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Philip K. Dick in generaljust cos you're paranoid.......... (734 words)
by spoonfacer - written on 05/10/01, updated on 16/11/01 (Very useful, 46 readings)
recurring themes and ongoing paranoia. Elements from the short stories crop up time and time again in the longer novels, but always with a new twist. In Philip K Dick's work, the unusual is the norm, and great gifts and opportunities (artificial intelligence, telepathy, psychedelic experiences) are cursed complications played out on a background of everyday ordinariness and derangement. Even the robots are unhappy, unsure, unwilling. His fictional world is clearly rooted in his own version of reality, with a fascination with alternate realities and drug-induced states of consciousness recurring ovr and over until the dark small-scale crumbling psychosis of ...
Philip K. Dick in generalPhilip K. Dick: The Daddy of 'em all (393 words)
by derpigeon - written on 01/06/01, updated on 01/06/01 (Very useful, 23 readings)
When thinking of authors who have inspired some of the greatest films of our generation it is to Philip K. Dick that I have to turn. From Blade Runner to Screamers it is the original and inspiring vision of Dick that inspires awe. About to go out of print is the last two parts of the five part complete works of Philip K. Dick. Each in their own rights masterpieces, the staggering and sheer proliferation of short stories is almost unbelievable, he was prolific on a legendary scale. The introduction to the first of these collected works really says it best. ?Some authors are people?s authors, they are incredibly successful, but scorned by their literary peers. Others are ...