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1965: It Was Always Saturday

He was Walt. He owned a Jaguar XXB sports ship with a flat-out velocity of fifteen thousand miles an hour. His shirts came from Italy and his shoes were made in England.

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The Man in the High Castle

The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (1962) Fiction | Sci-Fi/Dystopia | Alternate History

“Philip K. Dick’s acclaimed cult novel gives us a horrifying glimpse of an alternative world – one where the Allies have lost the Second World War. 934 more words


5.20.19: "This Throne Of Ultimate Power"

“Dream: I receive a fruit called The Space Seed. Nic Cage as the guy who tried to keep the heroine down…finally institutionalized; next to him, one of the frost giants is hit in the back with Thor’s hammer.”

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Book Reviews (11)

Four Roads Cross – Max Gladstone

Back to the Craft Sequence with the sequel to Three Parts Dead. In the wake of what happened there, Kos’s shareholders attempt a hostile takeover while protests, zombie traffickers and demonic incursions rock the city. 848 more words


5.18.19: Starseed; Read This, Take Notes

“The Higher Intelligence scanning these developments from the high perspective of time sends a signal.”
–Timothy Leary, “Starseed”

Welcome to Butterfly Language, a look at the world…

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Phillip K. Dick's afterword for A Scanner Darkly

This has been a novel about some people who were punished entirely too much for what they did. They wanted to have a good time, but they were like children playing in the street; they could see one after another of them being killed—run over, maimed, destroyed—but they continued to play anyhow.

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"This may be the most important proposition revealed by history: 'At the time, no one knew what was coming'."*...

Well, maybe someone had an inkling…

Philip K. Dick‘s Radio Free Albemuth (1985).

Unlike Dick’s many stories set in a dystopian future, this one is set in a dystopian present — one in which an opportunistic incompetent, the mouthpiece for a crackpot conspiracy theory and front-man of a right-wing populist movement, becomes president of the United States with the secret support of the KGB and the FBI.

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