Philip K Dick

30 Oct 2021 02:15 - 16 Dec 2022 12:22
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    • The mad prophet of science fiction. His novel Ubik and short story Faith of our Fathers really warped my mind as a kid, in ways that are hard to describe but definitely felt.
    • One of this consistent themes is the question of who or what is authentically human, and paralleling that, questioning the nature of reality itself.
    • Bladerunner, a film based on his book Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep revolves around the first of these questions. Deckard, the protagonist, is a professional bladerunner, a sort of bounty hunter whose job is to find and "retire" replicants, artificial robots who are superficially entirely human.