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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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Arbie's Unoriginally Titled Book Blog
This volume would act as a great introduction to PKD for those unfamiliar with his work. All his main themes are represented and the average standard of the stories is very high. I'd read most of them before in one place or another but none of it was time wasted for me.
A Scottish-Canadian Blethering On About Books
This is a short story in e-book form, probably transcribed into some project like Project Gutenberg from its original existence in a science fiction periodical, though there's no indication of provenance whatsoever in the version provided free by Kindle. An internet search uncovers that it was appar...
capriceum
capriceum rated it 2 years ago
This was such an enjoyable read. The writing style was the sort that pulls you in right from the beginning and completely immerses you in its world. The worldbuilding was truly incredible, and the plot was full of surprising twists. There were some really cool ideas in the story, like owning real an...
Turn The Page
Turn The Page rated it 2 years ago
I probably should have read this before I watched the Amazon series of the same name, as the series reveals the hidden plot in the book in much more detail. I think I missed out on how Dick constructed this novel with interesting, conflicted characters that are trying to find the truth and exist in ...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 3 years ago
Is Phil Dick talking about regressing back to former time periods, or the much more radical notion of previous structures existing in the sub-strata of reality and emanating forward, like the notion of ancient Rome, a proto-fascist state, The Black Iron Prison of VALIS, falling forward through histo...
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