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Pandemonium

By Daryl Gregory

It is a world like our own in every respect . . . save one. In the 1950s, random acts of possession begin to occur. Ordinary men, women, and children are the targets of entities that seem to spring from the depths of the collective unconscious, pop-cultural avatars some call demons. There’s the Truth, implacable avenger of falsehood. The Captain, brave and self-sacrificing soldier. The Little Angel, whose kiss brings death, whether desired or not. And a string of others, ranging from the bizarre to the benign to the horrific.

As a boy, Del Pierce is possessed by the Hellion, an entity whose mischief-making can be deadly. With the help of Del’s family and a caring psychiatrist, the demon is exorcised . . . or is it? Years later, following a car accident, the Hellion is back, trapped inside Del’s head and clamoring to get out.

Del’s quest for help leads him to Valis, an entity possessing the science fiction writer formerly known as Philip K. Dick; to Mother Mariette, a nun who inspires decidedly unchaste feelings; and to the Human League, a secret society devoted to the extermination of demons. All believe that Del holds the key to the plague of possession–and its solution. But for Del, the cure may be worse than the disease.

“Look out, Lethem! Daryl Gregory mixes pop culture and pathos, flavoring it with Philip K. Dick. Pandemonium possesses every quality you want in a great novel, and the good news is it’s only his debut.”
–Charles Coleman Finlay, Hugo and Nebula Award-nominated author of The Prodigal Troll




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2008

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Format: Book
Author: Gregory, Daryl
Summary: In the 1950s, ordinary people of varying ages and backgrounds are possessed by entities that seem to spring from the collective unconscious, that many would call demons. It is believed that the key to resolving this plague pivots around the possessed Del Pierce; for whom the cure may be worse than the disease.
Title: Pandemonium / Daryl Gregory.
Publisher Date: New York : Del Rey, 2008.
Subject: Demoniac possession -- Fiction. Supernatural -- Fiction Alternative histories (Fiction)
Isbn: 9780345501165 0345501160
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System Items Available: 1
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Call Number: F Gregory
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Bib Id: 302995

Format: Book
Author: Gregory, Daryl
Summary: In the 1950s, ordinary people of varying ages and backgrounds are possessed by entities that seem to spring from the collective unconscious, that many would call demons. It is believed that the key to resolving this plague pivots around the possessed Del Pierce; for whom the cure may be worse than the disease.
Title: Pandemonium / Daryl Gregory.
Publisher, Date: New York : Del Rey, 2008.
Description: 288 p. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Demoniac possession -- Fiction.
Subjects: Supernatural -- Fiction
Subjects: Alternative histories (Fiction)
Notes: "A Del Ray trade paperback original."
ISBN: 9780345501165
ISBN: 0345501160
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 2
Call Number: F Gregory