Time Out of Joint Book Summary and Study Guide

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This is an older PKD work written in '59 but well worth a read today. It sets up the the theme of Man vs. Reality which became prevelant throughout all his subsequent writings. Interesting to note is how closely the film the Truman Show borrows the concepts from this novel.
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"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, it doesn't go away" Phillip K. Dick.

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 40%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 30%Descript. of society, phenomena (tech), places 30% FANTASY or SCIENCE FICTION?    -   science fiction story Robots, Computers, VR    -   Yes Robot, PC, VR Plotlets:    -   virtual reality

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   unemployed If magical mental powers:    -   can see into the future


Earth setting:    -   20th century    -   19th century    -   general past    -   distant future Takes place on Earth?    -   Yes

Writing Style

scientific jargon? (SF only)    -   a moderate amount of scientific explanation How much dialogue?    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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