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review 2019-06-11 18:11
Book #883 - 355,009 Pages Read
The Man in the High Castle (Tie-In) - Philip K. Dick

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 a world vastly different than ours post World War II. This reminds me again how reading the novel first is the best course of action.

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review 2019-03-23 14:04
Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick
Divine Invasions: A Life of Philip K. Dick - Lawrence Sutin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Philip K. Dick was no doubt a great man of mystery but also a man of immensely beautiful and of immensely brilliant mind, for he delivered to us so many wonderful and mind-blowing science fiction novels that shall remain with us for many years to come, probably all the way until the end of our life times. I remember reading one of his novels many years ago when I actually started reading science fiction novels for the very first time, and I remember how shocked, how confused, how lost I was when I finished devouring it. This man really knew how to write great science fiction novels and put the mirror right in front of our faces on how the future could possibly look like, by our own fault, or by design of another. Whatever the case, I really enjoyed reading this book and you shall enjoy it too, for this book shall finally explain to you the mystery behind this man's brilliance, and the mystery behind this man's extraordinary writing talent that has conquered the entire world's science fiction community and dare I say it, the entire world of literature. one of the reasons, why I really hope that his legacy shall live with us  for many years and for many future generations to come. 

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review 2019-03-10 15:51
Review of Do Androids of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick

This was an interesting read.  I have never seen the Blade Runner movies so I only had a vague notion of what this book was about.  Basically this sci-fi story takes uses the plot to discuss what it means to be alive.  I really want to see the movies now.

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review 2019-02-10 13:44
Second Variety, Philip K. Dick
Second Variety (Collected Stories: Vol 2) - Philip K. Dick

PKD - one of the most inventive SF authors ever and a prolific writer of novels and short stories. Unfortunately some of these stories have become predictable because since they were written the ideas have been recycled too many times. Others are unintentionally amusing as 1950s gender roles survive unchanged several centuries into the future - but people will say the equivalent about much contemporary SF in 70 years from now, too. Although some of the stories are conventional (e.g. consequences of nuclear war) Dick, like Bradbury, also wrote a different kind of SF from most of his contemporaries. Not interested in pulp adventure stories or stories that turn on some application of science, Dick instead starts to question identity and reality. These themes began in this volume (1950s) and came to dominate later. Of course, this is a new viewpoint on the age-old question of what it is to be human? An angle that also was adopted and developed into a staple SF theme by those who came after.

 

Which is all to say PKD was a pioneer in many ways and I should read more.

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text 2019-02-07 22:07
Reading progress update: I've read 311 out of 395 pages.
Second Variety (Collected Stories: Vol 2) - Philip K. Dick

Imposter: The kind of identity questions that later became the trademark of Alastair Reynolds.

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