The Word This Week

Show #6-16 – April 8, 2007

Half Hour Special - Philip K. Dick
It’s been 25 years since the death of one of the world’s favourite cult writers - Philip K. Dick. 2007 is also the 25th anniversary of the release of the groundbreaking science fiction movie Blade Runner which was based on a Dick story Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick’s imagination has been creative fuel for many Hollywood directors. Movies based on his writings include Total Recall, Minority Report, Screamers, and the newest feature film is Next, based on the story The Golden Man. Now Philip K. Dick is being canonized. The prestigious Library of America will publish four of Dick's futuristic novels this summer.

Not bad, for a man who started off writing in a genre that, at the time, was considered throw away fiction.


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