Philip K. Dick: Canonical Writer of the Digital Age
Kucukalic looks beyond the received criticism and stereotypes attached to Philip K. Dick and his work and shows, using a wealth of primary documents including previously unpublished letters and interviews, that Philip K. Dick is a serious and relevant philosophical and cultural thinker whose writing offer us important insights into contemporary digital culture. Evaluating five novels that span Dick's career--from Martian Time Slip (1964) to Valis (1981)--Kucukalic explores the the intersections of identity, narrative, and technology in order to ask two central, but uncharted "Dickian" questions: What is reality? and What is human?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - BillyRaymond - LibraryThing
Finally a book that deals with PKD's interest in psychology, philosophy, and religion. Kucukalic does a great job of analyzing PKD's interest in these topics, and showing how much they matter to the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - event-h - LibraryThing
Avoids sensationalism and unsupported claims about Dick, which it criticizes. Instead, careful, close analysis of major works and Dick's importance as a thinker. "At the center of Dick's creative ... Read full review