Philip K. Dick: Revised and Updated

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Philip K. Dick: Revised and Updated

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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars3.5/5 (6 ratings)
Length: 152 pages2 hours

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With a reputation that is still rising as the world catches up with the prodigious outpouring of his imagination, and Hollywood repeatedly raiding his stories—Blade Runner, Minority Report, A Scanner Darkly—Philip K. Dick remains an intriguing literary and cultural figure. At a time when most science fiction was about cowboys in outer space, Dick explored the landscapes of the mind, conjured fake realities, and was able to make readers believe six impossible things before breakfast. Perhaps best-known for Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, he embodied the counterculture a decade before the 1960s. This fully revised and updated look at Dick's world is a glimpse into a reality where psychiatrists come in suitcases, God speaks through cat food commercials and comes in a handy aerosol can, and where you might be a figment of someone else's imagination. This pocket-sized volume reviews and analyzes each of Dick's novels and provides a listing of other books and articles which have grappled with this genius.
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