The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick

The Shifting Realities of Philip K. Dick

Selected Literary and Philosophical Writings

Book - 1995
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Baker & Taylor
Collects articles on science fiction and related topics, chapters from an unfinished novel, excerpts from journals, and other writings

Blackwell North Amer
Philip K. Dick has established himself as a major figure in American literature. The landscape of his imagination features a wealth of concepts and fictional worlds: Nazi-rule in a postwar nightmare; androids and the unification of man and machine; and an existence that no longer follows the logic of reality. His vision has shaped the way we perceive the past and present and how we look to the future.
This first-time collection assembles his nonfiction writings (the bulk of which either have never before been published or have appeared only in obscure and out-of-print publications) - essays, journals, speeches, and interviews. In these writings he explores issues ranging from the merging of physics and metaphysics to the potential influences of "virtual" reality and its consequences to a plot-scenario for a potential episode of "Mission: Impossible," to the challenge that fundamental "human" values face in the age of technology and spiritual decline.
This collection is at once penetrating and entertaining. It is sure to reconfirm Philip K. Dick not only as an important science-fiction writer but also as an explorative thinker.

& Taylor

In a collection of philosophical essays, journal excerpts, speeches, and interviews, the pioneering science fiction writer discusses the union of physics and metaphysics, the impact of virtual reality, and the challenges of basic human values in an age of technology and spiritual decline.

Publisher: Pantheon, c1995
ISBN: 9780679426448
Branch Call Number: 818 Dic
Additional Contributors: Sutin, Lawrence, 1951-


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Mar 25, 2017

Excellent collection of articles and essays by sci-fi author Philip K. Dick.

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