A Life of Philip K. Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future

Overview


Philip K. Dick was a hugely influential writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences of all kinds. He was a prolific author and many of his books were turned into popular films such as Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, and Minority Report. This book has been written with the cooperation of several close acquaintances and looks to examine his work as well as the socio-political-cultural environment in which he lived. It ...
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Overview


Philip K. Dick was a hugely influential writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences of all kinds. He was a prolific author and many of his books were turned into popular films such as Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, and Minority Report. This book has been written with the cooperation of several close acquaintances and looks to examine his work as well as the socio-political-cultural environment in which he lived. It will be of great interest to any fan of Philip K. Dick or science fiction in general, as well as anyone who grew up the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781782122425
  • Publisher: Arcturus Publishing Limited
  • Publication date: 10/13/2013
  • Pages: 262
  • Sales rank: 1,402,441
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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Anthony Peake is the author of  five highly acclaimed books including Is There Life After Death - The Extraordinary Science of What Happens When We Die, The Labyrinth of Time and The Out of Body Experience - The History and Science of Astral Travel. He now turns his attention to one of the most influential writers of the second half of the twentieth century, the enigmatic Philip K. Dick. In this book Peake attempts to place Dick's extraordinary experiences known as 2-3-74 in a broader picture. He will also present fascinating evidence that Dick may have been, as he termed the state in many of his novels and short stories, a "precog" - a person that can see the future.
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