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Review: A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick

A Scanner Darkly – ★★★★1/2

In this novel by the brilliant science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick the setting is dystopia some time in future and the location is Anaheim, California. 1,139 more words

Book Reviews

Saturday Matinee: Radio Free Albemuth

In light of Philip K. Dick’s birthday tomorrow (he would have been 90), it’s an appropriate time to visit (or revisit) the film adaptation of his posthumously published novel “Radio Free Albemuth”. 291 more words

Culture

On Channeling

“Dream, Thursday Night, June 11, 1981: I am with Nancy. She is behaving unusually: she is very active and energetic. I am told that she took something, a medication.

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Journal

Painful Memories and Memorable Pain

Gabi Schaffzin // The following contains spoilers for Amazon’s Homecoming series. Proceed with caution.

I’ve been thinking a lot about memory.

This started after I recently finished bingeing on the Amazon series, Homecoming, a quick but worthwhile watch for the psychological-thriller fan in all of us. 1,142 more words

Reading

12.12.18

“No matchbook cover is going to spell out a message from the Elohim.”
–Philip K. Dick

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Let’s parse that starting quote from Philip K. Dick a bit.

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Journal

Saturday November 24, 2018

“Me with nothing to say, and you in your autumn sweater,” go the words to a song of my late teen years by the New Jersey band Yo La Tengo. 311 more words