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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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Saturday Matinee: The Man Who Fell to Earth

“The Man Who Fell to Earth” (1976) is a British science fiction film directed by Nicolas Roeg, written by Paul Mayersberg, and based on Walter Tevis’s 1963 novel of the same name. David Bowie (in his first feature film role) … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick and the Fake Humans

(Editor’s note: on this 36th anniversary of the passing of Philip K. Dick, it seems an appropriate time to note the relevance of his work to our current dystopia as Henry Farrell does in the following essay. Unfortunately the author … Continue reading

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Four Kinds of Dystopia

By Darren Allen Source: ExpressiveEgg.org The twentieth century saw four basic visions of hell on earth, or dystopia. These were: Orwellian. Rule by autocratic totalitarian people, party or elite group, limitation of choice, repression of speech and repression of minorities, … Continue reading

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Future Crimes

By John Steppling Source: CounterPunch “Precrime Analytical Wing: Contains the precognitives and the machinery needed to hear and analyze their predictions of future crimes.” Philip K. Dick, Minority Report “I must confess that over the past few years I have … Continue reading

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Hybrid Landscapes – From Posthistoric to Posthuman

By Kingsley L. Dennis Source: Reality Sandwich The collective psyche seems to be in the grip of a powerful archetypal dynamic in which the long-alienated modern mind is breaking through, out of the contractions of its birth process, out of what … Continue reading

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6 The Enlightened Madness of Philip K. Dick: The Black Iron Prison and Wetiko

(Editor’s note: Today happens to mark the anniversary of the birth of Philip K. Dick on December 16, 1928.) By Paul Levy There is something terribly wrong in our world. The Native American people have a term—wetiko—that can really help … Continue reading

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Pokémon and the Age of Augmented Hyper-Surreality

By Luther Blissett Imagine walking to a park in a fairly average medium-sized city on a warm Summer day. There you see groups, pairs and individuals of different ages and races slowly milling about, some with dogs, some with baby … Continue reading

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