We Can Remember It For You Wholesale and Other Stories: Philip K. Dick on Capitalism, Colonialism, and the Environment

  Few authors have seen so many of their works translated to film as Philip K. Dick: Minority Report, Blade Runner, Total Recall, The Adjustment Bureau, A Scanner Darkly, and Screamers, just to name a few.  Sadly, Dick passed away before he could see any of his films in theatres, and though his life was plagued […]

The Minority Report and Other Stories, by Philip K. Dick: Science Fiction As Social Commentary

  Few authors have displayed the kind of imagination that Philip K. Dick demonstrated throughout his career.  Through novels like The Man In The High Castle, Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep, A Scanner Darkly, and Radio Free Albemuth, Dick created visions of worlds that could be with an ingenuity that remains unsurpassed and matched […]

Victory Gin and Miltonic: ‘Areopagitica’ and 20th Century Dystopian Literature

    ‘With the first link, the chain is forged. The first speech censured…the first thought forbidden…the first freedom denied–chains us all irrevocably.’ Those words were uttered by Judge Aaron Satie, as wisdom… and warning. The first time any man’s freedom is trodden on, we’re all damaged.                               -Captain Picard     In the centuries […]

1000 Books In 10 Years; Vol. 176: The Man In The High Castle, by Philip K. Dick

While Philip K. Dick may best be remembered for his novel Do Android Dream Of Electric Sheep (the book which the film Blade Runner was based on), it is perhaps the Hugo Award-winning novel The Man In The High Castle that is his best work, and it is certainly the one that earned him his […]