Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick

Philip Kindred Dick (December 16, 1928 – March 2, 1982) was an American novelist, short story writer and essayist whose published work is almost entirely in the science fiction genre. Dick explored sociological, political and metaphysical themes in novels dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments and altered states. In his later works Dick's thematic focus strongly reflected his personal interest in metaphysics and theology. He often drew upon his own life experiences in addressing the nature of drug abuse, paranoia and schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences in novels such as A Scanner Darkly and VALIS.

The novel The Man in the High Castle bridged the genres of alternate history and science fiction, earning Dick a Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1963. Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, a novel about a celebrity who awakens in a parallel universe where he is unknown, won the John W. Campbell Memorial Award for best novel in 1975. "I want to write about people I love, and put them into a fictional world spun out of my own mind, not the world we actually have, because the world we actually have does not meet my standards", Dick wrote of these stories. "In my writing I even question the universe; I wonder out loud if it is real, and I wonder out loud if all of us are real."[10] Dick referred to himself as a "fictionalizing philosopher."

In addition to 44 published novels,[11] Dick wrote approximately 121 short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime.[12] Although Dick spent most of his career as a writer in near-poverty,[13] nine of his stories have been adapted into popular films since his death, including Blade Runner, Total Recall, A Scanner Darkly, and Minority Report. In 2005, Time magazine named Ubik one of the one hundred greatest English-language novels published since 1923.[14] In 2007, Dick became the first science fiction writer to be included in The Library of America series.[15][16][17][18]

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Total Recall [DVD] [1990] Total Recall [DVD] [1990]
Total Recall, director Paul Verhoeven's mega-budget sci-fi action blockbuster from 1990, began its production life as a very different movie. An adaptation of the Philip K. Dick short story "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale", it was originally conceived of with Richard Dreyfuss starring as a Walter-Mitty-like character who experiences...
by Paul Verhoeven, with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sharon Stone, Michael Ironside, Rachel Ticotin, Ronny Cox, published by Momentum.
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Paycheck [DVD] [2004] Paycheck [DVD] [2004]
The brainy, paranoid science fiction of writer Philip K Dick has inspired one visionary classic (Blade Runner) and two above-average action movies (Total Recall and Minority Report). Paycheck aspires to follow in their footsteps: an engineer (Ben Affleck) routinely agrees to have his memory erased after every job...
by John Woo, with Ben Affleck, Aaron Eckhart, Uma Thurman, Michael C. Hall, Paul Giamatti, published by Dreamworks Home Entertainment.
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Minority Report --Two Disc Set (DTS) [DVD] [2002] Minority Report --Two Disc Set (DTS) [DVD] [2002]
Full of flawed characters and shot in grainy de-saturated colours, Steven Spielberg's Minority Report is futuristic film noir with a far-fetched B-movie plot that's so feverishly presented the audience never gets a chance to ponder its many improbabilities. Based on a short story by Philip K Dick, Minority Report is set...
by Steven Spielberg, with Tom Cruise, Colin Farrell, Samantha Morton, Max von Sydow, Steve Harris, published by FOX.
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Total Recall [Blu-ray 4K] [2012] [Region Free] Total Recall [Blu-ray 4K] [2012] [Region Free]
by Len Wiseman, with Kate Beckinsale, Colin Farrell, Bryan Cranston, Jessica Biel, Bill Nighy, published by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment.
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Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - Series 1 (3 DVD Box Set) Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - Series 1 (3 DVD Box Set)
Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams - Series 1 (3 DVD Box Set). Import from The Netherlands with English soundtrack and subtitles. Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams, or simply Electric Dreams, is a science fiction television anthology series based on the works of Philip K. Dick. The series consists of ten standalone episodes based on...
by with Vaslov Goom, Dominic Capone III, Juke Hardy, Russ Panzarella, published by .
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A Scanner Darkly [DVD] [2006] A Scanner Darkly [DVD] [2006]
How well you respond to Richard Linklater's A Scanner Darkly depends on how much you know about the life and work of celebrated science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. While it qualifies as a faithful adaptation of Dick's semiautobiographical 1977 novel about the perils of drug abuse, Big Brother-like surveillance and rampant paranoia...
by Richard Linklater, with Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey Jr., Rory Cochrane, Mitch Baker, published by Warner Home Video.
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