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On the Papoola

In Philip K. Dick’s The Simulacra, there’s a tiny, ill-defined creature named the papoola. We never see a real papoola in the novel, but instead several characters interact with a robotic replica of the papoola (shades of Do Androids Dream of Electric … Continue reading

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On Cursor*10

There’s something about time travel and paving a way for yourself that’s incredibly intriguing. There’s this idea that time travel could, maybe, allow you to go back in time and make your life better in some measurable way. Alternately, you’ve … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick’s Coffee Robot

“One postcred please,” the speaker said. It began to tick ominously. “Or in ten seconds I will notify the police.” He passed the postcred over. The ticking stopped. “We can do this without your kind,” the speaker said. “One of … Continue reading

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Philip K. Dick and the Living Image

This post isn’t going to be nearly as dramatic as the title would have you believe, but I do have some things to say about Philip K. Dick and the essay titled “What Do Pictures Want?” from W.J.T. Mitchell’s book … Continue reading

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Quote Time 18

–The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, Philip K. Dick, p.173

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