Philip K. Dick
Liam Cunningham on playing Davos and his new series, "Electric Dreams."
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.
"Mad Dogs" doesn't exactly break any TV molds, in that ensemble dramas starring mostly guys aren't hard to find. That said
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.
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.
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.