Philip K. Dick and the World We Live in

Philip K. Dick and the World We Live in

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We live in a world that looks increasingly familiar to the worlds described by Philip K. Dick a half century ago. In this book, Lampe explores the multiple ways in which the global capitalist society-liquid and uncertain-was foreshadowed in Dick's novels and stories. Analyzing most of Dick's works, including the often underappreciated stories and early novels, Lampe establishes the outline of a general interpretation of Philip K. Dick for our age. This book also goes beyond Dick's mystical, philosophical, and metaphysical questions and documents his economic, political, and social vision. With chapters on the rise of the surveillance state, technological unemployment, global governance, family, mental illness, new religious movements, consumerism, and urban geography this book presents new ways to read the most important American science fiction writer of the twentieth century.show more

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  • Paperback | 398 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 22.86mm | 671.31g
  • Createspace
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508741492
  • 9781508741497
  • 2,428,767

About Evan Lampe

Evan Lampe grew up in central Wisconsin, but has spent most of his adult life in various urban centers. He has been a fan of Philip K. Dick almost as long as he has been adrift. He is a historian by training and has taught at Endicott College and St. Thomas University. Currently he teaches history and literature at National Chi Nan University in Taiwan. He is the author of WORK, CLASS, AND POWER IN THE BORDERLANDS OF THE EARLY AMERICAN PACIFIC and his current research projects include a reading of H. P. Lovecraft through the lens of Atlantic history and the politics of worker mobility in Pacific history. He lives in New Taipei City.show more

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