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by Gwen Lee,Doris Elaine Sauter,Philip K. Dick

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ISBN: 158567009X
Author: Gwen Lee,Doris Elaine Sauter,Philip K. Dick
Language: English
Publisher: The Overlook Press; 1 edition (January 15, 2001)
Pages: 204
Category: Arts & Literature
Subcategory: Biography
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 167
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Learn about Author Central. Philip K. Dick (Author), Gwen Lee (Author), Doris Elaine Sauter (Author), Tim Powers (Author). Sauter, whose introduction describes their friendship, introduced him to Lee, who recorded Dick weeks before his death. After 18 years, these transcripts bring fresh insights notably, into the imaginative biotech plot line of the unwritten The Owl in Daylight. This book is basically a transcript of interviews with Philip K. Dick, author of Bladerunner, Minority Report, Next, Total Recall, VALIS and more. The text is very interesting and offers insight into the mind of one of the greatest philosophers of all time.

Dick’s appeal and influence has reached the world over, creating the standard for the literary science fiction novel. In November of 1982, six months before the author's death, journalist Gwen Lee recorded the first of several in-depth discussions with Philip K. Dick that continued over the course over the next three months. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the field of science fiction.

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The Final Conversations of Philip K. His novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? became the classic science-fiction film Blade Runner. Dick's appeal and influence has reached the world over, creating the standard for the literary science fiction novel.

These extraordinary interviews are filled with the wit and aplomb characteristic of Dick's writing, helping make What If Our World Is Their Heaven? not only an engaging read, but a unique and compelling historical document. It will be a must read for anyone interested in the field of science fiction.

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Gwen Lee, Doris Elaine Sauter. In November 1982, six months before the author’s untimely death, journalist Gwen Lee recorded the first of several in-depth discussions with Philip K. Dick that continued over the course of the next three months

Gwen Lee, Doris Elaine Sauter. Interviews with the genius behind The Man in the High Castle and countless other science fiction classics. In the field of science fiction, Philip K. Dick is unparalleled. Dick that continued over the course of the next three months. This transcription is a fascinating read for anyone interested in the field of science fiction. These transcripts bring fresh insights-notably, into the imaginative biotech plot line of the unwritten The Owl in Daylight.

The Owl in Daylight is a novel Philip K. He had already been paid an advance for the book by the publisher and was working against a deadline

The Owl in Daylight is a novel Philip K. Dick was writing at the time of his death in 1982. He had already been paid an advance for the book by the publisher and was working against a deadline. After his death, his estate approached other writers about the possibility of someone completing the novel based on his notes, but that proved to be impossible, as he had never formally outlined the story. Dick viewed the novel as his Finnegans Wake. What If Our World Is Their Heaven? The Final Conversations of Philip K.

I first met Philip K. Dick in the spring or early summer of 1972, when I was dating . Gwen Lee had been a journalism major in college. Dick in the spring or early summer of 1972, when I was dating Norman Spinrad. She wanted to reenter the field, so she needed a project-she wanted to interview Phil. Although he never lived to see the final cut in its entirety, he was convinced it was going to be a groundbreaking film, a view that has been confirmed by many film critics and fans since.

What If Our World is Their Heaven?

What If Our World is Their Heaven? The Final Conversations of Philip K. From the publisher: In the field of science fiction, the work of Philip K. His work formed the basis for the films Blade Runner, The Minority Report and Total Recall. The movie version of his masterpiece, A Scanner Darkly, is scheduled for release in the summer of 2006.

These extraordinary interviews are filled with the wit and aplomb characteristic of Dick's writing, helping make What If Our World Is Their Heaven? not only an engaging read, but a unique and compelling historical document.

In the field of science fiction, the work of Philip K Dick is unparalleled. His novel Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? became the classic science-fiction film Blade Runner. His short story, "The Minority Report," was adapted for the screen by Stephen Spielberg and stars Tom Cruise. Dick’s appeal and influence has reached the world over, creating the standard for the literary science fiction novel. In November of 1982, six months before the author's death, journalist Gwen Lee recorded the first of several in-depth discussions with Philip K. Dick that continued over the course over the next three months. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the field of science fiction.

Comments:

Gindian
Was it chance or fate that led Gwen Lee to record these last words of PKD?

Whatever, this book is a must read for anyone who wants to probe the depths of the PKD spirit. Here Dick laid out the plotline and central character, Ed Firmley, for his next great novel, THE OWL IN DAYLIGHT. Who needs more of it actually written? Any reader can fill in the blanks. Dick was taking the next giant step to solving the puzzle of man's existence here on earth. By positing the existence of this Nanoman race from a planet without music or sound, Dick set up the premise for another brilliant novel.

The very notion that an other world Nanoman, could implant himself via biochip into Ed Firmley's brain is ground breaking. That this would transform this hack musician into a Beethoven like composer is a light year ahead of man's current understanding of himself. What a gas that Firmley would then make the choice to allow himself to implanted into the brain of this celestial Entity. Yes, Firmley did have to exchange this puny earthly existence for a world constructed from rainbow colors. But to him it was like dying and going to heaven.
Gnng
PKD is fascinating as always, but at $17 I expect a lot more than 20 pages worth of content clumsily spread across 200 pages via narrow paper, wide margins, huge type, blank pages and double-spacing. This is a magazine article pretending to be a book! For your best bang-for-buck PKD insights, save your pennies for Sutin's excellent Divine Invasions.
Deodorant for your language
This book is basically a transcript of interviews with Philip K. Dick, author of Bladerunner, Minority Report, Next, Total Recall, VALIS and more.

The text is very interesting and offers insight into the mind of one of the greatest philosophers of all time.

Go down the rabbit hole with him, and you will not regret it.
DART-SKRIMER
PKD fan here-- and these words are worth reading. Because you get to pick the brain of the man himself... not for the casual fan of course, but for those who are really more into the esoteric philosophy & mind of PKD himself. This is not a novel.
Dream
Only for PKD fansn w that want to know more abot PKD's personality and creative process.

Transcribed uhsand ahs...so you get everything he said,''
Whiteflame
Two things were always true with Philip K. Dick: first, that whenever you looked in the direction in which he waves his wand, nothing was as it seems. And second, that whenever you looked at the magician himself, what you saw was what you got.
In this collection of transcripts of taped interviews, made with Dick during what turned out to be his last weeks on earth, we are treated to the unedited, off-the-cuff ramblings of the master. Are they worth it? They are, on at least four counts.
The first pleasure is just hearing his voice again. The second is learning various little bits that we didn't know before: about his reactions to seeing the first rushes of _Blade Runner_, which was just going into editing (he was pleased and enthusiastic, and not at all put out that the whole Mercerism theme was excised.) And about the book he was planning to begin next, The Owl in Daylight. The third pleasure is watching his creative process unfold as he massages the material for _The Owl_, plotting it and composing it right before our eyes. And the fourth is the confirmation that he is as quirky, as compassionate, as obsessed, as unpredictable, as brilliant, when speaking ad libitum as he was in his written work. What we saw in his novels turns out to be what his friends always got.
Other major themes include his 1974 "pink light" experience, and his relationship with the characters in his last novel, The Transmigration of Timothy Archer.
For the completist fan, this short book is a delightful find, and one worth snapping up quick since there's no telling how long it'll be in print. But for those with only a few PKD novels under their belts, and a curiosity about what made him tick, there's a far more indispensable volume to check out first, namely the extracts from his diaries which were published in 1991 as "In Pursuit of Valis: Selections from the Exegesis".
Unereel
Reading this book is like sitting down to a one-on-one conversation with Philip K. Dick. His unique and surprisingly upbeat personality shines though more here than in any biography. Despite personal trials and delusions Philip K. Dick retained a sense of humor and it's fascinating to hear that come through in his own words. I appreciate the fragmented sentences and "and um's" left intact because they truly convey the atmosphere of being in a room listing to Philip K. Dick. One of the most interesting things about reading this book is seeing Philip K. Dick's momentum and thought progression as he plots out a story idea (tragically one that he never had time to finish.) His interpretation of the well-known interferences in his life from either extraterrestrial or divine sources is fascinating but somewhat brief, it seems not to overshadow his existence, but merely become another accepted aspect of it. This book brings this sci-fi legend into human terms. For those interested in Philip K. Dick's personality this book is probably the most authentic and enlightening available.

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