Tag Archives: Philip K. Dick

Saturday Matinee: Virtual Nightmare

“Virtual Nightmare” (2000) is an Australian television film adaptation of the 1955 science fiction short novel by Frederik Pohl. It was directed by Michael Pattinson and written by Dan Mazur and David Tausik (who two years earlier collaborated for a … Continue reading

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Tears in Rain: ‘Blade Runner’ and Philip K. Dick’s Legacy in Film

Blade Runner, and the work of Philip K. Dick, continues to find its way into our cinemas and minds. How did the visions of a paranoid loner become the most relevant science fiction of our time? By Sean Bell Source: … Continue reading

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Cyberpunk is Dead

By John Semley Source: The Baffler “It was an embarrasser; what did I want? I hadn’t thought that far ahead. Me, caught without a program!” —Bruce Bethke, “Cyberpunk” (1983) Held annually in a downtown L.A. convention center so massive and … Continue reading

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It’s Just An Illusion – The Management of Perception

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Waking Times ɪˈluːʒ(ə)n/ noun an instance of a wrong or misinterpreted perception of a sensory experience. a deceptive appearance or impression. a false idea or belief. We live in a society in which spurious realities … Continue reading

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The Varieties of Psychonautic Experience: Erik Davis’s ‘High Weirdness’

By Michael Grasso Source: We Are the Mutants High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, and Visionary Experience in the Seventies By Erik Davis Strange Attractor Press/MIT Press, 2019 Two months ago, I devoured Erik Davis’s magisterial 2019 book High Weirdness: Drugs, Esoterica, … Continue reading

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THE OMNIPRESENT SURVEILLANCE STATE: ORWELL’S FUTURE IS OUR PRESENT REALITY

By Mac Slavo Source: SHTFplan.com The Orwellian dystopia of thought control and an omnipresent surveillance state has become our reality.  George Orwell’s book 1984, although meant as fiction, has turned out to be an incredible prediction of our future. The … Continue reading

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The Omnipresent Surveillance State: Orwell’s 1984 Is No Longer Fiction

By John W. Whitehead Source: The Rutherford Institute “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 Tread cautiously: the fiction of … Continue reading

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Saturday Matinee: Radio Free Albemuth

In light of Philip K. Dick’s birthday tomorrow (he would have been 90), it’s an appropriate time to visit (or revisit) the film adaptation of his posthumously published novel “Radio Free Albemuth”. Being a longtime PKD fan and one of … Continue reading

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