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The World According to Philip K. Dick

Editors: Dunst, A., Schlensag, S. (Eds.)

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As the first essay collection dedicated to Philip K. Dick in two decades, this volume breaks new ground in science fiction scholarship and brings innovative critical perspectives to the study of one of the twentieth century's most influential authors.

About the authors

Marcus Boon, York University, Canada Mark Bould, University of the West of England, UK James Burton, Institute for Cultural Inquiry in Berlin, Germany Fabienne Collingnon, University of Sheffield, UK Erik Davis, Independent Scholar, USA Richard Doyle, Penn State University, USA Yari Lanci, Goldsmiths, University of London, UK Roger Luckhurst, Birkbeck College, University of London, UK Laurence A. Rickels, University of California, USA Chris Rudge, University of Sydney, Australia Stefan Schlensag, Dortmund University, Germany Takayuki Tatsumi, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan

Reviews

“The story of this collection of essays begins in 2012, a productive year for Philip K. Dick scholarship. … I would recommend to any scholar or student who wishes to tackle the issue of madness in Dick, and I hope it may inspire further research in that direction. … is a must-read for PKD scholars, and might be even more productive if approached as a series of articulate suggestions of future lines of research within and through Dick’s oeuvre.” (Umberto Rossi, Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 43, 2016)


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Third Reality — On the Persistence of Philip K. Dick

    Dunst, Alexander

    Pages 1-10

  • Diagnosing Dick

    Luckhurst, Roger

    Pages 13-29

  • ‘The Shock of Dysrecognition’: Biopolitical Subjects and Drugs in Dick’s Science Fiction

    Rudge, Chris

    Pages 30-47

  • Cold-Pac Politics: Ubik’s Cold War Imaginary

    Collignon, Fabienne

    Pages 48-65

  • Between Scanner and Object: Drugs and Ontology in Philip K. Dick’s A Scanner Darkly

    Boon, Marcus

    Pages 69-82

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eBook $69.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The World According to Philip K. Dick
Editors
  • A. Dunst
  • S. Schlensag
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-41459-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137414595
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-41458-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49032-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 234
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