History YMMV / PhilipKDick

20th Feb '18 5:16:02 AM SorPepita
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** Somewhat [[AvertedTroped Averted]] with ''Androids'', which in sci-fi literature circles is one of the most famous examples of the genre out there. Good luck finding someone who's read all the short stories that got adapted, though.

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** Somewhat [[AvertedTroped [[AvertedTrope Averted]] with ''Androids'', which in sci-fi literature circles is one of the most famous examples of the genre out there. Good luck finding someone who's read all the short stories that got adapted, though.



** Odds are, in a [=PKD=] book, that you can interpret the point of view of every protagonist that isn't an outright JerkAss to come to this conclusion. Take ''Ubik'' for example. Or ''Flow My tears'', or ''Do androids dream'' or ''Galactic Pot Healer''...

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** Odds are, in a [=PKD=] book, that you can interpret the point of view of every protagonist that isn't an outright JerkAss to come to this conclusion. Take ''Ubik'' for example. Or ''Flow My tears'', Tears'', or ''Do androids dream'' Androids Dream'' or ''Galactic Pot Healer''...
28th Dec '17 12:31:12 AM RaisenRhaasen
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** Odds are, in a [=PKD=] book, that you can interpret the point of view of every protagonist that isn't an outright JerkAss to come to this conclusion. Take ''Ubick'' for example. Or ''Flow My tears'', or ''Do androids dream'' or ''Galactic Pot Healer''...

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** Odds are, in a [=PKD=] book, that you can interpret the point of view of every protagonist that isn't an outright JerkAss to come to this conclusion. Take ''Ubick'' ''Ubik'' for example. Or ''Flow My tears'', or ''Do androids dream'' or ''Galactic Pot Healer''...
28th Oct '17 8:28:57 PM CassandraLeo
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** This lessened somewhat in his later career, though, or at least it can vary somewhat depending upon the novel. In ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', his prose still comes off as somewhat awkward, but it turns out to be entirely deliberate; characters' diction is carefully crafted and often provides major insights into their worldviews. However, he seems to have spent much longer writing this book than most of his other '60s novels. He seems to have been able to devote more time to composing his later works, starting around ''Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said'' (written in 1970, published in 1974) and ''A Scanner Darkly'' (written in 1973, published in 1977), and this shows in their prose.

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** This lessened somewhat in his later career, though, or at least it can vary somewhat depending upon the novel. In ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', his prose still comes off as somewhat awkward, but it turns out to be entirely deliberate; characters' diction is carefully crafted and often provides major insights into their worldviews. However, he seems to have spent much longer writing this book than most of his other '60s novels. He seems to have been able to devote more time to composing his later works, starting around ''Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said'' (written (mostly written in 1970, published in 1974) and ''A Scanner Darkly'' (written in 1973, published in 1977), and this shows is reflected in their prose.
28th Oct '17 8:27:30 PM CassandraLeo
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** This lessened somewhat in his later career, though, or at least it can vary somewhat depending upon the novel. In ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', his prose still comes off as somewhat awkward, but it turns out to be entirely deliberate; characters' diction is carefully crafted and often provides major insights into their worldviews.

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** This lessened somewhat in his later career, though, or at least it can vary somewhat depending upon the novel. In ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', his prose still comes off as somewhat awkward, but it turns out to be entirely deliberate; characters' diction is carefully crafted and often provides major insights into their worldviews. However, he seems to have spent much longer writing this book than most of his other '60s novels. He seems to have been able to devote more time to composing his later works, starting around ''Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said'' (written in 1970, published in 1974) and ''A Scanner Darkly'' (written in 1973, published in 1977), and this shows in their prose.
28th Oct '17 8:19:54 PM CassandraLeo
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** This lessened somewhat in his later career, though. In ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', his prose still comes off as somewhat awkward, but it turns out to be entirely deliberate; characters' diction is carefully crafted and often provides major insights into their worldviews.

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** This lessened somewhat in his later career, though.though, or at least it can vary somewhat depending upon the novel. In ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', his prose still comes off as somewhat awkward, but it turns out to be entirely deliberate; characters' diction is carefully crafted and often provides major insights into their worldviews.
28th Oct '17 8:16:09 PM CassandraLeo
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** This lessened somewhat in his later career, though. In ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'', his prose still comes off as somewhat awkward, but it turns out to be entirely deliberate; characters' diction is carefully crafted and often provides major insights into their worldviews.



** Though the interpretation of ''Androids'' is susceptible to AlternateAesopInterpretation. It's not entirely clear which message Dick intended.

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** Though the interpretation of ''Androids'' is susceptible to AlternateAesopInterpretation. It's not entirely clear which message Dick intended.intended, but [[spoiler:Batty's response to Isidore's freakout over the dead spider suggests that human society in the novel is wrong and that androids are capable of empathy]].
22nd May '17 6:43:56 PM Scabbard
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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory - In VALIS, Everyone is really Jesus In Purgatory.

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* EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory - EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory: In VALIS, Everyone is really Jesus In Purgatory.



** Fictional drugs play significant roles in several other stories, such as Can-D (which tranfers your mind into a Barbie-like doll named Perky Pat) and Chew-Z (an afterlife-simulating hallucinogen [[spoiler:that allows the title character to control your perception]]) from ''The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch''.

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** Fictional drugs play significant roles in several other stories, such as Can-D (which tranfers transfers your mind into a Barbie-like doll named Perky Pat) and Chew-Z (an afterlife-simulating hallucinogen [[spoiler:that allows the title character to control your perception]]) from ''The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch''.
13th May '17 12:55:03 AM Roland_Dhalgren
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** Somewhat [[AvertedTroped Averted]] with ''Androids'', which in sci-fi literature circles is one of the most famous examples of the genre out there. Good luck finding someone who's read all the shot stories that got adapted, though.
* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Some of his works can hard to figure out the real meaning of, with ''Androids'' being the most notable example.

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** Somewhat [[AvertedTroped Averted]] with ''Androids'', which in sci-fi literature circles is one of the most famous examples of the genre out there. Good luck finding someone who's read all the shot short stories that got adapted, though.
* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Some of his works can be hard to figure out the real meaning of, with ''Androids'' being the most notable example.



* ValuesResonance: Many of Dick's stories discuss issues which are still relevant today, at a time when science fiction was considered [[SciFiGhetto childish]], and quite of a few of his messages from 40 years ago 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 considered [[SciFiGhetto childish]], and quite of a few of his messages from 40 40+ years ago still ring true in the modern age.
5th Aug '16 1:36:35 PM Roland_Dhalgren
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** Somewhat [[AvertedTroped Averted]] with ''Androids'', which in sci-fi literature circles is one of the most famous examples of the genre out there. Good luck finding someone who's read all the shot stories that got adapted, though.
* AlternateAesopInterpretation: Some of his works can hard to figure out the real meaning of, with ''Androids'' being the most notable example.
31st Jul '16 5:06:29 PM 04tele
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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: He was known for finishing many of his novels in less than a week, a feat he usually achieved by taking amphetamines and writing non-stop. ''Literature/AScannerDarkly'', however, which is ''about'' drug addicts, was written after he became sober, and as a result it's a good deal less rushed and more moving than some of his other works.

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* WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs: He was known for finishing many of his novels in less than a week, maybe three weeks, a feat he usually achieved by taking amphetamines and writing non-stop. ''Literature/AScannerDarkly'', however, which is ''about'' drug addicts, was written after he became sober, and as a result it's a good deal less rushed and more moving than some of his other works.
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