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Review: We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick

This is one of my favorite short stories of all time, and I decided to re-read it and review. Many people know of this short story because of the film Total Recall with Arnold Schwarzenegger, then the re-make that came out a few years ago. 217 more words


PKD Awareness

PKD, polycystic kidney disease, is a genetic disease that effects the kidneys which can lead to kidney failure. There is no cure and most people with the disease end up having to be on dialysis. 362 more words

Family Life

Eye in the Sky

Published in 1957 (or thereabouts) Eye in the Sky is one of Philip K Dick’s earliest novels. As such a lot of the established features of Dick’s future reality are not manifest in the story, in fact this is a ‘near future’ story which begins in an alternative 1957 when eight people are involved in an accident while visiting a particle accelerator – the ‘Bevatron’. 502 more words


Adjusting to New Normals

I was in my last semester of uni, really excited to finish, enthusiastic about my impending travel plans and ready to start a new life chapter when diagnosed with an incurable and degenerative illness at 22. 689 more words



“We located, by means of thousands upon thousands of photographs, a very old man now, named Al Jarry, who played a number of bit parts in pre-war films. 329 more words

Choose Life: help make every kidney count

On March 8th this year I completed a charity skydive for Kidney Research UK.

This is not a sentence I ever anticipated saying, it wasn’t the charity aspect, I just didn’t really think the thrill-seeking, jumping-out-of-a-plane-in-free-fall-then-parachuting-to-the-ground experience was something I’d ever do. 1,007 more words


Coincidence, Chaos, & Archetypes in Our Science-Fictional World

By Eric Wargo

Source: The Nightshirt

You don’t have to be a hardheaded materialist skeptic or an atheist to be troubled by the idea of synchronicity. 1,551 more words