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Nazis Weren't The Only Monsters

From the positive reception for Amazon Prime’s ambitious new show, The Man in the High Castle, to Jeb Bush’s recent remarks about killing baby Hitler… 948 more words

Imperial Japan

The Man in the High Castle

I can never remember my opinion of Philip K. Dick’s The Man in the High Castle: great novel or a disappointing alternate history that foundered in unsatisfying metaphysics. 708 more words

Science Fiction


Philip K Dick knew from noir. He thought he was living in one. Conspiracy, drugs, self-hatred , and an early demise.

PKD lived as he wrote, and wrote about how he lived. 1,928 more words


How to spot a threat to Democracy: Bernie Sanders and Philip K. Dick on radicalism and revolt

This is a column about Bernie Sanders, democratic socialism and Philip K. Dick.

Bernie Sanders gave his “democratic socialism” speech at Georgetown University on November 19. 1,861 more words

2016 Presidential

"The Man in the High Castle" (Amazon)

Another year, another adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story. Dick’s oeuvre has proven to be a considerable source of fodder for Hollywood. Some of the biggest science fiction movies in history originated from Dick’s mind, including  1,314 more words

Science Fiction

"To Be Read" Pile - Thanksgiving Edition

Visited my favorite used bookstore yesterday with this result-

Based on the title alone my very first by Michael Bishop. ‘The Guardians’ by John Christopher which I began last night, finished this morning and enjoyed very much. 123 more words


NaBloPoMo Day 21: Alternate History

There’s an interesting concept that’s floating around, and one that human nature usually wonders about: what if things had gone differently? We often think about the alternative…what would things be like if we had made a different choice or if we had taken a different action? 427 more words