This satirical adventure from Philip K. Dick deals with issues of power, class, and politics, set in a world ruled by big-brained elites. In Our Friends from Frolix 8, the world is run by an elite few. And what determines whether one is part of the elite isn’t wealth or privilege, but brains. As children, every citizen of Earth is tested; some are found to be super-smart New Men and some are Unusuals, with various psychic powers. The vast majority are Undermen, performing menial jobs in an overpopulated world. Nick Appleton is an Underman, content to go with the flow and eke out an existence as a tire regroover. But after his son is classified as an Underman, Appleton begins to question the hierarchy. Strengthening his resolve, and energizing the resistance movement, is news that the great resistance leader Thors Provoni is returning from a trip to the furthest reaches of space. And he’s brought help: a giant, indestructible alien.
Since its release in 1982, Ridley Scott's Blade Runner, based on Philip K. Dick's novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?, has remained a cult classic through its depiction of a futuristic Los Angeles; its complex, enigmatic plot; and its underlying questions about the nature of human identity. The Blade Runner Experience: The Legacy of a Science Fiction Classic examines the film in a broad context, examining its relationship to the original novel, the PC game, the series of sequels, and the many films influenced by its style and themes. It investigates Blade Runner online fandom and asks how the film's future city compares to the present-day Los Angeles, and it revisits the film to pose surprising new questions about its characters and their world.
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Pubpsher: Aldershot, Hants, England : Scolar Press
This edition offers short, evaluative descriptions of around 3500 novels, brief statements and reviews by critics and a guide to sequels, related titles and film versions. New to this edition is expanded coverage of books of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries. Also new is the category novelizations and spin-off fiction, a section which reflects the tremendous growth in these publications since the 1980s. All science fiction movie novelizations are covered, as well as a selection of radio and television science fiction novelizations.
"Philip K. Dick: In His Own Words is the late science fiction master talking about: all of his books, including VALIA, Ubik, The Man in the High Castle, to name but a few. His views on science fiction and the authors he knew. The creative process of writing his last novel, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. His thoughts on the film Blade Runner made from his novel, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Phillip K. Dick: In His Own Words is book one of a three book series of Phillip K. Dicks's life and work by Gregg Rickman. Rickman conducted extensive interviews with Dick before his untimely death in 1982."--back cover.