History YMMV / PhilipKDick

11th Feb '16 12:08:33 AM mlsmithca
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* MagnumOpus: Quite a few candidates, but there are seven which stand out his strongest novels: ''[[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle The Man in the High Castle]]'', ''[[Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]]'', ''{{Literature/Ubik}}'', ''{{Literature/VALIS}}'', ''[[Literature/AScannerDarkly A Scanner Darkly]], ''The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch'', and ''Martian Time-Slip''.
10th Feb '16 6:35:59 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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10th Feb '16 6:34:44 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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* MagnumOpus: Quite a few candidates, but there are seven which stand out his strongest novels: ''[[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle The Man in the High Castle]]'', ''[[Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]]'', ''{{Literature/Ubik Ubik}}'', ''{{Literature/VALIS VALIS}}'', ''[[Literature/AScannerDarkly A Scanner Darkly]], ''The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch'', and ''Martian Time-Slip''.

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* MagnumOpus: Quite a few candidates, but there are seven which stand out his strongest novels: ''[[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle The Man in the High Castle]]'', ''[[Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]]'', ''{{Literature/Ubik Ubik}}'', ''{{Literature/VALIS VALIS}}'', ''{{Literature/Ubik}}'', ''{{Literature/VALIS}}'', ''[[Literature/AScannerDarkly A Scanner Darkly]], ''The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch'', and ''Martian Time-Slip''.



* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Pretty much every philosophically literate sci-fi writer nowadays owes it to Dick, and even deep thinkers outside the genre greatly admire what he did, but his prose generally hasn't aged as well as his ideas. He didn't have the time nor the resources to refine his style over multiple drafts, so by today's standards Dick's writing can come off as too blunt and unpolished for its own good.

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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Pretty much every philosophically literate sci-fi writer nowadays owes it to Dick, and even deep thinkers outside the genre greatly admire what he did, but his prose generally hasn't aged as well as his ideas. He didn't have the time nor the resources to refine his style over multiple drafts, so by today's standards Dick's writing can come off as too [[BeigeProse blunt and unpolished unpolished]] for its own good.



* ValuesResonance: Many of Dick's stories discuss issues which are still relevant today, at a time when science fiction was still considered [[SciFiGhetto childish]], and quite of a few of his messages from 40 years ago still ring true in the modern age.

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* ValuesResonance: Many of Dick's stories discuss issues which are still relevant today, at a time when science fiction was still considered [[SciFiGhetto childish]], and quite of a few of his messages from 40 years ago still ring true in the modern age.
10th Feb '16 6:31:45 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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* MagnumOpus: Quite a few candidates, but there are seven which stand out his strongest novels: ''[[Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle The Man in the High Castle]]'', ''[[Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?]]'', ''{{Literature/Ubik Ubik}}'', ''{{Literature/VALIS VALIS}}'', ''[[Literature/AScannerDarkly A Scanner Darkly]], ''The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch'', and ''Martian Time-Slip''.


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* SeinfeldIsUnfunny: Pretty much every philosophically literate sci-fi writer nowadays owes it to Dick, and even deep thinkers outside the genre greatly admire what he did, but his prose generally hasn't aged as well as his ideas. He didn't have the time nor the resources to refine his style over multiple drafts, so by today's standards Dick's writing can come off as too blunt and unpolished for its own good.


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* ValuesResonance: Many of Dick's stories discuss issues which are still relevant today, at a time when science fiction was still considered [[SciFiGhetto childish]], and quite of a few of his messages from 40 years ago still ring true in the modern age.
16th Dec '15 12:35:41 AM CassandraLeo
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** Though the interpretation of ''Androids'' is susceptible to AlternateAesopInterpretation. It's not entirely clear which message Dick intended.
3rd Sep '15 1:07:16 AM jormis29
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* AdaptationDisplacement: Chances are people watch most of the [[Film/TotalRecall1990 movies]] [[MinorityReport based]] [[Film/AScannerDarkly on]] [[Film/TotalRecall2012 his]] [[Film/BladeRunner books]] without knowing the source material.

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* AdaptationDisplacement: Chances are people watch most of the [[Film/TotalRecall1990 movies]] [[MinorityReport [[Film/MinorityReport based]] [[Film/AScannerDarkly on]] [[Film/TotalRecall2012 his]] [[Film/BladeRunner books]] without knowing the source material.
4th Mar '15 9:50:35 PM WarriorsGate
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* HarsherInHindsight: ''Clans of the Alphane Moon'' has the "Heebs", mentally inferior humans who aren't fit to do anything more than sweep the floors. [[note]]''It's actually short for "hebephrenia".''[[/note]]
1st Jan '15 1:45:32 AM WarriorsGate
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* {{Narm}}: For all Dick's strengths as a storyteller, his actual prose rarely rose above workmanlike (as he was pumping out sixty pages a day while flying high on amphetamines just to scrape a meager living together), and on occasion [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2010/jun/04/philip-k-dick-needed-co-author it plummeted straight down into the realm of god-awful]].

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* {{Narm}}: For all Dick's strengths as a storyteller, his actual prose rarely rose above workmanlike (as he was pumping out sixty pages a day while flying high on amphetamines just to scrape a meager living together), and on occasion [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2010/jun/04/philip-k-dick-needed-co-author it plummeted straight down into the realm of god-awful]].god-awful]] so hard it became ridiculous.
1st Jan '15 1:44:02 AM WarriorsGate
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* {{Narm}}: For all Dick's strengths as a storyteller, his actual prose rarely rose above workmanlike (as he was pumping out sixty pages a day while flying high on amphetamines just to scrape a meager living together), and on occasion [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2010/jun/04/philip-k-dick-needed-co-author it plummeted straight down into the realm of god-awful]].
25th Dec '14 10:18:40 AM WarriorsGate
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* HilariousInHindsight - The protagonist of his 1960 novel ''Dr. Futurity'' is Dr. Creator/JimParsons.

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The protagonist of his 1960 novel ''Dr. Futurity'' is Dr. Creator/JimParsons.Creator/JimParsons.
** Dick wrote a book in 1963 with a working title of ''A Terran Odyssey''. It was eventually published with the name ''Dr. Bloodmoney, or: How We Got Along After the Bomb'', as a reference to the Creator/StanleyKubrick movie ''Film/DrStrangelove''. Kubrick's next project, three years after the release of ''Dr. Bloodmoney'', would be ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]: A '''SPACE''' Odyssey''.
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