Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day by Philip K. Dick

This, to me, is the ultimately heroic trait of ordinary people; they say no to the tyrant and they calmly take the consequences of this resistance.

Philip K. Dick (G.co., n.d.)

Also, check out this article on his many literary science fiction contributions via The Philip K Dick book I love most… | Books | The Guardian

Did you know that Bladerunner (1982), Man in the High Castle (2015) and The Adjustment Bureau (2011) are all Philip K Dick stories adapted to the screen? The latest book of his that I read was Ubik. A story that truly pokes at your cerebral hemispheres and challenges you to make sense of the reality in the story. I spent days after finishing the book thinking about it; trying to figure out the implications of the ending. Perhaps that is why it has yet to be adapted for the screen?! Inception (2010) is nowhere near as reality-challenging, as Ubik will be once it makes it to the screen. Join the conversation in the comments section below.

Which are your favorite Philip K. Dick adaptations? Take the Poll below 🙂

Title Based a Philip K. Dick… Film TV Series Director
Blade Runner novel 🎥 1982 Ridley Scott
Total Recall short story 🎥 1990 Paul Verhoeven
Confessions d’un Barjo novel 🎥 1992 Jérôme Boivin
Screamers short story 🎥 1995 Christian Duguay
Minority Report short story 🎥 2002 Steven Spielberg
Impostor short story 🎥 2002 Gary Fleder
Paycheck short story 🎥 2003 John Woo
A Scanner Darkly novel 🎥 2006 Richard Linklater
Next short story 🎥 2007 Lee Tamahori
Radio Free Albemuth novel 🎥 2008 John Alan Simon
Screamers: The Hunting ? 🎥 2009 Sheldon Wilson
The Adjustment Bureau short story 🎥 2011 George Nolfi
Total Recall n/a 🎥 2012 Len Wiseman
The Crystal Crypt short story 🎥 2013 Shahab Zargari
The Man in the High Castle novel 📺 2015 David Semel
Blade Runner 2049 n/a 🎥 2017 Denis Villeneuve

(Source: Wikipedia, 2017)


Reference

G.co. (n.d.). Philip K. Dick – Google Search. [online] Available at: https://g.co/kgs/veHzAk [Accessed 27 Aug. 2017].

En.wikipedia.org. (2017). List of adaptations of works by Philip K. Dick. [online] Available at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_adaptations_of_works_by_Philip_K._Dick [Accessed 11 Aug. 2017].

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