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Counterfeit Worlds: Philip K. Dick on Film

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From Blade Runner to the forthcoming A Scanner Darkly (starring Keanu Reeves), via Total Recall, Screamers, Impostor, Paycheck and Tom Cruise in Minority Report, the legacy of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick has revolutionised Hollywood.Counterfeit Worlds is the definitive history of all the adaptations of Dick's work, not only the films but also TV series, radio pla ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published July 1st 2006 by Titan Books
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Jaime
This book would have benefited from a skilled copy editor. Despite that annoyance, I liked it for providing a decent overview of PKD's life and work and an in-depth look at the adaptation processes by which his stories have been brought to film. It also pays proper homage to his far-reaching influence on modern consciousness. It's a useful addition to anyone's SF or PKD library.
Scott W.
Very interesting look at Philip K. Dick and his stories, and how they were transformed into film. I didn't read the entire book but will certainly return to it another day.
Luke
Brilliant, whacked.
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Currently Managing Editor at Titan Magazines, a publisher of film and TV related titles. He is Editor-in-Chief of the Official Star Wars Insider Magazine, and oversees magazines for Lost, Stargate, Smallville, Star Trek and Supernatural, as well as being Managing Editor on Total Sci Fi, an international cult film and television web site.
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