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Radio Free Albemuth is a dystopian novel by Philip K. Dick, written in 1976 and published posthumously in 1985. Originally titled VALISystem A, it was his first attempt to deal in fiction with his experiences of early 1974.[1] Radio Free Albemuth is an earlier version of VALIS, but not included as a component of the VALIS trilogy.[2]

When his publishers at Bantam requested extensive rewrites, Dick canned the project and reworked it into the VALIS trilogy. Arbor House acquired the rights to Radio Free Albemuth in 1985. They then published an edition under the current title (the original was too close to VALIS), prepared from the corrected typescript given by Dick to his friend Tim Powers.[1]

Film adaption[]

John Alan Simon wrote, produced and directed a film adaptation of Radio Free Albemuth. Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette stars as Sylvia. Filming took place in October 2007 at Los Angeles' Lacy Street Studios and multiple other locations. The film premiered in February 2010 at the Sedona Film Festival as a work in-progress. It was released as a limited release (and VOD) on June 27, 2014.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Wikipedia, Radio Free Albemuth
  2. Wikipedia, VALIS
  3. Template:Cite web