History YMMV / PhilipKDick

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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* HilariousInHindsight - HilariousInHindsight: ** 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''.
6th Dec '14 12:50:22 PM SaramarCar
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* {{Anvilicious}}: usually averted except in the case of governmental exploitation and drug rehab centres, which tend to be a rather painful subject. Also he seems to have a few issues with abortions, as the short story concerning "Pre-persons" makes fairly clear.
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* {{Anvilicious}}: usually Usually averted except in the case of governmental exploitation and drug rehab centres, which tend to be a rather painful subject. Also he seems to have a few issues with abortions, as the short story concerning "Pre-persons" makes fairly clear.
16th Oct '14 6:48:11 PM R1ck1
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* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotSymbolic: He wrote ''entire books'' that resemble extended, fictional meditations on Judeo-Christian and Gnostic semiotics. ''The Divine Invasion'' comes to mind especially. ** ''The Divine Invasion'' [[ParanoiaFuel will have you desperately leafing through translations of the Torah just to make sure the End Of Days isn't coming next week.]] * 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. ** 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''.
21st Jun '14 11:28:12 AM MarkLungo
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* ValuesDissonance: Many of his intended messages, like ''DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'''s anti-A.I. sentiments or ''Pre-persons'' presentation of abortion, haven't been received very well and even outrightly inverted in adaptations.
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* ValuesDissonance: Many of his intended messages, like ''DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'''s ''Literature/DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'''s anti-A.I. sentiments or ''Pre-persons'' presentation of abortion, haven't been received very well and even outrightly inverted in adaptations.
21st Jun '14 11:27:47 AM MarkLungo
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* ValuesDissonance: Many of his intended messages, like ''DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'''s anti-A.I. sentiments or ''Pre-persons'' presentation of abortion, haven't been received very well and even outrightly inverted in adaptations.
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* ValuesDissonance: Many of his intended messages, like ''DoAndroidsDreamOfElectricSheep'''s anti-A.I. sentiments or ''Pre-persons'' presentation of abortion, haven't been received very well and even outrightly inverted in adaptations.adaptations. ----
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