History Creator / PhilipKDick

22nd Sep '16 9:33:50 PM nombretomado
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** On the one hand, Creator/RogerEbert compared Deckard to [[GodwinsLaw "A Nazi measuring noses"]], and AI advocates compare the story to ''Film/BirthOfANation'' for AI: Should "friendly" AI ever come to be, the story's premise could be seen as insulting or paranoia-inducing to said synthetic beings- thus potentially triggering a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LessWrong#Roko.27s_basilisk Roko's Basilisk]] scenario.

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** On the one hand, Creator/RogerEbert compared Deckard to [[GodwinsLaw "A Nazi measuring noses"]], and AI advocates compare the story to ''Film/BirthOfANation'' ''Film/{{The Birth of a Nation|1915}}'' for AI: Should "friendly" AI ever come to be, the story's premise could be seen as insulting or paranoia-inducing to said synthetic beings- thus potentially triggering a [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LessWrong#Roko.27s_basilisk Roko's Basilisk]] scenario.
6th Sep '16 10:28:16 AM MikeK
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** In ''A Maze of Death'', you have the subverted dumb-blonde "Susie Smart", the lying hypochondriac "Dr. Babble", and the JerkAss bully "Ignatz Thugg".

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** In ''A Maze of Death'', you have the subverted dumb-blonde "Susie Smart", the lying hypochondriac "Dr. Babble", and the JerkAss bully "Ignatz Thugg". In a humorous moment, Ignatz Thugg makes a snarky comment about how fitting Dr. Babble's name is without ever noticing he has a MeaningfulName himself.
28th Aug '16 9:35:52 PM spasskysteve
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-->-- ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'' by Philip K Dick [[note]]Sums up his entire body of work in a single sentence.[[/note]]

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-->-- ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'' by Philip K Dick [[note]]Sums up his entire body of work in a single sentence.[[/note]]
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21st Aug '16 10:46:36 PM Xtifr
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* ''Literature/AScannerDarkly''



* ''Literature/AScannerDarkly''
19th Aug '16 1:03:42 AM DastardlyDemolition
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** Furthermore, in VALIS, there is a point where a third character finally snaps and tells Horselover Fat that Fat IS P.K.D. Up until that point in the narrative (told through Fat's eyes) the reader assumes they are two different characters. It is simultaneously revealed to Fat, as well as the reader, causing the reader to feel as schizophrenic as the author/character. PKD seems to disappear from the plot, or meld with Fat, after this revelation.

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** Furthermore, in VALIS, there is a point where a third character finally snaps and tells Horselover Fat that Fat IS ''is'' P.K.D. Up until that point in the narrative (told through Fat's eyes) the reader assumes they are two different characters. It is simultaneously revealed to Fat, as well as the reader, causing the reader to feel as schizophrenic as the author/character. PKD [=PKD=] seems to disappear from the plot, or meld with Fat, after this revelation.
31st Jul '16 4:51:46 PM 04tele
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The unambiguously optimistic ending of ''Eye in the Sky''. Dick's clear-cut idealism and faith in the power of of people working collectively would soon desert him, majorly.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The unambiguously optimistic ending of ''Eye in the Sky''. Dick's clear-cut idealism and faith in the power of of people working collectively would soon desert him, majorly.
31st Jul '16 4:51:05 PM 04tele
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The unambiguously optimistic ending of ''Eye in the Sky''. Dick's clear-cut idealism and faith in the American Dream would soon desert him, majorly.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: The unambiguously optimistic ending of ''Eye in the Sky''. Dick's clear-cut idealism and faith in the American Dream power of of people working collectively would soon desert him, majorly.
31st Jul '16 4:45:30 PM 04tele
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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''The Golden Man'' contains several {{magic realism}} stories (such as a man obsessed with the model town in his basement having it change the town he lives in itself), an [[AuthorTract anti-abortion story]] (where a scientist challenges the abortion requirement that a fetus who cannot do simple math is eligible for abortion, demanding to be aborted because he claims he's forgotten simple math) and, surprisingly, a humorous (somewhat darkly) war against... alien midgets.[[note]]Fun fact: the anti-abortion story gave Dick a scare - a radical feminist wrote a letter to him that ''literally offered to punch him in the face'', among other threats.[[/note]]

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* AndNowForSomethingCompletelyDifferent: ''The Golden Man'' contains several {{magic realism}} stories (such as a man obsessed with the model town in his basement having it change the town he lives in itself), an [[AuthorTract anti-abortion story]] (where a scientist challenges the abortion requirement that a fetus who cannot do simple math is eligible for abortion, demanding to be aborted because he claims he's forgotten simple math) and, surprisingly, a humorous (somewhat darkly) war against... alien midgets.[[note]]Fun fact: the anti-abortion story gave Dick a scare - a radical feminist wrote a letter to him that ''literally offered to punch him in the face'', among other threats.[[/note]]
3rd Jul '16 12:08:24 AM mariic
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* GenreShift: Dick used to pull this in a low-key way, because he liked telling stories from the PointOfView of more than one character, and he adapted from Creator/JamesJoyce the technique of shifting the style to reflect the way the character would write, if the character could write. A hilarious example is Surley G. Febbs from ''The Zap Gun'', whose chapters are written as if Febbs's character were the [[AndHerCodeNameWasMarySue Marty Stu in a story written by himself]]: when Febbs is sent a mysterious parcel, he examines it and the narrative comments "It intrigued his uniquely subtle, agile mind."

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* GenreShift: Dick used to pull this in a low-key way, because he liked telling stories from the PointOfView of more than one character, and he adapted from Creator/JamesJoyce the technique of shifting the style to reflect the way the character would write, if the character could write. A hilarious example is Surley G. Febbs from ''The Zap Gun'', whose chapters are written as if Febbs's character were the [[AndHerCodeNameWasMarySue [[HerCodeNameWasMarySue Marty Stu in a story written by himself]]: when Febbs is sent a mysterious parcel, he examines it and the narrative comments "It intrigued his uniquely subtle, agile mind."
1st Jul '16 11:47:17 PM CaptEquinox
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** With the notable exception of the suburban nightmare ''The Pre-Persons''. Published a year after Roe v. Wade, it extrapolates from there to a society in which abortion is no longer limited to the unborn, but to children up to the age of twelve. It got him rightly flamed for its horrific misogyny, and still scores him kudos from anti-abortion advocates. [[http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/08/the_agony_of_the_prepersons_philip_k_dicks_attack_on_abortion.html You can read it and his explanation here]].

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** With the notable exception of the suburban nightmare ''The Pre-Persons''. Published a year after Roe v. Wade, it extrapolates from there to a society in which abortion is no longer limited to the unborn, but to children up to the age of twelve. It got him rightly flamed for its horrific misogyny, and still scores him kudos from anti-abortion advocates. [[http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2015/08/the_agony_of_the_prepersons_philip_k_dicks_attack_on_abortion.html [[http://prolife.org.nz/the-pre-persons-phillip-k-dick/ You can read it and his explanation here]]. here]].
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