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The New Yorker: Blows Against the Empire: The return of Philip K. Dick
by Adam Gopnik , August 20, 2007

"Of all American writers, none have got the genre-hack-to-hidden-genius treatment quite so fully as Philip K. Dick...Dick has also become for our time what Edgar Allan Poe was for Gilded Age America: the doomed genius who supplies a style of horrors and frissons."
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Rocky Mountain News: In PKD's universe, author is smiling at success
By Adrian Mckinty, March 3, 2007

"In [an] alternate universe, Philip K. Dick (PKD to his fans) is in fact very much alive and finally has made it. A hale 78, he is a frequent invitee to lavish Hollywood parties, a regular on the Charlie Rose Show and a gracious recipient of lifetime achievement awards and honorary degrees."     Read the article >>
Rolling Stone Magazine: The Most Brilliant Sci-Fi Mind on Any Planet: Philip K. Dick
By Paul Williams, November 6, 1975

The first major article about Philip K. Dick launched the writer into national prominence. Williams' story, a snapshot of the era, explores the mystery surrounding the 1971 break-in of PKD's apartment.     Download the article >> (PDF Format, 6.2 Megs)
Filmmaker Magazine: A Scanner Darkly Director Richard Linklater on Philip K. Dick
by Scott Macaulay, February 2006

Director Richard Linklater creates an animated allegory for our times with A Scanner Darkly, an adaptation of sci-fi great Philip K. Dick’s darkly comic tale about drug-using undercover agents.    Read the article >>
Time Magazine: Philip K. Dick's Ubik Among 100 Best Novels
October 18, 2005

The news magazine recently released a list of the 100 best English-language novels published since the magazine's inception and among them is Philip K. Dick's Ubik (1969), a mind-bending story with psychological implications. In addition to appearing on the magazine's web site list of 100 novels, Ubik gets a special mention in the print magazine.
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The Boston Globe goes "Back to Utopia" with PKD
By Joshua Glenn, November 20, 2005

Philip K. Dick is among the science fiction authors profiled in this feature that asks (and attempts to answer) the question, "Can the antidote to today's neoliberal triumphalism be found in the pages of far-out science fiction?" And find out what "anti-anti-utopianism" really means.    Read the entire article >>
New York Overheard: "Hyperreality"
By Russell Galen, Writer’s Digest, March 1992

Philip K. Dick's long-time agent talks about the changing publishing marketplace and how PKD's long out of print books returned to bookshelves.    Read the entire article >>
The Boston Globe Puts Philip K. Dick in Cultural Context
By James Parker, July 25, 2004

"As a disbeliever in the ordinary he was ahead of his time, but not by much. With the arrival of the counterculture in the late `60s, Dick -- then in early middle age -- found his people."    Read the entire article >>
The Economist Explores Hollywood's Fascination With Philip K. Dick
April 15, 2004

"Today's revolution in the biosciences, in particular in neuroscience, makes the questions he was asking particularly relevant. What is real if we can take drugs that alter our moods, or if we can tinker with our own memories? These issues were the flesh and bones of Dick's books, all those years ago."    Read the entire article >> (subscription required)
Time Magazine Online: On the Life and Afterlife of Philip K. Dick
By Richard Corliss, January 19, 2004

"Fifty years ago you could have found some of the most imaginative, rule- and mind-bending fiction, published at an insanely prolific rate. If only you knew where to look. Not in The New Yorker or Esquire or The Partisan Review — at least, not for our immediate purposes — but in tatty 35-cent magazines dedicated to science fiction...In 1953, on the instantly-yellow pages of these infra-dig rags, one could often find the work of a 24-year-old Cal-Berkeley dropout, Philip K. Dick."    Read the entire article >>
SF Chronicle: Hollywood Loves Philip K. Dick
By Gary Dretzka, December 27, 2003

"When it comes to intellectually challenging and deeply philosophical grist for contemporary screenwriters, few literary minds have been as reliably fertile as that of the late science-fiction master Philip K. Dick. The longtime Berkeley resident's many novels and short stories overflow with the kind of suspense, intrigue and heroics that interest Hollywood."    Read the entire article >>
philip k dick wired cover Wired: The Second Coming of Philip K. Dick
By Frank Rose, December 2003

"At a time when most 20th-century science fiction writers seem hopelessly dated, Dick gives us a vision of the future that captures the feel of our time. He didn't really care about robots or space travel, though they sometimes turn up in his stories. He wrote about ordinary Joes caught in a web of corporate domination and ubiquitous electronic media, of memory implants and mood dispensers and counterfeit worlds."    Read the entire article >>
Washington Post: Philip K. Dick's Future is Now
By Vincent P. Bzdek, July 28, 2002

"If someone were to write a history of the future as it has been dreamed up by Hollywood over the years, the chapter on today's tomorrow would belong in large part to Philip K. Dick....Though he wrote pulp fiction, Dick was foremost an intellectual puzzlemaker. Using a weird algebra of shifting realities, all-encompassing paranoia and slam-bang plots, he constructed wildly original mind games that call into question the nature of reality itself."    Read the entire article >>
Washington Post: Philip K. Dick's Future is Now
By Vincent P. Bzdek, July 28, 2002

"If someone were to write a history of the future as it has been dreamed up by Hollywood over the years, the chapter on today's tomorrow would belong in large part to Philip K. Dick....Though he wrote pulp fiction, Dick was foremost an intellectual puzzlemaker. Using a weird algebra of shifting realities, all-encompassing paranoia and slam-bang plots, he constructed wildly original mind games that call into question the nature of reality itself."    Read the entire article >>
Seattle Post Intelligencer: Philip K. Dick's Dark Dreams Still Fodder For Films
By Sean Axmaker, June 26, 2002

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LA Weekly: Majority Report
By John Powers, June 2002

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Orange County Weekly: A Very PhilDickian Existence
By Chris Ziegler, June 28, 2002

Minority Report author Philip K. Dick found Orange County’s truth stranger than science fiction.
San Francisco Chronicle: Visionary's Total Precall
By David Kipenr, June 23, 2002

'Minority Report's' future world the work of sci-fi writer Philip Dick.
Guardian Observer UK: What a Clever Dick
By Robin McKie, June 23, 2002.

Steven Spielberg is the latest director to film a book by the dystopian soothsayer Philip K Dick. He won't be the last.
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