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A87896443 - A Philip K Dick-tionary, Not Wrapped in Wub Fur

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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Entry: A Philip K Dick-tionary, Not Wrapped in Wub Fur - A87896443
Author: Dmitri Gheorgheni - U1590784

Tomorrow, friends, the new 'Blade Runner' film starts showing. Awix has promised us a review for next Sunday.

In the meantime, I felt that I needed to do something about the lack of Philip K Dick material in the Edited Guide.

So here's a glossary of PKD-talk.

smiley - dragon


A87896443 - A Philip K Dick-tionary, Not Wrapped in Wub Fur

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ITIWBS

I! Dare's the Wub!


A87896443 - A Philip K Dick-tionary, Not Wrapped in Wub Fur

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minorvogonpoet

I admit it - I haven't read any Philip K Dick. I should probably rectify this omission. The stories sound as if they are either funny or terrifying, or both at once.

Certainly, some of these things sound very familiar. I particularly like kipple. My house is full of kipple and it breeds, I swear it does! smiley - laugh

I don't think I have any useful crits to offer


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

You'd like Philip Dick, MVP, I swear. smiley - smiley Thanks for reading!

The fight against kipple is a life-long struggle. smiley - laugh


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Icy North

Thanks Dmitri. I like the idea of a Philip K Dictionary smiley - smiley

I haven't read PKD, but have listened to three radio dramas (Electric/Sheep, Remember/ Wholeale & Beyond/Wub). Unfortunately they lost a lot of his language innovation in those adaptations.

I just checked the OED for his quotations. He's not first listed for any words, but he does illustrate 10 entries (none are among the ones you covered here). Perhaps the most sci-fi among them is 'psionic' (from Counter Clock World).

smiley - cheers Icy


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok I hadn't thought about 'psionic'. It sounds, well, sort of normal, though I guess it really isn't. The precogs and teeps and inertials in 'Ubik' have psionic powers, I think...I'll check it out.


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Ah, I did - and it appears that the term 'psionic' was around before PKD used it. smiley - smiley

W*k*pedia thinks it's bunk - but W*k*pedia goes around editing any article that deals with fringe science or speculative philosophy to say it's bunk. W*k*pedia is a narrow-minded website. smiley - winkeye

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction says of psionics, 'The term seems to have first appeared in print in Jack Williamson's story "The Greatest Invention" (July 1951 Astounding).'

http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/psionics

Come to think of it, though, aren't tinfoil hats anti-psionic devices?


A87896443 - A Philip K Dick-tionary, Not Wrapped in Wub Fur

Post 8

ITIWBS

Gutenberg.org; http://www.gutenberg.org/

has a substantial number of out of copyright Philip K. Dick stories available for download free of charge.


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Post 9

Dmitri Gheorgheni

smiley - ok Good find!

You can also check some out through archive.org.

https://archive.org/search.php?query=philip+k+dick&and%5B%5D=mediatype%3A%22texts%22&page=2


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Sorry:

http://archive.org/search.php?query=philip+k+dick&and%5B%5D=mediatype%3A%22texts%22&page=2


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

smiley - yikes great idea for an entrysmiley - ok

There's an electric dreams series just started on one of my cable channels, I watched the first one, and I have two stored to watch when life is less hectic. Did anyone ever invent a machine to make time go slower? Or, I could do with some of that Ubik.

I have a tendency to quote sci-fi authors in my daily speech, grok, live long and prosper, appy polly loggy, smeg, frak off, etc, which always confuses the young 'uns, and my siblings, and my friendssmiley - ermI know, I hang out with the wrong types. But I like the whooshing sound as my comments go over their heads... Ian understood me, as do the denizens of h2g2. I even got Ian into watching Star Trek. smiley - ufo


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FWR

Whooshings always good GB!

Thanks for those links, finally found a copy of a few old (ancient) books I've misplaced and missed reading til they crumble!

smiley - cheers


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

'Electric Dreams' is supposed to be on Amazon Prime. But it hasn't started yet. *grumble* I check every day...

My first experience with PKD was in 1983. I'd been in the US for three weeks on a family visit, and I was headed back to Europe and stuck in Kennedy Airport. I pulled out a dogeared second-hand copy of 'The Unteleported Man', which I'd picked up in a bookstall in upstate New York for about 50 cents...

The next few hours flew by, and reality took several left turns in the meantime. smiley - winkeye


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Galaxy Babe - eclectic editor

I watched "The Impossible Planet" last night - very good it was too.

I still have two more to watch so I will catch up tonight.

I know this is a long shot Dmitri, but here's a link to the TV channel I am recording them from, I know you can't see BBC programmes outside the UK but I'm not sure about C4.

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/electric-dreams/on-demand/62621-002


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Dmitri Gheorgheni

Thanks, GB! I'm not sure - right now, there's an error message, but it might work if I updated the Flash player.

Amazon Prime's getting the series - but it looks like we have to wait a few months. smiley - laugh


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