A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future

A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future [EPUB] ✵ A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future Author Anthony Peake – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Philip K Dick was a hugely influential writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences of all kinds He was a prolific aut Philip K Dick was a of Philip PDF/EPUB è hugely influential writer who drew upon his own life to address the nature of drug abuse, paranoia, schizophrenia, and transcendental experiences of all kinds He was a prolific author and many of his books were turned into popular films such as Blade Runner, A Scanner Darkly, Total Recall, and Minority Report This book has been A Life MOBI :Ê written with the cooperation of several close acquaintances and looks to examine his work as well as the socio political cultural environment in which he lived It will be of great interest to any fan of Philip K Dick or science fiction in general, as well as anyone who grew up the s, s, and s.


10 thoughts on “A Life of Philip K Dick: The Man Who Remembered the Future

  1. Bruno Oliveira Bruno Oliveira says:

    O livro dividido em partes, sendo que a parte biogr fica leitura recomendada principalmente para os apreciadores da obra de Philip K Dick As outras partes podem ser puladas, n o carecendo,no entanto, de algum interesse para os esot ricos ou para os apreciadores da obra de Dunne An experiment with time.


  2. Rodrigo Mesquita Rodrigo Mesquita says:

    A primeira metade interessante, pois foca na biografia propriamente Mas a segunda, na qual o autor tenta explicar com quase nenhuma pesquisa as raz es da vis es etc de PKD, bem boba e dispens vel.


  3. Mike Mike says:

    Part I This section is a standard biography of Philip K Dick Large sections are drawn from Lawrence Sutin s and Anne Dick s books Having recently read both of those, I found myself skimming through a lot of this section, especially the early years However, it is not all rehash Peake does mention the important recent research about the age of Dick s first wife, as reported in the PKDOtaku online newsletter Peake also reports the contents of his correspondence in 2013 with PKD s longtime fr Part I This section is a standard biography of Philip K Dick Large sections are drawn from Lawrence Sutin s and Anne Dick s books Having recently read both of those, I found myself skimming through a lot of this section, especially the early years However, it is not all rehash Peake does mention the important recent research about the age of Dick s first wife, as reported in the PKDOtaku online newsletter Peake also reports the contents of his correspondence in 2013 with PKD s longtime friend Ray Powers, and with PKD s widow, Tessa Powers has some insight into the infamous November 1971 break in that is farlucid than the bizarre theories strung out by Dick and interviewer Paul Williams Working with Tessa, Peake traced the various versions of the well known 1974 incident in which Dick discovered his son s undiagnosed inguinal hernia Peake s conclusion is that this is actually a fairly mundane story that becameelaborate andmiraculous in the retelling not a manifestation of otherworldly forces in PKD s life Part II Here Peake explores the esoteric explanations for events in PKD s life I believe the author gives far too much credence to many of Dick s crackpot ideas like orthogonal time He cites a list of examples that he claims as examples that PKD may have received precognitive information from the future While his list did not convince me of any psychic abilities, I did see several coincidences mixed in with evidence of a troubled writer who had an amazing sense of intuition, and the ability to tap into the imagery of his subconscious mind in a highly creative way Peake also comes up with the bizarre theory that PKD was an alien abductee or that he was a human extraterrestrial hybrid, with advanced knowledge encoded in his DNA Peake s quotes from PKD on the topic feel to me like a creative writer playing around with a fad that was popular at the time, rather than evidence of alien hijinks.Part III Diagnosing PKD from 30 years removed is a favorite game of his biographers, but here Peake brings some very valuable insight to the topic Peake believes that many of the symptoms that PKD attributed to agoraphobia and anxiety attacks were in actuality symptoms of classic migraine Peake suffers from the condition himself, and points out multiple written passages that describe what he believes are migraine auras and related symptoms Peake also concludes that PKD s problems probably sprung from multiple physical and psychological sources, which is conclusion I can heartily agree with In my opinion, Part III and the Epilogue are what make this book worthwhile, in contrast to the weak Section II Section I reports some tidbits of interesting new information, but also repeats a lot of information that PKD fans will have already read in other biographies


  4. Shane Bordoli Shane Bordoli says:

    Brilliant book Having only seen a documentary on Philip K Dick before reading this I feel that I know a lotnow having read this It references all the other biographies and uses so many accounts of the key protagonists in his life that I can t help but think this is a pretty fair account The only downsides are that there may be too much of the author in this biography and in particular at the very beginning the author claims that Philip K Dick pioneered a style of writing that has the na Brilliant book Having only seen a documentary on Philip K Dick before reading this I feel that I know a lotnow having read this It references all the other biographies and uses so many accounts of the key protagonists in his life that I can t help but think this is a pretty fair account The only downsides are that there may be too much of the author in this biography and in particular at the very beginning the author claims that Philip K Dick pioneered a style of writing that has the narrative jump from one characters perspective to another s without announcing it to the reader This of course is just the modernist style that Joyce and Woolf had actually pioneered previously Philip K Dick pioneered so many ideas and may well still be ahead of the times that there is no need to resort to unsubstantiated claims.If you like Philip K Dick, it s well worth a read If you have read other biographies on him, this might well be a good way to find out where the truth might stand by comparing them I intend to read other biographies for this very reason All in all a fantastic read and great insight into the crazy world of Philip K Dick


  5. Ricardo Portella Ricardo Portella says:

    Eu n o sou muito de biografias, mas decidi comprar este livro porque PKD foi um dos escritores que mais li na juventude Todas aquelas est rias repletas de coisas psicod licas e enigmas da mente me atra am muito.A vida de PKD foi muito doida, e por mais que o autor tente mostrar que PKD tinha poderes cognitivos ao final do livro ficou claro para mim que as anfetaminas e outras drogas pesadas que ele consumiu ao longo de sua vida detonaram seu c rebro Isto n o denigre a riqueza de seus escritos, Eu n o sou muito de biografias, mas decidi comprar este livro porque PKD foi um dos escritores que mais li na juventude Todas aquelas est rias repletas de coisas psicod licas e enigmas da mente me atra am muito.A vida de PKD foi muito doida, e por mais que o autor tente mostrar que PKD tinha poderes cognitivos ao final do livro ficou claro para mim que as anfetaminas e outras drogas pesadas que ele consumiu ao longo de sua vida detonaram seu c rebro Isto n o denigre a riqueza de seus escritos, mas com certeza hoje leria seus livros com outros olhos


  6. David Moore David Moore says:

    A concise, well researched essay that attempts to understand what exactly happened to Philip K Dick in 1974 I thought this one had a muchlegitimate feel than the other PKD biographies I ve read, and regarding hismystical experiences, this had a sober, believable and authoritative Esoteric and Neurological theories He writes grippingly on a subject he s obviously passionate about evidenced in his previous books, best of which I believe to be Labyrinth of Time Brilliant, ac A concise, well researched essay that attempts to understand what exactly happened to Philip K Dick in 1974 I thought this one had a muchlegitimate feel than the other PKD biographies I ve read, and regarding hismystical experiences, this had a sober, believable and authoritative Esoteric and Neurological theories He writes grippingly on a subject he s obviously passionate about evidenced in his previous books, best of which I believe to be Labyrinth of Time Brilliant, actually As a huge PKD fan I did learn some intricacies that I wasn t aware of previously


  7. Bob Ladle Bob Ladle says:

    Good expositionFirst part of the book is a very good biopic compiled from available sources The rest of the book is a competent supposition on the causes of Dick s world view Having read my first Dick novel in 1965, and having been a fan since I very much enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to those interested in the psychological aspects of Dick s work


  8. Alex Bertoli Alex Bertoli says:

    Philip K Dick um dos mais consagrados escritores de fic o cient fica, um homem que acabou tendo uma vida um tanto conturbada e paranoica, que o levou a trazer muito de sua vida pessoal para as suas obras Nesse livro o autor Anthony Peake entra de cabe a no mundo de PKD com uma grande pesquisa em que relata sua biografia de forma detalhada al m de separar um espa o no livro para discutir v rios epis dios curiosos da vida do autor sob uma vis o esot rica e neurol gica para trazer tona quem Philip K Dick um dos mais consagrados escritores de fic o cient fica, um homem que acabou tendo uma vida um tanto conturbada e paranoica, que o levou a trazer muito de sua vida pessoal para as suas obras Nesse livro o autor Anthony Peake entra de cabe a no mundo de PKD com uma grande pesquisa em que relata sua biografia de forma detalhada al m de separar um espa o no livro para discutir v rios epis dios curiosos da vida do autor sob uma vis o esot rica e neurol gica para trazer tona quem realmente o homem por tr s do mito.Dentre os v rios epis dios curiosos e interessant ssimos da vida do autor temos a vez que ele recebeu uma luz rosa na testa que o trouxe v rias revela es como o fato de haver v rias linhas do tempo paralelas, o que o fez entrar em contato com um eu de outra linha do tempo em que os crist os est o sendo perseguidos no Roma antiga ou ent o a vez em que de repente ele acordou assustado por ter recebido a revela o de que seu filho pequeno possu a uma grave doen a que causaria a sua morte de ela n o fosse tratada rapidamente, doen a essa que realmente foi descoberta em seu filho quando o levaram em um m dico No entanto, por tr s desses acontecimentos impressionantes temos um homem que sofre de uma profunda depress o e problemas com drogas que foram se agravando com os anos, algu m completamente paranoico um livro interessant ssimo para quem quer saber mais sobre o escritor e como a ideia de suas obras surgiram s vezes, enlouquecer uma resposta apropriada realidade PKDObs O t tulo original da obra A Life of Philip K Dick , algo que deveria ser traduzido como Uma Vida de Philip K Dick , que um t tulo muito mais apropriado


  9. jessie. jessie. says:

    Ler essa biografia do PKD foi de explodir a mente, a vida, a personalidade e a criatividade desse cara s o intrigantes demais, assim como as obras que ele deixou seguem sendo fascinantes at hoje.Sua vida foi marcada por muitos acontecimentos loucos, muitas experi ncias m sticas e inexplic veis , a segunda metade desse livro cheia de teorias tentando explicar essas experi ncias e as poss veis habilidades de precogni o do Philip, bom demais essa parte do livro, amei demais a leitura O mund Ler essa biografia do PKD foi de explodir a mente, a vida, a personalidade e a criatividade desse cara s o intrigantes demais, assim como as obras que ele deixou seguem sendo fascinantes at hoje.Sua vida foi marcada por muitos acontecimentos loucos, muitas experi ncias m sticas e inexplic veis , a segunda metade desse livro cheia de teorias tentando explicar essas experi ncias e as poss veis habilidades de precogni o do Philip, bom demais essa parte do livro, amei demais a leitura O mundo que a obra de Dick nos revela n o um lugar confort vel nem seguro, e pode ser que nem seja um lugar, mas um horr vel estado de esp rito do qual lutamos em v o para nos libertar


  10. Kay Smillie Kay Smillie says:

    A good starting point if you are interested in Philip K Dick Anthony Peake does reference other biographies of PKD however he goes on to speculate what motivated him and what sort of a person was he What may have been responsible for his visions Not giving anything away but if you are a fan of PKD then you need to read this.Ray Smillie


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