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. Time Out of Joint: The World(s) of Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle

Robert M. Philmus

in Visions And Re-Visions: (Re)constructing Science Fiction

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853238997
eISBN:
9781781380864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853238997.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes Philip K. Dick's The Man in the High Castle (1962). It argues that High Castle's science-fictional construction all but inevitably depends on what it has to say about history. ... More


Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Christopher Palmer

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853236184
eISBN:
9781781380659
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Once the sole possession of fans and buffs, the science-fiction author Philip K Dick is now finding a much wider audience, as the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report shows. The kind ... More


I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Laurence A. Rickels

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

For years, the author of this book often found himself compared to novelist Philip K. Dick—though in fact he had never read any of the science fiction writer’s work. When he finally read his first ... More


Electric Ladyland: Blade Runner

Vincent LoBrutto

in Ridley Scott: A Biography

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780813177083
eISBN:
9780813177090
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813177083.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In February 1980, Ridley Scott signed on to direct a film based on Philip K. Dick’s novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? During development of the project the film became Blade Runner, a highly ... More


Introjection

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyzes the ouvre of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick and explores his meditations on psychic reality and psychosis, Christian mysticism, Eastern religion, and modern spiritualism. ... More


Alien Invaders: Vietnam and the Counterculture

in Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318344
eISBN:
9781846317798
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317798.008
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The Vietnam War has been a central theme in American science fiction, which, according to H. Bruce Franklin, shaped and was reshaped by the conflict. Filmmakers were initially reluctant to portray ... More


Resistance is Futile: Silencing and Cultural Appropriation

in Science Fiction and Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310249
eISBN:
9781846314018
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314018.003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the works of John Wyndham and Philip K. Dick, The Midwich Cuckoos and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, respectively. These narratives talk about the continuing ... More


Tail Again: Presence of Junk

Thierry Bardini

in Junkware

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667505
eISBN:
9781452946580
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter summarizes the meaning of the word “junk”, which is both described as an unknown part of DNA or the binding principle that holds the world together. Junk is the cement of cultural ... More


Creative Chaos

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While new writers always enter the realms of science fiction, there are certain periods when creativity is more fertile than at other times. Such creativity was evident in 1927–1929, 1937–1940, and ... More


Alternate Histories of World War II; or, How the Race Concept Organizes the World

Mark C. Jerng

in Racial Worldmaking: The Power of Popular Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780823277759
eISBN:
9780823280544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823277759.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This chapter analyzes Korematsu v. U.S. for the development of the legal doctrine of “strict scrutiny” and how it shapes racial perception. It then surveys alternate histories of World War II, ... More


Schreber Guardian

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s 1959 novel Time out of Joint, which turns on the defensive functioning of a psychotic delusional system in its encapsulated ... More


Imitating the Dead

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter analyzes science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novels Dr. Bloodmoney, Voices from the Street, and Mary and the Giant. In Dr. Bloodmoney, Dick projects mass death resulting from ... More


Endopsychic Allegories

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of five novels by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick: Radio Free Albemuth, Valis, The Divine Invasion, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer, and Confessions of a Crap ... More


Junkware

Thierry Bardini

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816667505
eISBN:
9781452946580
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816667505.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Are we made of junk? This book believes we are. Examining an array of cybernetic structures from genetic codes to communication networks, it explores the idea that most of culture and nature, ... More


A Couple of Years

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0026
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter looks at science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novels Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and The Zap Gun. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? tells a tall totemic tale of a prized ... More


Android Empathy

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0027
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores how the distinction between humans and androids, between empathy and psychopathy, traverses every human psyche. In the movie Blade Runner, Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford) busts an ... More


Go with the Flow

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0030
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novel Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, in which the protagonist Jason Taverner endures a loss of reciprocity that would resemble the ... More


Veil of Tears

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter offers a reading of four novels by science fiction writer Philip K. Dick: The Cosmic Puppets, Eye in the Sky, The Man Who Japed, and The Man in the High Castle. The Cosmic Puppets stands ... More


Can’t Live, Can’t Live

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novels The Game Players of Titan, Clans of the Alphane Moon, and Now Wait for Last Year. In The Game Players of Titan, The Game, which ... More


Caduceus

Laurence A. Rickels

in I Think I Am: Philip K. Dick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816666652
eISBN:
9781452946566
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816666652.003.0032
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter is about science fiction writer Philip K. Dick’s novel Dr. Futurity, which entitles the medical profession to raise the healing snake emblem above all other totems in an alternate future ... More


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