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PHILIP K. DICK (1928 -1982) explored personal, religious, sociological, political and philosophical themes in his Science Fiction and Fantasy short stories. This post is a complete listing of every known Philip K. Dick short story published between 1952 and 1963. Many of them are in the public domain.
Posted by Trevor Smith on January 6, 2013 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 on this site. Namely Opti and I , by Opticuswrangler, and my article Plant/human symbiosis and the fall of humanity – A talk with Tony Wright , which places a biochemical basis for our disconnected and left-brained state of consciousness, psychedelics, and diet into an evolutionary context.
Words and pictures by Umberto Rossi: Let me tell you all that my notions about the geography of the Bay Area were awfully foggy. I didn't even know that SFSU and Berkeley were two quite different places. However, while I was waiting for rescue (a bold team made up by Ted Hand and Dave Gill) I took a picture of this street sign because it sounded distinctly Dickian.
March 2013 Added a copy of the letter Sara Campbell sent to CINEFANTASTIQUE magazine, Volume 9, Number 1 -- 1979, to the CITYSPEAK Revisited website, HERE . Created a Facebook page for KippleZone! -> https://www.facebook.com/KippleZone Created a video to accompany a poem read by Rutger Hauer for the Facebook page. Video HERE .
Philip K Dick in 21st Century The Largest Gathering of PKD Scholars and Fans Ever Assembled in North America, A Multi-disciplinary Celebration of the Legendary California Writer Philip K Dick is arguably one of the most important writers of the 21st century. Dick’s uncanny prescience not only foretold of our current surveillance technology and color-coded terror, but additionally captured the narcissism and psychological withdrawal that defines the early part of this new century. Considered at the time of his death to be little more than a genre writer, Dick’s burgeoning literary reputation was kindled by a handful of fans and scholars. With his recent canonization in the prestigious Library of America and the 2011 publication of Dick’s esoteric religious notes, The Exegesis, now is the time to examine Dick’s influence and how he became such an important literary figure.
Just starting to see my schedule clear up now that summer school is over. Time to finish the band's second album, review Umberto's book, write some fiction, and score a film. Wait, what was I saying about having a clear schedule? Regardless, here are two pieces of Dick-head video, grist for the mill. The first is the long-lost and much storied French TV special with PKD spinning in the teacups with Norman Spinrad and others.
In Part I of our series , we began discussing a Philip K. Dick approach to modern spirituality, concluding at the very least a thematic relevance. In Part II , we looked at a few of the core ideas behind PKD’s own spiritual investigations and examined the Tractates Cryptica Scriptura, an insightful primary text that could work as a starting point for some of these core ideas. In this installation, we’ll consider some possible methodologies, whereby modern practitioners might participate in a Dickian spiritual life. Right off the bat, based on what we know about Dick and his approaches to philosophy and spirituality, we can conclude that there are no easy answers to the question of just what a practice of Phildickian philosophy (which I’m going to refer to as “Valism”, after VALIS) would look like. As far as we know, PKD had no interest in starting a religion, or a religious movement.
The Philip K. Dick / Punk Rock Connection Philip K. Dick, Germs-manager Nicole Panter, author KW Jeter, and artist Gary Panter, at Philip K. Dick’s Santa Ana condo.
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` If you bought the first edition of my memoir Tessa B. Dick: My Life on the Edge of Reality , then you need to see the Epilogue that I added to the second edition. Here it is: “You will remember.” Phil insisted. “And you will write about it.”
By Mr. VI Do you know who you are, and can you honestly say your awareness encompasses the whole of the biomechanical system which is you-as an organism? May you be aware of the functioning of each organ; the pulsing of the heart, the filtering of the liver and kidneys, or the electrical crackle in your own brain?
I’ve been struggling to find the right way to start writing about Philip K. Dick. I think this is a good point of departure; it sums up my feelings on what makes him important. My thoughts can come later. I’m going to riff on a comment I left on David Gill’s inestimable TotalDickHead blog, which is where you should go if you want to read insightful stuff about the man and his work. Gill talks a lot about what he calls the Philip K.
If my grandchildren ever ask me where I was when I realised the internet was over – they won't, of course, because they'll be too busy playing with the teleportation console – I'll be able to be quite specific: I was in a Mexican restaurant opposite a cemetery in Austin, Texas, halfway through eating a taco. It was the end of day two of South by Southwest Interactive, the world's highest-profile gathering of geeks and the venture capitalists who love them, and I'd been pursuing a policy of asking those I met, perhaps a little too aggressively, what it was exactly that they did. What is "user experience", really?
Galactic Pot-Boiler One of the first serious, popular looks at Philip K. Dick's work was this Rolling Stone profile from 1973. It was even featured on the cover, right under the cover article on Rod Stewart. Besides the reporting, the article featured this beautiful splash page. The scattered pills, the yin-yang necklace, the nightmarish file cabinet and that it's-not-there-it's-not-there-it's-not-there glance on PKD really make it for me.
Piece of original illustration art by Amy Crehore (painted in oils on flat canvas, image is 7 3/4" x 5 3/4") As you may know, I illustrated for many of America's top magazines starting in 1991 with Esquire and Playboy (my first big jobs). I'll never forget what a thrill it was to have my mug appear twice that year on the "Playbill" page. The magazines I have worked for over the years include: The Atlantic Monthly, Business Week, ESPN Magazine, Esquire, Forbes, GQ, Islands, The Los Angeles Times, MS., The New York Times, Outside, Playboy, Prevention, Redbook, Rolling Stone, Texas Monthly, Utne Reader and many more. I also did book covers for publishers such as Simon and Schuster and Houghton Mifflin.