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The Powers of the Earth

It’s a strange time, isn’t it? The last few days it feels like the strains on this modern world have given way to full-blown cracks and that we have begun to tilt toward inexorably into a future we are ill-prepared to face. 576 more words

Rethinking Old Ideas


Dinosaurs used to roam the planet.

The atmosphere was far richer in oxygen, and insects could grow to the size of small mammals. Being there would probably be a really weird experience with all kinds of prehistorical shenanigans happening everywhere you looked. 1,447 more words


Fun with skulls

I’m not a macabre person by nature, but I like skulls. I’m not talking about actual human skulls, but representations: drawings, T-shirts, liquor bottles, candles, etc. 315 more words

[NB] Dick, Dahomey, Aesthetics, and Revelation

Most of this is just pulling a reply I made to the last post up and elaborating it a little bit. Here is the relevant bit: 310 more words


Philip K Dick, The Man in the High Castle

Read July 2014

An interesting book with a complicated and obscure message. It’s the story of a world in which the Nazis and Japan won the war, and split the world, with the US being a kind of occupied buffer in the middle. 429 more words

Review: The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick

The Early Science Fiction of Philip K. Dick (Dover: August 2013)

Philip K. Dick published more than 120 brief works during his lifetime.  This anthology presents twelve of his finest early short stories and novellas, which originally appeared in Space Science Fiction, Imagination: Stories of Science Fiction and Fantasy, and other pulp magazines of the early 1950s.

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

(Originally Read and wrote this post September 11th 2008)

This book which inspired the hit movie, Blader Runner, is considered a classic of Science Fiction. The novel switches between Rick Deckard, a bounty hunter of androids, living in a Post-Apocalyptic earth, and John Isidore, a “chickenhead” slowly being made mentally disabled by the nuclear dust in the air. 1,696 more words