philip k dick

  1. Phyrebrat

    What androids really dream of?!

    Oh dear…
  2. S

    Cosmic Puppets: Generally regarded as Dick's worst book?

    Yeah yeah, I know some people will consider me a SJW for saying this, but the fetishistic way an underaged nude character is described is creepy, the talking bees is silly, and the ending of driving through a Gaia figure's chest is corny. Sure it was 1952, before he'd really honed his skills...
  3. Rumi_fan

    Do Philip K. Dick's books have fist fight scenes?

    Do they have?
  4. Guttersnipe

    Did 2019's Twilight Zone Copy a Story by Philip K. Dick?

    I have read a story by Dick entitled "Small Town" that is about a man who can manipulate events in his town by adjusting his small model of it. It seems that the newest Twilight Zone installment features an episode called "A Small Town" that has a very similar presence. I wouldn't have minded an...
  5. Vertigo

    A Scanner Darkly by Philip K Dick

    A Scanner Darkly is set in a near future police-state California (actually the past now; written in 1977 it was set in 1994) where undercover narcotics agents are everywhere and even their bosses don’t know their identities (protected by ‘scramble suits’) and targets (anyone with the slightest...
  6. D

    How many PHILIP K. DICK Movies and tv shows are there?

    How many PHILIP K. DICK Movies and tv shows are there?
  7. Vince W

    Blade Runner Audio Drama - 2020: Gethsemane

    Shoulder of Orion podcast has produced an original Blade Runner audio drama. From their website: "2020:Gethsemane follows the lives of three Nexus 8 Replicants in hiding as they are confronted with a choice: do they risk their lives for something bigger than them, or do they remain safe? Set...
  8. Vertigo

    The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K Dick

    Perky Pat Layouts are making a comfortable profit from their monopoly providing colonists on marginally inhabitable planets with an escape to an idealised ‘virtual’ earth-side reality (virtual in experience but drug induced dream world rather than cyberpunk-style). Then Palmer Eldritch returns...
  9. Terence Park

    Favourite Dick Novel, Drugs, In Perspective + Poll

    Best Philip K Dick Novel The Guardian ran an article on Dick’s Best Novels chosen by Nicola Barker, Michael Moorcock, and Adam Roberts on 27th August 2017 at Philip K Dick Best Novels. There's all the normal stuff you'd expect to see - Adam Roberts sensibly chose Do Androids Dream of Electric...
  10. Fried Egg

    Electric Dreams

    In case you hadn't noticed, there's a new series on Channel 4 of Philip K. Dick short story adaptations called "Electric Dreams". First episode airing on Sunday 17th (2017). Philip K Dick’s Electric Dreams: Everything you need to know
  11. Extollager

    Phil Dick's Anti-Abortion Story

    What's the title of that story again? Thanks.
  12. Sigfrid von Shrink

    Ubik by Philip K Dick

    It is 1992, and some sections of humanity have developed psychic capabilities, while others have developed the ability to suppress the capabilities of others. When Glen Runciter, the boss of an anti-psychic company is apparently murdered by business rivals, time appears to start regressing, and...
  13. Charlotte_Newman

    VALIS 'trilogy'

    Hi all, Was curious to read your thoughts on VALIS as a trilogy. Has anyone had the opportunity to read Tess Dick's The Owl in Darkness?
  14. Fried Egg

    It's official - Substance D has been discovered...

    Skunk 'causes damage to vital nerve fibres' "Substance D" being, for those who don't know, the powerful psychoactive drug that the protagonist of "A Scanner Darkly" uses in his role as an undercover policeman that causes the two hemispheres of his brain to function independently. Are there no...
  15. J

    Sequel to High Castle

    I've just finished rereading The Man in the High Castle. I note that several major story arcs are left unresolved at the end, and one of these even seems to be the main one. This seems to beg a sequel but Dick never wrote one. Is one possibly being planned, as this new tv series seems to be...
  16. J-Sun

    Pick a Dick

    Here's a nearly pointless thread: there are ten PKD books I don't have and haven't read that I don't have no interest in (if you see what I'm saying - not a double negative) and I figured people could argue over what the best one of this otherwise completely not-set-ical set of books is. :) I do...
  17. T

    novels based on short stories

    Hi I have been looking for a info about pkd short stories which he later made into novels. Like A Terran Odyssey / Dr. Bloodmoney. I remember there being several others. A comprehensive list of some sort would be fantastic.
  18. W

    In Pursuit of Valis vs. The Exegesis?

    Hi all: I own the original In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis (ed. Lawrence Sutin; 1991) and wondering whether to buy the much newer Exegesis (ed. Jackson & Lethem; 2011). Is there substantial cross-over of material, or is the new version really new? Thanks. - WTS
  19. Terence Park

    The World Dick Made

    I was certain that chrome on my PC had been infected by a virus; after a bit of digging, I realised that Google had done their usual: we’ve decided to change the interface and we’re sure you’ll like it but we won’t warn you. Of course this sent my bile and spleen emitters into overdrive...
  20. Vince W

    The Man in the High Castle - filming has begun

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