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Losing The Head Of Philip K Dick

Author : David Dufty
ISBN : 9781780740799
Genre : Science
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Stranger than science fiction The incredible story of Philip K. Dick’s robotic resurrection – and the android’s utterly Dickian ‘escape’ “This compelling tale of androids, paranoid authors, and research into AI has… an ending that could have been written by Dick himself.” The Guardian “This story is touching, absorbing, and, ultimately, an exploration of what it means to be human.” The Spectator “An instant classic of weird science.” Alex Boese

Lost In Transit

Author : David F. Dufty
ISBN : 0522860621
Genre : Androids
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In late January 2006, a young roboticist lost an overnight bag on an America West Airlines flight somewhere between Dallas and Las Vegas. In it was a fully-functional android head. It has never been recovered. This is its remarkable story. The Philip K Dick - or PKD - Android was the result of a remarkable collaboration between computer scientists, programmers, psychologists, artists, builders and countless technicians. In a story that could have be lifted straight from one of Dick's novels, Dufty brings to light the incredible events surrounding the creation of an intelligent android replica of the iconic sci-fi writer: its inception, its creation and the remarkable world of artificial intelligence that set the scene for this extraordinary enterprise.

The Exegesis Of Philip K Dick

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780575132450
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Based on thousands of pages of typed and handwritten notes, journal entries, letters, and story sketches, The Exegesis of Philip K. Dick is the magnificent and imaginative final work of an author who dedicated his life to questioning the nature of reality and perception, the malleability of space and time, and the relationship between the human and the divine. Edited and introduced by Pamela Jackson and Jonathan Lethem, this will be the definitive presentation of Dick's brilliant, and epic, final work. In The Exegesis, Dick documents his eight-year attempt to fathom what he called "2-3-74", a postmodern visionary experience of the entire universe "transformed into information". In entries that sometimes ran to hundreds of pages, Dick tried to write his way into the heart of a cosmic mystery that tested his powers of imagination and invention to the limit, adding to, revising, and discarding theory after theory, mixing in dreams and visionary experiences as they occurred, and pulling it all together in three late novels known as the VALIS trilogy. In this abridgment, Jackson and Lethem serve as guides, taking the reader through the Exegesis and establishing connections with moments in Dick's life and work.

How To Build An Android

Author : David F. Dufty
ISBN : 9780805095579
Genre : Technology & Engineering
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The stranger-than-fiction story of the ingenious creation and loss of an artificially intelligent android of science-fiction writer Philip K. Dick In late January 2006, a young robotocist on the way to Google headquarters lost an overnight bag on a flight somewhere between Dallas and Las Vegas. In it was a fully functional head of the android replica of Philip K. Dick, cult science-fiction writer and counterculture guru. It has never been recovered. In a story that echoes some of the most paranoid fantasies of a Dick novel, readers get a fascinating inside look at the scientists and technology that made this amazing android possible. The author, who was a fellow researcher at the University of Memphis Institute of Intelligent Systems while the android was being built, introduces readers to the cutting-edge technology in robotics, artificial intelligence, and sculpture that came together in this remarkable machine and captured the imagination of scientists, artists, and science-fiction fans alike. And there are great stories about Dick himself—his inspired yet deeply pessimistic worldview, his bizarre lifestyle, and his enduring creative legacy. In the tradition of popular science classics like Packing for Mars and The Disappearing Spoon, How to Build an Android is entertaining and informative—popular science at its best.

Valis

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547572413
Genre : Fiction
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The first book in Philip K. Dick's final trilogy (followed by The Divine Invasion andThe Transmigration of Timothy Archer), VALIS encapsulates many of the themes that Dick was obsessed with over the course of his career. A disorienting and bleakly funny novel,VALIS (which stands for Vast Active Living Intelligence System) is about a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip Dick); the hidden mysteries of Gnostic Christianity; and reality as revealed through a pink laser.VALIS is a theological detective story, in which God is both a missing person and the perpetrator of the ultimate crime. Taking place in the same universe as Dick's soon-to-be-published Exegesis,VALIS is a dense novel, but one that is absolutely essential to understanding the author's off-kilter worldview. Much like Dick himself, the reader is left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and what the price is for divine inspiration.

Philip K Dick The Last Testament

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : STANFORD:36105040296845
Genre : Authors, American
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An electric collection of interviews--including the first and the last--with one of the 20th century's most prolific, influential, and dazzlingly original writers of science fiction Long before Ridley Scott transformed Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? into Blade Runner, Philip K. Dick was banging away at his typewriter in relative obscurity, ostracized by the literary establishment. Today he is widely considered one of the most influential writers of the 20th century. These interviews reveal a man plagued by bouts of manic paranoia and failed suicide attempts; a career fuelled by alcohol, amphetamines, and mystical inspiration; and, above all, a magnificent and generous imagination at work.

On Philip K Dick

Author : Richard D. Mullen
ISBN : STANFORD:36105006042555
Genre : Fiction
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The Selected Letters Of Philip K Dick

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 1887424202
Genre : Fiction
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In this sixth entry in the series of Dick's letters, the great sci-fi author continues his metaphysical and religious quest initiated by the Valis visions of 1974. In these letters to friends, fans, agents, and other sci-fi writers, Dick speculates on the visionary and archetypal material that intruded into his novels in the latter part of his life, which marked a turning point in his literary career. These intensely personal letters express Dick's deepest thoughts on science fiction, human nature, philosophy, and more.

Philip K Dick

Author : David Sandner
ISBN : 9781476639192
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Philip K. Dick was a visionary writer of science fiction. His works speak to contemporary fears of being continually watched by technology, and the paranoia of modern life in which we watch ourselves and lose our sense of identity. Since his death in 1982, Dick's writing remain frighteningly relevant to 21st century audiences. Dick spent his life in near poverty and it was only after his death that he gained popular and critical recognition. In this new collection of essays, interviews, and talks, Philip K Dick is rediscovered. Concentrating both on recent critical studies and on reassessing his legacy in light of his new status as a "major American author," these essays explore, just what happened culturally and critically to precipitate his extraordinary rise in reputation. The essays look for his traces in the places he lived, in the SF community he came from, and in his influence on contemporary American literature and culture, and beyond.

The Man In The High Castle

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547601205
Genre : Fiction
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“The single most resonant and carefully imagined book of Dick’s career.” —New York Times It’s America in 1962. Slavery is legal once again. The few Jews who still survive hide under assumed names. In San Francisco, the I Ching is as common as the Yellow Pages. All because some twenty years earlier the United States lost a war—and is now occupied by Nazi Germany and Japan. This harrowing, Hugo Award–winning novel is the work that established Philip K. Dick as an innovator in science fiction while breaking the barrier between science fiction and the serious novel of ideas. In it Dick offers a haunting vision of history as a nightmare from which it may just be possible to wake. Winner of the Hugo Award

Eye In The Sky

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547572543
Genre : Fiction
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A wry look at how different people see the world, told in the caustically fun style of award-winning science fiction novelist Philip K. Dick.

The Man Who Japed

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547572536
Genre : Fiction
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A humorous, light-hearted story about one man's fight against a puritanical totalitarian government from the award-winning Philip K. Dick.

Family Darkly

Author : Anne Mini
ISBN : 078671638X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A winner of the 2004 Zola Award, a portrait of the iconic science-fiction writer best known for such works as The Minority Report and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep describes his struggles with agoraphobia, the imaginative context of his life that inspired some of his books, and his unusual bond with his stepdaughter. Reprint.

The Collected Stories Of Philip K Dick Second Variety

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : STANFORD:36105004101338
Genre : Science fiction, American
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Vintage Philip K Dick

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : UOM:39015064885638
Genre : Fiction
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A visionary collection of literary works by the legendary science fiction writer includes excerpts from such novels as Valis, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, The Man in the High Castle, Ubik, and Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, as well as the stories "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon" and "The Days of Perky Pat," and previously unpublished material. Original.

Flow My Tears The Policeman Said

Author : Linda Hartinian
ISBN : 0871290499
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>On October 11 the television star Jason Taverner is so famous that 30 million viewers eagerly watch his prime-time show. On October 12 Jason Taverner is not a has-been but a never-was -- a man who has lost not only his audience but all proof of his existence. And in the claustrophobic betrayal state of Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said, loss of proof is synonyms with loss of life. Taverner races to solve the riddle of his disappearance", immerses us in a horribly plausible Philip K. Dick United States in which everyone -- from a waiflike forger of identity cards to a surgically altered pleasure -- informs on everyone else, a world in which omniscient police have something to hide. His bleakly beautiful novel bores into the deepest bedrock self and plants a stick of dynamite at its center.

The Cosmic Puppets

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9780547572383
Genre : Fiction
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A fantastical, fast-paced science fiction novel of mystery and action from award-winning novelist Philip K. Dick.

Beyond Lies The Wub

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : STANFORD:36105016008414
Genre : Science fiction, American
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Discourse

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ISBN : WISC:89108840133
Genre : Communication
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Sooner Or Later Everything Falls Into The Sea

Author : Sarah Pinsker
ISBN : 9781800243958
Genre : Fiction
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Sooner or Later Everything Falls into the Sea is the Philip K. Dick Award-winning debut short story collection from Sarah Pinsker, author of the Nebula Award-winning A Song for a New Day. Pinsker has shot like a star across the firmament with stories multiply nominated for awards as well as Sturgeon and Nebula award wins. The baker's dozen stories gathered here (including a new, previously unpublished story) turn readers into travellers to the past and the future, and explorers of the weirder points of the present. The journey is the thing as Pinsker weaves music, memory, technology, history, mystery, love, loss, and even multiple selves on generation ships and cruise ships, on highways and high seas, in murder houses and treehouses. They feature runaways, fiddle-playing astronauts, and retired time travellers; they are weird, wired, hopeful, haunting, and deeply human. They are often described as beautiful but Pinsker also knows that the heart wants what the heart wants and that is not always right, or easy.

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