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Is anyone a fan of author Phillip K. Dick?

Asked by Mantralantis (1502points) February 9th, 2012

If so, what is your favorite original story and/or film adaptation?

I’m still new to his fiction and whole philosophy. But I think the best film adaptation so far, that improved upon the original, is “The Adjustment Bureau”. Dick’s original story “The Adjustment Team” was good but it missed a certain sensationalism that the recent film had, in my opinion. Anyone agree or disagree?

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jaytkay's avatar

I just read The Man in the High Castle after seeing it mentioned in an article about alternative history fiction (in the book the Germany and Japan won WWII. Japan occupies the US west coast and the Nazis have the east coast.)

It was good, not great.

ddude1116's avatar

He seems like an interesting writer. A strange one, but an interesting one. I’ve never myself read any of his works, but I’m familiar with them through my dad, who is a huge science fiction buff, and I’ve seen A Scanner Darkly, with Keanu Reeves and Winona Ryder, and it was a great film, very aware of itself, and so it didn’t get lost within its plot, with an alluring visual appeal.

Rarebear's avatar

Blade Runner (the Directors cut—NOT the original) is by far my favorite screen adaptation of Dick. (Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?)

flutherother's avatar

I am a fan of Philip K Dick. He had a very disturbing imagination. The last book I read was Ubik which described ‘half life’ where the dead could linger on with limited ability to communicate. His books are full of unsettling ideas like that. The film adaptation I like most is ‘Blade Runner’.

marinelife's avatar

One of my favorites was “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”, the short story that was the source for Blade Runner. Dick’s other well-known film adaptation was Total Recall.

His was an interesting, if troubled, mind.

filmfann's avatar

I like Dick!

I like Science Fiction Writer Phillip K. Dick! My favorite adaptation is the Original Blade Runner, though Total Recall is great. So is Minority Report.

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