I've heard recently that a 90% reduced Fat version of the Exegesis was going to come out in print. However, I would really like to get a hold of a full copy. They aren't supposed to exist, however, years hence perhaps they will.

So greetings future people. Please grace me with a means to read this no-doubt fascinating romp down the rabbit-hole of religiously-fueled psychobabble.

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    Oct 8, 2016 at 11:32
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    @Randal'Thor Why is these post even here? Why hasn't it been closed and deleted in the past five years?? And it even has upvotes??? Aren't wanted-to-buy ads considered spam????
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    Oct 8, 2016 at 11:39
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    @Randal'Thor Some background. This is not a WTB post. It was an experiment. It emerged from an early discussion about what the site could and couldn't support. We wanted to see if we could ask questions about resources we KNEW didn't exist and see if they might appear and be answered in the deep future. Could SE sites handle this? This was part of a host of other similar questions I asked around the same time. Many of them could probably be closed. I was Mod-Pro-Tem then. Feel free to delete this comment after reading and clean or delete this question as you see fit. :)
    – DampeS8N
    Oct 13, 2016 at 20:08

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From the information on the Philip K. Dick Exegesis page....

Although Philip K. Dick's In the Pursuit of VALIS: Selections from the Exegesis was published in the year 1991, there remain thousands of unpublished pages from this mostly handwritten journal. It contains autobiographical material, philosophical speculation and analysis of his own fiction. Due to the continuing interest in these unpublished pages, the Philip K. Dick Trust will be releasing additional volumes from the vast collection. These writings will be exclusive to PhilipKDick.com. Please visit regularly to see the most recent releases.

....It does not look like a full copy of Exegesis will be published. Rats.

  • I know. But maybe in the distant future. If you find out more in 5 years, come add a new answer. :)
    – DampeS8N
    Jan 12, 2011 at 17:05
  • @DampeS8N: I kinda figured you had looked at the site...I thought the casual reader might like a bit of info anyway :) Five years ?..Maybe. Dick is always a late bloomer...I'd bet 10.
    – Rusty
    Jan 12, 2011 at 17:17
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    As would any Dickhead, I can't wait!
    – DampeS8N
    Jan 12, 2011 at 17:39
  • Mhh, the site is down now.
    – unor
    Dec 1, 2013 at 1:55
  • Almost 8 years later, still no way to get it. :(
    – DampeS8N
    Dec 28, 2018 at 4:45

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