Philip K. Dick







In 1981, Philip K. Dick seemed to cast himself as one of the Precogs from Minority Report, when he offered a list of his own prognostications to be published in the collection…






What could possibly go wrong? Color blind profiling? An excuse to shoot first and cover up later? A dystopian nightmare waiting to happen? What are your thoughts disinfonauts? via aeon Predictive policing…


The cerebral Adi Tantimedh interviews John Simon’s concerning his movie adaption of Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth, at Bleeding Cool:

I first wrote about the movie version of Philip K. Dick’s Radio Free Albemuth last year when I came across its Kickstarter campaign to raise money to self-distribute in cinemas and saw it at a screening at Lincoln Center in New York. Since then, my estimation of the movie has risen in its resonance and relevance to the times. It’s opening in ten US cities this week and On Demand.

I spoke to writer-director John Alan Simon recently about the movie. I was curious about the decision to film the book over Dick’s long list of other novels.

“Ive had a close-to-lifelong interest in Philip K. Dick,” said Simon. “I read him in college and earmarked mentally two novels that I felt a real affinity to one day adapt and try to produce as feature films. One of them was Flow My Tears, The Policeman Said, the other was Radio Free Albemuth. At the time when we were initially talking to the agent for the estate, I didn’t really know the autobiographical aspect of Radio Free Albemuth. The novel had been published ten years after Philip K. Dick’s death, around 1985. It just wasn’t that well known yet about Dick’s actual visionary experiences with the entity that he called VALIS, or Vast Active Living Intelligent System, as he termed it in Radio Free Albemuth.”…






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It takes very little today to get many of us into froth over global injustice, the rape of the earth, the bombing of children, the mistreatment of captives; the list goes on…


For the growing number of Dickheads among us, Trevor Smith’s recent article “I Understand Philip K. Dick” was a great reminder of how Dick’s writing contained such valuable human insight that to label it as just “science fiction” really doesn’t do it justice. Inspired by Trevor’s piece and the Terence McKenna essay his essay linked to, I went a mini PKD binge and turned up an interesting article and video at The Verge published during the PKD Festival in San Francisco last October. It’s worth checking out just for Jonathan Lethem’s intro…

There are a lot of ways to characterize a legacy.

You could start with numbers: 44 published novels, at least 121 short stories, and a dozen movie adaptations, most of them major Hollywood affairs — and then the expanding circle of influence that includes 12 Monkeys, eXistenz, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. Over $1 billion in film revenue…


While reading bits of The Exegesis of Philip K Dick, I realized just how tapped in PKD’s mind was with the coincidental ether, and how this relates with other topics posted recently…


“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away” – How To Build A Universe That Doesn’t Fall Apart Two Days Later, Philip K. Dick Part 2, Essays…


Philip K. Dick’s innovative science fiction is best-known for its portrayal of characters trapped in Gnostic false realities which they may unravel by way of divine or god-like helpers, mystical experiences, and active paranoia. As…