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On This Day: Philip K. Dick Meets VALIS

It was on February 20, 1974 that science-fiction author Philip K. Dick first “met” the supposed otherworldly intelligence that he would later identify as “VALIS” 266 more words

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The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick

“The universe will never be extinguished because just when the darkness seems to have smothered all, to be truly transcendent, the new seeds of light are reborn in the very depths.

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14 Traits of a Fascist Regime: Are We the Bad Guys Now?

Recently, I’ve made many literary comparisons between what is happening with the US government and dystopian novels such as 1984, Brave New World, or The Handmaid’s Tale. 2,311 more words

The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle has been on my To Read list for years. It’s not that I suddenly have extra time so much that I admit I will never have extra time and decided to fit it in. 400 more words

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David Byrne Agrees with Me!

Yesterday I wrote a long-ish post about Philip K. Dick’s The Man in The High Castle and how it examines the ways in which context determines our sense of reality. 67 more words

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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - (1968) Philip K. Dick

Do androids dream? Evidently; that’s why they occasionally kill their employers and flee here.

Perhaps one of Philip K Dick’s most famous novels – as adapted into the screenplay 

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Confessions of a bad SF fan: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

Double whammy confession time: I hadn’t previously read Philip K Dick’s classic, and I don’t much like Blade Runner. Spot the obvious problem though: I have… 1,277 more words

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