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Reality is a bubble: The sci-fi of Philip K Dick, the fictionalising philosopher
Philip Kindred Dick 16 December — 2 March was an American writer, whose published works mainly belong to the genre of science fiction. Dick explored philosophical, sociological and political themes in novels with plots dominated by monopolistic corporations, authoritarian governments , and altered states of consciousness. In his later works, Dick's thematic focus tended to reflect his personal interest in metaphysics and theology.
“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.”
I do co-own a large selection of them, though, and in — or some time thereabouts — I attended a seminar at the ICA, hosted by Brian Aldiss who else? One of his highs or lows of choice was horse tranquilliser. He married five times. He was a twin — his sister who he insisted was a lesbian died shortly after they were born. His life was illumined by a series of extraordinary spiritual visions. When you are writing about Dick, there is so much to include, such abundance — so much scandal, so much complexity, so much richness.
He produced 44 published novels and approximately short stories, most of which appeared in science fiction magazines during his lifetime. His work explored questions surrounding the nature of reality, perception , human nature , and identity. He began publishing science fiction stories in , at the age of