History Creator / PhilipKDick

7th Oct '17 10:18:05 AM JakesBrain
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** He does it again in ''Lierature/{{VALIS}}'', introducing one character named Philip K. Dick and another called Horselover Fat (a pun on the literal Greek and German meanings of "Philip" and "Dick").
6th Aug '17 1:34:50 PM benda
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* RedHerring: In "The War Game", the protagonists think that the visible part of "Storming the Fortress" game from Ganymede (thought to plan a war against Earth) is just a cover for some more sinister aspect of the game. [[spoiler: Turns out it ''is'' a red herring, but for a completely unrelated Ganymede game that is aimed at educating the children in the spirit of surrendering instead of fighting.]]

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* RedHerring: In "The War Game", the protagonists think that the visible part of "Storming the Fortress" game from Ganymede (thought to plan a war against Earth) is just a cover for some more sinister aspect of the game. [[spoiler: Turns out it ''is'' a red herring, but for a completely unrelated Ganymede game that is aimed at educating the children in the spirit of wilfully surrendering what belongs to them instead of fighting.fighting for it.]]
6th Aug '17 1:34:00 PM benda
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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:''Minority Report'', both versions.]] In [[spoiler:''Paycheck'']] the government's discovery of a future-seeing device causes it to bring about the disasters the machine prophecies.

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* SelfFulfillingProphecy: [[spoiler:''Minority Report'', both versions.]] In [[spoiler:''Paycheck'']] the government's discovery of a future-seeing device causes it to bring about the disasters the machine prophecies.]]



* SlidingScaleOfLibertarianismAndAuthoritarianism: Dick himself had borderline anarchist views (to the point where many anarchists have acknowledged his influence), but many of his settings are authoritarian dystopias. "The Last of the Masters", meanwhile, is set two hundred years after an anarchist revolution and depicts [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the last surviving government]].

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* SlidingScaleOfLibertarianismAndAuthoritarianism: Dick himself had borderline anarchist views (to the point where many anarchists have acknowledged his influence), but many of his settings are authoritarian dystopias. "The Last of the Masters", meanwhile, is set two hundred years after an anarchist revolution and depicts [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin the last surviving government]].government]] - not entirely unsympathetically.
6th Aug '17 1:22:29 PM benda
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* RedHerring: In "The War Game", the protagonists think that the visible part of "Storming the Fortress" game from Ganymede (thought to plan a war against Earth) is just a cover for some more sinister aspect of the game. [[spoiler: Turns out it ''is'' a red herring, but for a completely unrelated Ganymede game that is aimed at educating the children in the spirit of surrendering instead of fighting.]]
6th Aug '17 1:17:16 PM benda
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* MyLittlePanzer: In "War Games", Earth has a safety board inspecting toys from Titan, with whom they are having a political Cold War, but whose goods are still popular. We see at least one dangerous toy--a VR costume-suit which causes the wearer to lose contact with reality. The safety board is afraid everything could be like this, so they have a paranoid eye on everything--[[spoiler:excepting a board game that looks like a Monopoly variation, but isn't. (No, the board game doesn't count unless you consider undermining capitalism dangerous.)]]

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* MyLittlePanzer: In "War Games", Earth has a safety board inspecting toys from Titan, with whom they are having a political Cold War, but whose goods are still popular. We see at least one dangerous toy--a VR costume-suit which causes the wearer to lose contact with reality. The safety board is afraid everything could be like this, so they have a paranoid eye on everything--[[spoiler:excepting a board game that looks like a Monopoly variation, but isn't. (No, the board game doesn't count unless you consider undermining capitalism dangerous.)]]]]
6th Aug '17 1:10:01 PM benda
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* MentalStory: ''Eye in the Sky'' takes place in a sort of shared mental world, with the current most-dominant personality warping it to their prejudices and worldview.

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* MentalStory: ''Eye in the Sky'' takes place in a sort of shared mental world, with the current most-dominant personality warping it to their prejudices and worldview. Same with ''A Maze of Death'', only there is no dominant personality in that world.
6th Aug '17 11:01:59 AM benda
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* IntangibleTimeTravel: ''Literature/{{Paycheck}}'', with its "timescope".

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* IntangibleTimeTravel: ''Literature/{{Paycheck}}'', ''Literature/{{Paycheck}}'': played straight with its "timescope".time mirror, downplayed with time scoop (no time travel for humans, but the object from the future may be retrieved mechanically).
23rd Jun '17 1:00:31 PM CynicalBastardo
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* AmbiguousDisorder: Both Jack Isidore from ''Confessions Of A Crap Artist'' and J.R. Isidore from ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'' fall under this. J.R. might be a descendant of Jack, given their similarities.
18th Jun '17 8:13:41 PM Fireblood
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-->-- ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'' by Philip K Dick

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-->-- ''Literature/{{VALIS}}'' by Philip K K. Dick


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Years of drug abuse (which inspired ''Literature/AScannerDarkly'', where he lists himself as a victim of this, and possibly fed into those weird thoughts detailed above) led to his death in 1982 of heart failure at age 53. However, Dick saw ''Film/BladeRunner'', the first adaptation of his work, prior to his death, reportedly enjoying it and [[ApprovalOfGod approving]].
25th Jan '17 9:52:58 AM VanHohenheimOfXerxes
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[-[[caption-width-right:340:[[Music/TheNotoriousBIG The Notorious]] [[{{Pun}} P.K.D.]]]]-]

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