Philip K. Dick

Liam Cunningham on playing Davos and his new series, "Electric Dreams."
And that's what the series showed in Season One so brilliantly in each occupied part of America. It wasn't just that Japanese
Dickheads are unavoidable. They're the people you can't get through to, no matter how hard you try. If you are an Enlightenment rationalist, a follower of Voltaire, Locke or Hume, you'll be especially confounded by dickheads, who demonstrate the limits of human reason.
When I heard that Amazon was doing a miniseries based on Philip K. Dick's Hugo-winning novel from the Sixties, I realized that it had been sitting on my shelves between DeLillo and Didion for years. Once I picked up the 1992 paperback (with a weird cover) and dusted it off, I couldn't put it down.
Seemingly taking its cue from science fiction, technology has moved so fast in the short time since Minority Report premiered in 2002 that what once seemed futuristic no longer occupies the realm of science fiction.
Movie adaptations, for book lovers at least, simultaneously bring feelings of excitement and fear. Will the movie stay true to the book? Will it project off of the screen as it did when the words entered the mind?
What if you woke up to find that the pieces on the chess board had changed and there were no more pawns which moved one or two spaces ahead, no castles moving perpendicular to each other or knights with their L-shaped choreography.
"Mad Dogs" doesn't exactly break any TV molds, in that ensemble dramas starring mostly guys aren't hard to find. That said
There is nothing quite so fine as a tried and true ghost story -- one that sends shivers down the spine while you hide under the covers.
Have you ever considered what would happen if the United States was really invaded? 9/11 was a terrorist attack but there was no follow up.
When he succeeds - and then gets himself plugged into the Internet - well, is it a good thing or a bad thing? There are so
Think about all auspicious personalities whose last names are typical first names. At the top of the list you have Anne Frank
The teacher said, "You need to write the book you want to read. What do you really love?" he asked. "Uh," I choked again. How do you answer questions like that? Chocolate. My mother.
European and Middle Eastern countries are often bounded by hostile neighbors. The Battle of Britain was a turning point in
In light of this pitiless way of looking at things, Melissa Carroll has earned something few of us have: peace. She has been given little -- or rather, has had much taken from her -- and instead of despairing, she has made everything out of nothing.
So alter the mice -- let's help cure disease -- but let's also take the opportunity to stop for a moment and reflect on what a memory is and isn't, and how we'd like to remember and be remembered.
Before Big Data took over the world, someone wrote a roman a clef about the 1992 Democratic primary.
The Truman Show was the 1998 movie in which Jim Carrey slowly realizes that his entire life is a televised illusion. Welcome to The Truman Show economy. Much of what we hear nowadays hides a grim reality -- not just from our leaders, but from us.
This piece was originally a short story that was published in a 50's magazine; only 30 pages long. There is no reason to
Not so long ago -- as late as 1988, in fact -- we had a prophet walking among us. His name was William Gibson, and in his breathtaking Sprawl trilogy, he forecast the near future of technology and its social and cultural uses and impacts.