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Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern

Christopher Palmer

Abstract

Once the sole possession of fans and buffs, the science-fiction 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. This book examines a wide range of Dick's work, including his short stories and posthumously published realist novels. It analyses the puzzling and dazzling effects of Dick's fiction, and argues that at its heart is a clash between exhi ... More

Keywords: Philip K Dick, Blade Runner, Minority Report, shifting realities, unstable relations, uncertain moralities, short stories, realist novels, science fiction, ethical certainties

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780853236184
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5949/liverpool/9780853236184.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christopher Palmer, author