History YMMV / PhilipKDick

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.
31st Jul '16 5:05:44 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.

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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.sober, and as a result it's a good deal less rushed and more moving than some of his other works.
31st Jul '16 5:01:25 PM 04tele
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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]] so hard it became ridiculous.

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* {{Narm}}: For all Dick's strengths as a storyteller, his actual prose rarely rose above tended to be workmanlike rather than brilliant (as he was pumping out sixty pages a day while flying high on amphetamines just to scrape a meager living together), and there are times when you can see him relying on occasion [[http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2010/jun/04/philip-k-dick-needed-co-author it plummeted straight down into the realm same turns of god-awful]] so hard it became ridiculous.phrase over and over again.
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.
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