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 πŸ™‚

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

(Source: Wikipedia, 2017)


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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