Philip K. Dick Message Board
Sarah Pottle posts a message on 3/23/2005 4:27:19 AM
I wonder if you could kindly advise me where I might be able to track down any images of Phil's early drawings as mentioned by Sutin's Biography Divine Invasions (1984:34), particularly his design for the cover for the Oxford School year book, June 1940. I am sorry to trouble you but I am in the last stages of putting together my MA dissertation on Phil and this would be a great help.
Scott D McLemorre posts a meandering thought on 3/6/2005 1:57:41 PM
+In many of PKD'S stories,robots are involved, often robots programed to believe they are human. It is important to pay attention to the things they say. Perhaps Phil is implying that the so calles "robots" are more thoughtful and worthy a race than human beings, who are the real automatons.
derr posts a gentle reminder on 3/6/2005 4:23:11 AM
its just a book-- read it... whatever you come away with afterwards is your answers to your questions... not all info is on the keyboard of a computer .
Sarah posts on 3/2/2005 8:29:21 PM
Can anyone help me answer some questions about this book??? Why is it so important to separate androids from humans, artificial pets from real pets, etc? What realization is Rick coming to throughout the novel? Thanks so much for any input!!!
Grandma Ellen posts a bold assertion on 3/2/2005 5:23:41 PM
Thanks.One problem is online purchase.
Okay, I can check them at B & N.
derr posts on 3/2/2005 2:07:10 AM
when i was in school long ago there was no way to really learn of great sci-fi authors unless you went to the library for love of reading and found the right book by sheer chance and liked the author's material. today students have teachers that put people like pkd (phillip k dick) in there class teaching materials... so young people can get a chance to read pkd at a young age... that can have a negative side if there is to much focus on chaos or randomness in the literature by the teacher. by chaos or randomness i speak no less than of the structure of the reality pkd sought to understand and explore as if it was a marine specimen and he was the biologist. since he spent his whole
life seeking the truths of what god placed in the layers of reality i would have to say 2 things occurred... one he discovered the truths and never revealed it all for good reason. or, two, he was perplexed by what he was learning and strived to let us all in on the secret.all in all, it is the very innocense and inexperience of youth that can shield them from becoming aware of the negative messages inherent in some pkd writings but i would urge teachers to be careful how deeply such a writer is covered in school.... if at all. pkd is not to be taken lightly.
derr posts a message on 3/2/2005 1:53:39 AM
i dont know. most books give a former title in any re-issues...just enjoy
Grandma Ellen posts on 3/2/2005 1:24:07 AM
I've been collecting Philip Dick's books for years, before they went out of print. How can I know if the current re-issues were originally published under another title?
I don't want to duplicate ones I already own. Thanks a bunch.
KuteKell posts on 2/20/2005 3:00:58 PM
can someone PLEASE PLEASE help me!! I have a test tomorrow over chapters 16-22!! I have been so busy with softball and student teaching that I havent gotten a chance to read them. can someone please tell me what happends in those chapter. Like all the characters and what they do/did!! PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!!!! Thanks
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