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A Scanner Darkly
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publsiher : Anonim
  • Release : 25 February 2021
  • ISBN : 9780575076815
  • Pages : 217 pages
  • Rating : 3.5/5 from 63 ratings
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Summary:
Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.


A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him,


A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Bob Arctor is a junkie and a drug-dealer, both using and selling the mind-altering Substance D. Fred is a law enforcement agent, tasked with bringing Bob down. It sounds like a standard case. The only problem is that Bob and Fred are the same person. In order to infiltrate the drug ring he hopes to bring down, Fred has had to use Substance D, but Substance D, or "Slow Death," causes the consciousness to split in two, creating distinct personalities



A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Del Rey
  • Release : 25 February 1977
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Bob Arctor is a dealer of the lethally addictive drug Substance D. Fred is the police agent assigned to tail and eventually bust him. To do so, Fred takes on the identity of a drug dealer named Bob Arctor. And since Substance D--which Arctor takes in massive doses--gradually splits the user's brain into two distinct, combative entities, Fred doesn't realize he is narcing on himself. Caustically funny, eerily accurate in its depiction of junkies, scam artists, and the walking brain-dead,


Philip K. Dick

Philip K. Dick
  • Author : Christopher Palmer
  • Publisher : Liverpool University Press
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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Once solely the possession of fans and buffs, the SF author Philip K Dick is now finding a much wider audience, as the success of the films Blade Runner and Minority Report shows. The kind of world he predicted in his funny and frightening novels and stories is coming closer to most of us: shifting realities, unstable relations, uncertain moralities. Philip K. Dick: Exhilaration and Terror of the Postmodern examines a wide range of Dick's work, including his short stories



Literary Libations

Literary Libations
  • Author : Amira K. Makansi
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 04 September 2018
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The definitive guide to pairing two of the world's most beloved pastimes: reading and drinking. A bubbly, boozy French 75 with The Great Gatsby. Trappist beer with Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose. Old vine California Zinfandel with The Grapes of Wrath. And don’t you dare open Bram Stoker’s Dracula on a Sunday morning without a Bloody Mary near at hand. Want to know what to pour when your book club meets to discuss the latest literary sensation?


Vintage PKD

Vintage PKD
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 18 December 2007
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A master of science fiction, a voice of the changing counterculture, and a genuine visionary, Philip K. Dick wrote about reality, entropy, deception, and the plight of being alive in the modern world. Through his remarkable career Dick has established himself as a writer of the first order and his dreams of the future have proven to be eerily prophetic and even more prescient than when he wrote them. Vintage PKD features extracts from The Man in the High Castle,


A Scanner Darkly

A Scanner Darkly
  • Author : Carla Smith
  • Publisher : Anonim
  • Release : 02 July 2020
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The protagonist is Bob Arctor, member of a household of drug users, who is also living a double life as an undercover police agent assigned to spy on Arctor's household. Arctor shields his identity from those in the drug subculture and from the police. (The requirement that narcotics agents remain anonymous, to avoid collusion and other forms of corruption, becomes a critical plot point late in the book.) While posing as a drug user, Arctor becomes addicted to "Substance D" (




Future Imperfect

Future Imperfect
  • Author : Jason P. Vest
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 01 March 2009
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Examines the first eight cinematic adaptations of Dick's fiction in light of their literary sources.


The Exegesis of Philip K Dick

The Exegesis of Philip K Dick
  • Author : Philip K. Dick,Pamela Jackson,Jonathan Lethem
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 07 November 2011
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Based on thousands of personal notes, letters and other written sources, a definitive presentation of the late science-fiction and metaphysical author's unpublished masterwork offers insight into his life-long exploration of the nature of reality and perception and the relationship between humanity and the divine.


Lies, Inc.

Lies, Inc.
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 18 October 2011
GET THIS BOOKLies, Inc.

“Philip K. Dick knew better than anyone how to recognize the disturbances of exile.”—Roberto BolañoWhen catastrophic overpopulation threatens Earth, one company offers to teleport citizens to Whale’s Mouth, an allegedly pristine new home for happy and industrious émigrés. But there is one problem: the teleportation machine only works in one direction. When Rachmael ben Applebaum discovers that some of the footage of happy settlers may have been faked, he sets out on an eighteen-year journey to


Ubik

Ubik
  • Author : Philip K. Dick
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 25 February 2021
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A dead man sends haunting warnings back from the grave, and Joe Chip must solve these mysteries to determine his own real or surreal existence.