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Philip K. Dick
Philip Kindred Dick was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published work is almost entirely accepted as being in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations,... show more
Philip Kindred Dick was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and philosopher whose published work is almost entirely accepted as being in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments, and altered states.
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Birth date: 1928-12-16
Died: 1982-03-02
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Kenny Loves to Read
Kenny Loves to Read rated it 4 weeks ago
Not sure I would ever have read this if it wasn't for the movie adaptation but I enjoyed it. I think it may have been more powerful back in the time it was written but there were enough thought provoking elements to keep it feeling relevant for me. It's pretty different from the movie so don't expec...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 7 months ago
I'm a big Pynchon fan, too, so don't get me wrong here, but it seems to me like the main difference between Dick's writing style and Pynchon's--or at least, the difference that mostly accounts for Dick being treated as a "pulp" author with some interesting ideas whereas Pynchon is considered a major...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 7 months ago
“The Man in the High Castle” is my second favourite PKD novel, after “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep”. I read both novels in the same year, back in the day, along with “Ubik”, “VALIS” and “The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch”, and most of PKD's short fiction. Without doubt the most mind-bendi...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 8 months ago
"'I am Ubik. Before the universe was I am. I made the suns. I made the worlds. I created the lives and the places they inhabit; I move them here, I put them there. They go as I say, they do as I tell them. I am the word and my name is never spoken, the name which no one knows. I am called Ubik but t...
CDRBill
CDRBill rated it 8 months ago
I really liked this book!The East and West went to war and the population moved underground into living areas called "ant farms" where they have been for 15 years. Unbeknownst to them the war ended after only 2 years and the news they have been receiving all these years is propagandist lies. The sur...
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