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DJ Dick

As someone who spends a lot of time writing I can often be found at my desk at home or at the library or in a corner of a coffeehouse typing away with my headphones on. Here’s a little secret: I’m almost never listening to anything. If I’m reviewing a film or working on my [...]

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Dick’s Debut

65 years ago, in 1952, Philip K. Dick published his very first short story, “Roog,” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. In the year 2017 we’re only a few weeks from the premiere of the Blade Runner sequel, and our actual world seems more and more Phildickian every single day. Read more about [...]

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A Scanner Darkly at 40

Had a pretty busy weekend including hitting Red Arrow on Saturday night for Daniel Holland’s new exhibition. It’s a great show of paintings including collage elements and even shaped canvases that give the display more of a sculptural sensibility than Holland’s previous work. If you’re in Nashville you don’t want to miss it. That said, [...]

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A Candle In the Rain

On Friday we observed the birthday of Roy Batty. What I’m trying to say is that we observed the “inception date” of Roy Batty — the poet laureate of the replicants in the film, Blade Runner.

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I Ching According to Philip K. Dick

When we’re talking about the occult in China, we’re probably looking into the future. Today, with the economic and cultural uncertainty in the world’s oldest country, it seems China’s leaders are looking to magic to guide the way. Here’s the word from Reuters… Sometime in the last year, a group of mid-ranked government officials gathered [...]

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Total Recall, Recalled

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The Predictions of Philip K. Dick

Here’s another post that deals in the dubious doings of failed prophecy… In 1981, Philip K. Dick seemed to cast himself as one of the Precogs from Minority Report when he offered a list of his own prognostications to be published in the collection Book of Predictions. Here’s what PKD saw when he stared into [...]

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Happy Birthday, PKD!

Readers of this blog know that I love Philip K. Dick. Dick is one of my all time favorite authors — he was a poster-boy for tortured artists, an active participant in the counterculture of his day, an incredibly prolific author, and a mystic visionary whose life was full of strange happenings that blurred the [...]

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R.I.P., P.K.D.

This week, I’m remembering Philip K. Dick who died after a series of strokes on March 2, 1982. I first read A Scanner Darkly in the early 1990′s. The book was written in 1977, but it takes place in the early 1990′s and I was dumbfounded at how Dick had predicted slacker culture nearly two [...]

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