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BS: The man in the high castle

Dave the Gnome 06 Jan 17 - 05:40 PM
Thompson 06 Jan 17 - 05:45 PM
robomatic 06 Jan 17 - 08:20 PM
EBarnacle 06 Jan 17 - 10:35 PM
Stu 07 Jan 17 - 02:48 AM
keberoxu 07 Jan 17 - 12:57 PM
keberoxu 07 Jan 17 - 04:43 PM
keberoxu 07 Jan 17 - 06:14 PM
robomatic 08 Jan 17 - 01:20 PM
Dave the Gnome 08 Jan 17 - 01:37 PM
Nigel Parsons 08 Jan 17 - 08:17 PM
EBarnacle 09 Jan 17 - 01:00 AM
Thompson 09 Jan 17 - 02:03 AM
keberoxu 09 Jan 17 - 01:29 PM
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Subject: BS: The man in the high castle
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Jan 17 - 05:40 PM

Never read the book but just finished watching season 2 of the Amazon series.

Started a bit slow but...

Wow!

Anyone else?

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: Thompson
Date: 06 Jan 17 - 05:45 PM

The book is fantastic. It's here. Stunning, prophetic, terrifying, moving; one of my favourite books, read and re-read over the years.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: robomatic
Date: 06 Jan 17 - 08:20 PM

I'm a big Philip K. Dick fan. Read the book about two decades ago. Saw the first season and, while it is well cast and produced, wasn't able to tell how closely it hewed to the text. Will be watching Season two in the near future.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: EBarnacle
Date: 06 Jan 17 - 10:35 PM

One reason we see so much of Dick's materials being produced is that he did not make it a point to keep his copyrights renewed. Almost all of his work is public domain.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: Stu
Date: 07 Jan 17 - 02:48 AM

Not seen the TV show, but the book is brilliant.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Jan 17 - 12:57 PM

Isn't our own Max Spiegel one of those who elevates Dick onto a pedestal?


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Jan 17 - 04:43 PM

I don't know what Exegesis is, but Philip K. Dick wrote it and Max has been working with/on it for years.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: keberoxu
Date: 07 Jan 17 - 06:14 PM

....zebrapedia exploration


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: robomatic
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 01:20 PM

Checked out the site above. No idea what it's about.
Philip K. Dick was great because his writing was so far ahead of his time. He 'grasped' our tenuous hold on reality, and in his works foresaw existential issues brought on by advancing technology. The movie "Bladerunner" came from "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" Another book was "The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch."
One of my favorite novels is his mind bending "Ubik".


If you go looking for Dick, be sure not to miss his short stories.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 01:37 PM

Sorry, Robomatic but If you go looking for Dick is ambiguous phrasing on both sides of the Atlantic. Was it intentional?

:D tG


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: Nigel Parsons
Date: 08 Jan 17 - 08:17 PM

From: EBarnacle - PM
Date: 06 Jan 17 - 10:35 PM

One reason we see so much of Dick's materials being produced is that he did not make it a point to keep his copyrights renewed. Almost all of his work is public domain.

Having died in 1982, none of his works should be in 'public domain' unless he deemed them so to be.

"Blade Runner", "Total Recall" & "Minority Report" were all good films, and pretty much by the book but my preference is for "Paycheck". It doesn't quite follow the original short story, but is an excellent film.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: EBarnacle
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 01:00 AM

I don't know why but if you check you will find that for some reason he did not receive royalties on his stories.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: Thompson
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 02:03 AM

Philip K Dick spent his life in a spiral of drugs and mental illness and mysticism and bad love; he wasn't up to looking after his own interests.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: keberoxu
Date: 09 Jan 17 - 01:29 PM

I've never heard nor seen the actual thing, but somebody created and produced an OPERA out of Philip K. Dick's "VALIS." I saw photos to go with the critical review.

My last visit to my local branch of Barnes and Noble, one of the few remaining brick-and-mortar bookstore franchises in the US (most of the others have died the death thanks to Amazon dot com), they had copies of "The Man in the High Castle" in stock and on display, probably thanks to the television adaptation.

re: Exegesis:
"The full-length, unpublished manuscript, parts of which are now transcribed and annotated, others of which are waiting for volunteers to continue with this work, can be accessed at http://zebrapedia.psu.edu. "

"The Exegesis is around 8,000 pages long....we at first, form[ed] a 'swarm' of scholars and fans who did their best to help the editor, Pamela Jackson, in her absurdly epic editorial task by assembling the PDFs on a wiki and working through them, one folder at a time. Still, it is the very scale of the 'Exegesis' that is part of its content, and together, our swarm, Zebrapedia.psu.edu, explored the very idea of 'reading' the 'Exegesis' and helping others to do the same."

Both quotes excerpted from:
The World According to Philip K. Dick
© 2015. Palgrave Macmillan / St. Martin's Press
The copyright specifically is in pieces. The individual authors of each chapter in this anthology have their own copyrights. Editors Alexander Dunst and Stefan Schlensag own the copyright to "selection and editorial matter.'

The second quote, the one which identifies Pamela Jackson at Zebrapedia, comes from the book's Chapter 11: Stairway to Eleusis, or: Perennially Philip K. Dick, written by Richard Doyle. Sorry no page number. This anthology may be viewed online at books.google.com.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: Jack Campin
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 05:48 AM

somebody created and produced an OPERA out of Philip K. Dick's "VALIS."

Tod Machover. Seems like a really interesting piece from what I've read about it.


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: keberoxu
Date: 10 Jan 17 - 01:54 PM

Commentary on Philip K Dick's writing style.

article by Ryan Britt


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 06:14 AM

Interesting article, keberoxu. Thank you.

DtG


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Subject: RE: BS: The man in the high castle
From: robomatic
Date: 11 Jan 17 - 01:04 PM

"Reality is what refuses to go away when I stop believing in it."

-Philip K. Dick


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