Questions tagged [philip-k-dick]

Philip K Dick was a modern and postmodern dynamo. His visions of the present and future, while bleak and disturbing, often explored the nature of reality. *What is real? What makes us human? Can any real answers be obtained?*

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Did Philip Dick watch Blade Runner before his death?

Was Philip K. Dick able to watch a complete version of "Blade Runner" before his death or just unedited material? The "Blade Runner" release date according to Wikipedia and IMDB was 25 June, 1982. ...
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On the personal relation between Phil K. Dick and Robert Heinlein?

It's well known that Dick and Heinlein were friends. On Dick's wikipedia article there is an extract from the introduction to the 1980 short story collection The Golden Man in which Dick praises ...
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What are the different works for Film and Television based on the works of Philip K. Dick?

I recently finished watching the great series "Total Recall 2070" that was based on Philip K. Dick's universe. Philip K. Dick's absurdist blendings of philosophical problems with Sci-Fi has a unique ...
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Why did they name the movie “Blade Runner”?

I just finished reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep and I found it interesting that Deckard was always described as a bounty hunter never as a blade runner or anything similar. What exactly ...
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How did “A Scanner Darkly” actually end?

I just finished reading "A Scanner Darkly" by Philip K. Dick and for some reason I am a little confused to the actual ending. Warning Spoilers Below! There are two possibilities, as I see it. One is:...
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In which book does a man start whistling a tune, only to discover moments later it is playing on the radio? (passive telepathy is implied)

In which book does a man start whistling a tune, only to discover moments later it is playing on the radio? (and thereby showing passive telepathy) Clues: It could be very well be a book by Philip K....
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Where can I find a full copy of Philip K Dick's Exegesis?

I've heard recently that a 90% reduced Fat version of the Exegesis was going to come out in print. However, I would really like to get a hold of a full copy. They aren't supposed to exist, however, ...
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Why did the Rosen corporation want to discredit the Voight-Kampff test?

In Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, why did the Rosen corporation want to discredit the Voight-Kampff test? If the new Nexus 6 types were to be so good and human-like that they ...
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Scene from a PK Dick novel: a subjective world with a huge God-eye in the sky

In the novel, which I thought was Ubik, a party of characters has an accident, and progress through the subjective worlds of each in turn. One of them is a bible-thumping believer, and the staring eye-...
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Will there be more of “The man in the high castle”?

Just finished watching Amazon's version of Philip K Dick's novel The Man in the High Castle. Do the TV series and the Book currently end in the same way? Is there more to show in the TV series ...