Clans of The Alphane Moon would also be a good book to start with.Seriously, though, if you want jump in at the deep end with PKD and get a terrific plot to go with it, Valis isn't the place to start, try The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, one of the most mindbending books ever written. It's also a bit scary in a "this author is losing his mind and I can totally see what he means" way.
I've never heard of any of them.Event Horizon – Women in Science Fiction – International Women’s Day 8th March 2017
Women in Science Fiction
Celebrating International Women’s Day
Tracy S. Rosenberg
+ music from Shona Brown
DJ Katy Rainbow
7.30pm, 8th March
The Banshee Labyrinth
29 Niddry Street
and featuring the world famous Shoreline Raffle.
“Welcome fellow travellers, to our Event Horizon.
Rest your weary bones, we’re only just beginning.”
Filmmaker and writer Adam Scovell delights in remixing and reworking the photographic techniques and film stock of the past to disturbing new ends. In his latest work, a trailer for a nonexistent 70s TV series of J.G. Ballard’s High-Rise, he captures the novel’s atmosphere with brutal relish. Here he talks about Ballard’s impact on the television of that era.
https://io9.gizmodo.com/5048215/robert-heinleins-bizarre-fan-mail-response-letterRobert Heinlein's Bizarre Fan Mail Response Letter
When Kevin "Wired" Kelly worked with the Whole Earth Catalog, he happened to receive a piece of mail from renowned scifi author Robert Heinlein. Apparently Kelly had mailed Heinlein, and in response he got this bizarre form letter that Heinlein sent to all his correspondents. The author would simply check the appropriate box in answer and mail it off. What's great about the letter is that some of the boxes refer to extremely granular things, like references to obscure articles about science in long-gone publications.