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457. Total Recall

★★★½

The most believable representation of the future in film or TV doesn’t lie in the uber-nihilistic whims of “Black Mirror” or in the relentlessly hopeful yarns of any of the “Star Trek” incarnations. 437 more words

Alternate History Stories in Sci-Fi

Alternate history is a staple of science fiction. “The Man in the High Castle” is described as “dystopian alternate history.” In this story written by Philip K. 381 more words

Educational And Creativity

BBC Radio Drama:Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep by Philip K.Dick

From 2014 – Radio 4 – with an excellent cast including James Purefoy, Jessica Raine and Anton Lesser.

Bladerunner was based on Dick’s novel as well.

These aren’t the Droids you’re looking for: Social Justice Warrior Robots in Solo and Bladerunner

After watching the recent movie, Solo: A Star Wars Story, one thing struck me above the rest: the social justice warrior robot.  After reflection, I realized that there is a long history of the justice warrior robot/android in films and books. 1,307 more words

Ethics

The Man in the High Castle - Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick’s oeuvre is a blindspot in my reading history, perhaps from a contrarian streak reacting to his fundamental importance to the speculative fiction genres. 730 more words

Reviews

A Tale of Two Memes: Rick Sanchez vs. the SCP Foundation

I have a confession to make: typing out the context for all these articles, having to completely explain a new set of characters, rules and events every week, is beginning to get quite annoying. 1,515 more words

Literature