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Book to Screen: The Man in the High Castle

These days, it seems like books are constantly making the leap from the page to the screen. With celebrities acquiring books for their production companies (cough, Reese, cough) and many new avenues for both movies and television shows (Hulu, Amazon, Netflix), there is real opportunity to see your favorite book come to life. 725 more words

Review

Our Friends from Frolix 8 - Philip K Dick

In the 22nd Century, humanity has evolved into three separate groups, Central Park is only an acre, and alcohol is illegal. Earth is ruled by an uneasy alliance of New Men, super intelligent humans, and Unusuals, who have various psionic powers. 309 more words

Crystal Ball: The Future Is Now – Five Minority Report Technologies That Came True

With all the hoopla surrounding Blade Runner 2049, the upcoming sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1982 cult classic, it’s easy to overlook another Philip K. Dick adaptation celebrating its anniversary this month. 899 more words

Action

Memory, C-beams & The Fragility of the Human Condition

“99 percent of every person is the memory of what he or she knows. What you remember about your life is what makes you you, and me me. 435 more words

WWW Wednesday - June is Nearly Over?

WWW Wednesday is a book meme run by Taking on a World of Words.

Each week we’re asked three questions –

Books

'Ubik' - A Pretty Straightforward Review

More Philip K. Dick this week. He’s worth following up, even though I don’t like repeating myself. 1,128 more words

Literature