A Study Guide for PhilipK Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

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ISBN: 9781410335715
Release Date: 2015-03-13
Number of pages: 15
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Download and read online A Study Guide for PhilipK Dick s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in PDF and EPUB A Study Guide for PhilipK. Dick's "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep

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ISBN: 0575094184
Release Date: 2010
Number of pages: 193
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Orion Books

Download and read online Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep in PDF and EPUB World War Terminus had left the Earth devastated. Through its ruins, bounty hunter Rick Deckard stalked, in search of the renegade replicants who were his prey. When he wasn't 'retiring' them with his laser weapon, he dreamed of owning a live animal -- the ultimate status symbol in a world all but bereft of animal life. Then Rick got his chance: the assignment to kill six Nexus-6 targets, for a huge reward. But in Deckard's world things were never that simple, and his assignment quickly turned into a nightmare kaleidoscope of subterfuge and deceit -- and the threat of death for the hunter rather than the hunted . . .


A Study Guide for Philip K Dick s Martian Time Slip

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ISBN: 9781410352224
Release Date: 2016-06-29
Number of pages: 28
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Download and read online A Study Guide for Philip K Dick s Martian Time Slip in PDF and EPUB A Study Guide for Philip K. Dick's "Martian Time-Slip," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


The Crying of Lot 49

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ISBN: 9781101594605
Release Date: 2012-06-13
Number of pages: 167
Author: Thomas Pynchon
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Crying of Lot 49 in PDF and EPUB The highly original satire about Oedipa Maas, a woman who finds herself enmeshed in a worldwide conspiracy, meets some extremely interesting characters and attains a not inconsiderable amount of self-knowledge.


VALIS

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ISBN: 9780547601342
Release Date: 2011-10-18
Number of pages: 240
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online VALIS in PDF and EPUB “Dick is one of the ten best American writers of the twentieth century, which is saying a lot. Dick was a kind of Kafka steeped in LSD and rage.”—Roberto Bolaño What is VALIS? This question is at the heart of Philip K. Dick’s ground-breaking novel, and the first book in his defining trilogy. When a beam of pink light begins giving a schizophrenic man named Horselover Fat (who just might also be known as Philip K. Dick) visions of an alternate Earth where the Roman Empire still reigns, he must decide whether he is crazy, or whether a godlike entity is showing him the true nature of the world. VALIS is essential reading for any true Philip K. Dick fan, a novel that Roberto Bolaño called “more disturbing than any novel by [Carson] McCullers.” By the end, like Dick himself, you will be left wondering what is real, what is fiction, and just what the price is for divine inspiration.



A Study Guide for William Gibson s Neuromancer

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ISBN: 9781410321268
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Number of pages: 15
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Download and read online A Study Guide for William Gibson s Neuromancer in PDF and EPUB A Study Guide for William Gibson's "Neuromancer," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


A Study Guide for Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

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ISBN: 9781410357373
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Number of pages: 35
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

Download and read online A Study Guide for Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature in PDF and EPUB A Study Guide for "Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.


Philip K Dick and Philosophy

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ISBN: 9780812697346
Release Date: 2011
Number of pages: 355
Author: D. E. Wittkower
Publisher: Open Court Publishing

Download and read online Philip K Dick and Philosophy in PDF and EPUB Probes the visionary genius who created Bladerunner, Minority Report, and The Adjustment Bureau. These books entertain as well as teach philosophical wisdom by looking closely at entertainment icons. In each volume of this best-selling series, a team of sharp philosophical brains puts one pop culture icon (movie, TV show, or other topic) under the microscope, exposing its hidden philosophical implications in an instantaly readable way.


Retrofitting Blade Runner

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ISBN: 0879725109
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 291
Author: Judith Kerman
Publisher: Popular Press

Download and read online Retrofitting Blade Runner in PDF and EPUB This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, especially the film's relationship to its source novel, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film's implications as a thought experiment provide a starting point for important thinking about the moral issues implicit in a hypertechnological society. Yet its importance in the history of science fiction and science fiction film rests equally on it mythically and psychologically resonant creation of compelling characters and an exciting story within a credible science fiction setting. These essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions. Contributors discuss the film's psychological and mythic patterns, important political issues and the roots of the film in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, detective fiction, and previous science fiction cinema.


The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

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ISBN: 9780547549279
Release Date: 2011-11-08
Number of pages: 1056
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Exegesis of Philip K Dick in PDF and EPUB "A great and calamitous sequence of arguments with the universe: poignant, terrifying, ludicrous, and brilliant. The Exegesis is the sort of book associated with legends and madmen, but Dick wasn’t a legend and he wasn’t mad. He lived among us, and was a genius."—Jonathan Lethem 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. The e-book includes a sample chapter from A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick.


Retrofitting Blade Runner

Filename: retrofitting-blade-runner.pdf
ISBN: 0879725109
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 291
Author: Judith Kerman
Publisher: Popular Press

Download and read online Retrofitting Blade Runner in PDF and EPUB This book of essays looks at the multitude of texts and influences which converge in Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner, especially the film's relationship to its source novel, Philip K. Dick's Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? The film's implications as a thought experiment provide a starting point for important thinking about the moral issues implicit in a hypertechnological society. Yet its importance in the history of science fiction and science fiction film rests equally on it mythically and psychologically resonant creation of compelling characters and an exciting story within a credible science fiction setting. These essays consider political, moral and technological issues raised by the film, as well as literary, filmic, technical and aesthetic questions. Contributors discuss the film's psychological and mythic patterns, important political issues and the roots of the film in Paradise Lost, Frankenstein, detective fiction, and previous science fiction cinema.


Blade Runner

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ISBN: 9781844577132
Release Date: 2012-07-31
Number of pages: 112
Author: Scott Bukatman
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

Download and read online Blade Runner in PDF and EPUB Ridley Scott's dystopian classic Blade Runner, an adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, combines noir with science fiction to create a groundbreaking cyberpunk vision of urban life in the twenty-first century. With replicants on the run, the rain-drenched Los Angeles which Blade Runner imagines is a city of oppression and enclosure, but a city in which transgression and disorder can always erupt. Graced by stunning sets, lighting, effects, costumes and photography, Blade Runner succeeds brilliantly in depicting a world at once uncannily familiar and startlingly new. In his innovative and nuanced reading, Scott Bukatman details the making of Blade Runner and its steadily improving fortunes following its release in 1982. He situates the film in terms of debates about postmodernism, which have informed much of the criticism devoted to it, but argues that its tensions derive also from the quintessentially twentieth-century, modernist experience of the city – as a space both imprisoning and liberating. In his foreword to this special edition, published to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the BFI Film Classics series, Bukatman suggests that Blade Runner 's visual complexity allows it to translate successfully to the world of high definition and on-demand home cinema. He looks back to the sciencefiction tradition of the early 1980s, and on to the key changes in the 'final' version of the film in 2007, which risk diminishing the sense of instability created in the original.


The Man in the High Castle

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ISBN: 9780547601205
Release Date: 2012-01-24
Number of pages: 272
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Man in the High Castle in PDF and EPUB “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


Confessions of a Crap Artist

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ISBN: 9780547724751
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Number of pages: 256
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online Confessions of a Crap Artist in PDF and EPUB "A funny, horribly accurate portrait of a life in California in the Fifties."—Rolling Stone Jack Isidore doesn't see the world like most people. According to his brother-in-law Charlie, he’s a crap artist, obsessed with his own bizarre theories and ideas, which he fanatically records in his many notebooks. He is so grossly unequipped for real life that his sister and brother-in-law feel compelled to rescue him from it. But while Fay and Charlie Hume put on a happy face for the world, they prove to be just as sealed off from reality, in thrall to obsessions that are slightly more acceptable than Jack's but a great deal uglier. Their constant fighting and betrayals threaten their own marriage and the relationships of everyone around them. When they bring Jack into their home, he finds himself in the middle of a maelstrom of suburban angst from which he might not be able to escape. Confessions of a Crap Artist is one of Philip K. Dick's most accomplished novels, and the only non–science fiction novel published in his lifetime.