From the back cover of the 1981 Bantam editionA wildly comic, richly imagined novel of a man's obsessive vision...of secret ruling intelligences, age-old conspiracies and the Second Coming. A sardonic, transcendent work of madness, courage and love, VALIS shatters the boundaries of science fiction to grapple with the nature of reality itself. It is Philip K Dick's most compeliing work, a testament of rebirth and hope uniquely resonant of our times.
From the back cover of the 1985 Bantam-Spectra edition
A wildly comic novel of one man's obsessive, transcendant vision, of secret ruling intelligences, ancient conspiracies and the Second Coming, VALIS is a compelling testament of madness, love and hope that shatters the boundaries of science fiction to grapple with the nature of reality itself.
"VALIS is Philip K. Dick's most impassioned novel to date. It retells the themes of many of his earlier classic works, but binds them up with an intensity of vision thanhose efforts cannot match," -The Houston Chroncile