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Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 1991
Page : 278
Category : Drug abuse
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A drug dealer of the future periodically moves away from his spaced-out world to become an informer for narcotics agents until he becomes unable to separate his two personalities. Reissue. (A Warner Independent Pictures film, written & directed by Richard Linklater, releasing March 2006, starring Keanu Reeves, Winona Ryder, Robert Downey, Jr., Woody Harrelson, & Rory Cochrane) (Science Fiction)


Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Page : 217
Category : Detective and mystery stories
ISBN 13 : 9780575076815
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Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.


Author : Philip K. Dick
Richard Linklater
Publisher : Orion
Release : 2006
Page : 189
Category : Graphic novel
ISBN 13 : 9780575078925
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Using stunning imagery taken directly from the film this is a revolutionary graphic novel taken from a revolutionary film. Linklater's decision to film A SCANNER DARKLY as a live action movie and then to overlay animation over the images has created a hallucinatory, almost dreamlike quality to the action and imagery that is fantastically apt for Dick's novel of drug addiction and paranoia. A SCANNER DARKLY will be one of the most heavily promoted films of the summer and is already one of the season's most talked about, and eagerly anticipated, releases. With its all star cast, a story from one of the century's most influential pop culture figures and its ground-breaking method of production this is a cinema event. The graphic novel gives a unique take on the film's story.


Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher :
Release : 2021
Page : 296
Category : Drug abuse
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Set in suburban Orange County, California in a future where America has lost the war on drugs. When one reluctant undercover cop is ordered to start spying on his friends, he is launched on a paranoid journey into the absurd, where identities and loyalties are impossible to decode. Based on the experiences of the author, Philip K. Dick.


Author : Philip K. Dick
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Release : 2006
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Author : Richard Linklater
Publisher :
Release : 2006
Page : 100
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Author : Philip Kindred Dick
Publisher :
Release : 1986
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Author : George R. R. Martin
Philip K. Dick
Publisher : Del Rey
Release : 2006-07-25
Page : 560
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0345494296
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Explosive and provocative battles fought across the boundaries of time and space—and on the frontiers of the human mind. Science fiction’s finest have yielded this definitive collection featuring stories of warfare, victory, conquest, heroism, and overwhelming odds. These are scenarios few have ever dared to contemplate, and they include: “Superiority”: Arthur C. Clarke presents an intergalactic war in which one side’s own advanced weaponry may actually lead to its ultimate defeat. “Dragonrider”: A tale of Anne McCaffrey’s Dragonriders of Pern, in which magic tips the scales of survival. “Second Variety”: Philip K. Dick, author of the short story that became the movie Blade Runner, reaches new heights of terror with his post-apocalyptic vision of the future. “The Night of the Vampyres”: A chilling ultimatum of atomic proportions begins a countdown to disaster in George R. R. Martin’s gripping drama. “Hero”: Joe Haldeman’s short story that led to his classic of interstellar combat, The Forever War. “Ender’s Game”: The short story that gave birth to Orson Scott Card’s masterpiece of military science fiction. PLUS SEVEN MORE EPIC STORIES “Among Thieves” by Poul Anderson “Hangman” by David Drake “The Last Article” by Harry Turtledove “The Game of Rat and Dragon” by Cordwainer Smith “To the Storming Gulf” by Gregory Benford “Wolf Time” by Walter Jon Williams “The Scapegoat” by C. J. Cherryh Guaranteed to spark the imagination and thrill the soul, these thirteen science fiction gems cast a stark light on our dreams and our darkest fears—truly among the finest tales of the twentieth century.


Author : Richard Linklater
Publisher :
Release : 2004
Page :
Category : Drug abuse
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Author : Christopher Palmer
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Release : 2003
Page : 259
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 9780853236184
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Once solely the possession of fans and buffs, the SF author Philip K Dick is now finding a much wider audience, as the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report shows. The kind of world he predicted in his funny and frightening novels and stories is coming closer to most of us: shifting realities, unstable relations, uncertain moralities. Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern examines a wide range of Dick's work, including his short stories and posthumously published realist novels. Christopher Palmer analyzes the puzzling and dazzling effects of Dick's fiction, and argues that at its heart is a clash between exhilarating possibilities of transformation, and a frightening lack of ethical certainties. Dick's work is seen as the inscription of his own historical predicament, the clash between humanism and postmodernism being played out in the complex forms of the fiction. The problem is never resolved, but Dick's ways of imagining it become steadily more ingenious and challenging.


Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2007-12-18
Page : 208
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0307430049
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A master of science fiction, a voice of the changing counterculture, and a genuine visionary, Philip K. Dick wrote about reality, entropy, deception, and the plight of being alive in the modern world. Through his remarkable career Dick has established himself as a writer of the first order and his dreams of the future have proven to be eerily prophetic and even more prescient than when he wrote them. Vintage PKD features extracts from The Man in the High Castle, The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Ubik, A Scanner Darkly, VALIS, and stories including “The Days of Perky Pat,” “A Little Something for Us Tempunauts," and “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon,” along with essays and letters currently unavailable in book form. Vintage Readers are a perfect introduction to some of the great modern writers, presented in attractive, affordable paperback editions.


Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2017-11-14
Page : 225
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1328995097
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The stories that inspired the original dramatic series. Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams collects ten of the best. In “Autofac,” Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. “Exhibit Piece” and “The Commuter” feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists. And “The Hanging Stranger” provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when Dick wrote it at the height of the Cold War. Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.


Author : Carla Smith
Publisher :
Release : 2020-07-02
Page : 124
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The protagonist is Bob Arctor, member of a household of drug users, who is also living a double life as an undercover police agent assigned to spy on Arctor's household. Arctor shields his identity from those in the drug subculture and from the police. (The requirement that narcotics agents remain anonymous, to avoid collusion and other forms of corruption, becomes a critical plot point late in the book.) While posing as a drug user, Arctor becomes addicted to "Substance D" (also referred to as "Slow Death", "Death" or "D"), a powerful psychoactive drug.


Author : Paul Suntup
Publisher :
Release : 2017-07-07
Page : 45
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780998864907
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This finely crafted art portfolio includes twenty-two black & white illustrations and two color illustrations by David Palladini. The artwork originally appeared in the trade edition of The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. This edition includes an exclusive afterword by David Palladini which is letterpress printed. The numbered edition is limited to three hundred copies and measures 10" x 15.5". The text and illustrations are printed on ultra-premium archival paper and are housed in a clamshell box of European linen book cloth over archival boards. The edition includes a previously unpublished illustration as well as a reproduction of the only extant copy of the original title page illustration hand-colored by David Palladini. The portfolio is signed by artist David Palladini.


Author : Philip K. Dick
Pamela Jackson
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2011-11-07
Page : 944
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 0547549253
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Based on thousands of personal notes, letters and other written sources, a definitive presentation of the late science-fiction and metaphysical author's unpublished masterwork offers insight into his life-long exploration of the nature of reality and perception and the relationship between humanity and the divine.


Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012
Page : 249
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0547572255
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"Grappling with many of the themes Philip K. Dick is best known for--identity, altered reality, drug use, and dystopias--Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said is both a rollicking chase story and a meditation on reality. Jason Taverner--talk show host and man-about-town--wakes one day to find that no one knows who he is. In a society where lack of identification is a crime, Taverner must evade the secret police while trying to unravel the mystery of why no one remembers him"--


Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher : Melville House
Release : 2015-12-15
Page : 112
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 161219527X
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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.


Author : Paul Suntup
Publisher :
Release : 2017-07-07
Page : 45
Category :
ISBN 13 : 9780998864914
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This finely crafted art portfolio includes twenty-two black & white illustrations and two color illustrations by David Palladini. The artwork originally appeared in the trade edition of The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King. This edition includes an exclusive afterword by David Palladini which is letterpress printed. The lettered edition is limited to twenty-six copies and measures 12" x 18". The text and illustrations are printed on 100% cotton paper and are housed in a custom clamshell box covered in Japanese book cloth over wood boards. The edition includes a previously unpublished illustration as well as a reproduction of the only extant copy of the original title page illustration hand-colored by David Palladini. The lettered edition includes a signed limited photogravure print which has been hand-pulled on Somerset Velvet 100% cotton mould made paper with deckled edges from St. Cuthbert's Mill, England. The portfolio is signed by artist David Palladini.


Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012-06-26
Page : 22
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 054404889X
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The inspiration for the film Total Recall, starring Colin Farrell and Kate Beckinsale, and directed by Len Wiseman. This ebook-only edition of Philip K. Dick’s classic short story tells the story of Douglas Quail, an unfulfilled bureaucrat who dreams of visiting Mars, but can't afford the trip. Luckily, there is Rekal Incorporated, a company that lets everyday stiffs believe they’ve been on incredible adventures. The only problem is that when technicians attempt a memory implant of a spy mission to Mars, they find that real memories of just such a trip are already in Quail's brain. Suddenly, Quail is running for his life from government agents, but his memories might make him more of a liability than he is worth. Originally published as "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale."


Author : Philip K. Dick
Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Release : 2012
Page : 227
Category : FICTION
ISBN 13 : 0547572298
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A dead man sends haunting warnings back from the grave, and Joe Chip must solve these mysteries to determine his own real or surreal existence.