, but if you focus on these things you miss the attraction of his books For me, the real payoff is that they open possibilities we never suspected possibilities that are purposefully designed to engage and often undermine our core beliefs Yes, seemingly obscure bits of exegesis sound strange coming from his characters mouths, and they may not always help move the plot along, but it s a train of thought that Dick is developing one he s launched to make sense of the ideas and experiences he s had.As such, Deus Irae fits comfortably with the rest of the PKD canon, and Zelazny s contribution smooths some of Dick s rough edges Even so, the decision to insert Dick s palm tree garden vision must have stood out as a non sequitor to anyone unfamiliar with his personal life and obsessions I guess it s things lile this that explain the low score this book has received.

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    The style was like that of a fantasy novel rather than scifi A long journey or a pilgrimage One can t help but try and distinguish what parts are PKD and which are Zelazney s but, overall, it flowed seamlessly enough, and though some of the narrative got a bit disjointed at times, and it s not the best to start with, it was still definitely a good read.

  8. says:

    One of the mystical or theological books of Phillip K Dick that I ve read Don t know if thats Zelazny s influence or not, but I enjoyed it Strays mostly away from PDK concepts like questioning identity, parallel universes, etc Theres some drugs and hallucinatory episodes though Theologically, it is a conflict between the God of Light of Christianity, and the Demiurge God of Evil Deus Irae Carlton Lufteufel of Gnosticism Cathatism The Servants of Wrath I mean, after a nuclear holocaust is a pretty good time to start worshipping an evil god amirite The portrayal of post apocolyptia was pretty great with the mutants and cults, and malfunctioning machines, and sparse, disconnected population centers I also loved that he included The Big C a malevolent supercomputer which is breaking down and needs organic nutrients IE flesh to survive from his earlier short story, that is a great element The whole thing basically has the aire of a bronze age pilgrim s tale AKA a wandering religious nut is encountering supernatural forces and monsters and God But its all scifi Well, maybe not all since some of the divine elements in the story seem to have real world consequences Its true that the plot and pacing was strained a bit at times, but with such awesome foundational ideas and interesting writing I didn t really care.

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    Con sangre de horchata G nero Ciencia Ficci n.Lo que nos cuenta La religi n de los Siervos de la Ira, basada en la existencia de un dios feroz, col rico y furioso, se ha impuesto en una Norteam rica devastada por la Tercera Guerra Mundial mientras que la de los cristianos se va diluyendo La nueva religi n adora al Dios de la Ira, Carleton Lufteufel, secretario de la Administraci n de Investigaci n y Desarrollo de la Energ a de los USA en los a os ochenta y responsable de la destrucci n casi completa de la civilizaci n Tibor McMasters es un inc en su caso un focom lico con implantes cibern ticos que tiene un don para la pintura y al que se le encarga un mural con la cara del Dios de la Ira, pero una fotograf a no es suficiente para su art, por lo que deber emprender una pere viaje para encontrar al Deus Irae y poder ofrecer una verdadera muestra de su habilidad pict rica Quiere saber m s de este libro, sin spoilers Visite

  10. says:

    It falls into the large category of probably good if I understood all of it It s dense with philosophy, with characters prone to internal discussion and digression, and each one seems versed in details of Catharism and other variations of Christian theology As such its larger themes are buried in the details of all these characters instead of the great sweep of the book.If I m understanding the whole of it probably not it is that a mortal sees the Divine through the lens of his her its own existence, whether a Christian, a limbless phocomelus, or a mutant talking dung beetle.

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