Rapporto di minoranza e altri racconti
L'ho iniziato per "Minority Report" di cui non ho visto il film; provvederò al più presto. Il racconto è splendido con quel finale che mette in discussione le visioni dei precog, correlando le une alle altre con la variabile di conoscenza del soggetto inquisito. Geniale, ma conoscendo la raffinatezza geometrica dell'autore, nemmeno tanto sorprendente.
Degli altri mi è piaciuto molto "La formica elettrica"del 1953, in cui c'è il tema della autocoscienza ...more
1. The Minority Report: An excellent story that has some significant differences from the movies version (which I also thought was pretty good)
2. We Can Remember It For You Wholesale: Almost completely different in tone and content than the movie "Total Recall" on which this story is based. I liked the movie, but loved the story.
3. Paycheck: A very good story though not as good as the other two.
4. Second Variety ...more
The Minority Report
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale
The Eyes Have It
They made movies of a couple of these: The MInirity Report and Total Recall. The movies were good but a bit different from the stories; Action movies - what would you expect with stars like Tom Cruise and Arnold Schwarzenegger. The stories have less action but more irony. Paycheck and Second Variety are similar in nature - with the signature PKD twists. THe Eyes Have It is short ...more
The Minority Report
We Can Remember it for You Wholesale
The Eyes Have It
This is kind of a book of short stories in two acts. It's carried by a question of human control by larger bodies, exploring several possibilities through that. (And PKD is as sexist as I discovered him to be when I first tried reading him years ago with The Dark-Haired Girl, but I was prepared this time!)
The first act is the first three stories, and these focus on memory. The ...more
Overall rating is a 4. I enjoyed most of these stories.
Pretty good short story. Rather different from the movie, which I also enjoyed. I rated this a 4.
I think I said this after I listened to Blade Runner I’ll say the ...more
The stories adapted for the films Minority Report and Total Recall were much changed but the originals, like Blade Runner vs Do Androids Dream of Electric ...more
Dick è bravo a descrivere mondi fantascientifici, è stato un innovatore nel campo della fantascienza, come nel caso dell'invenzione letteraria dell'androide-replicante, che scopre di esserlo dopo aver vissuto un'intera vita da umano, idea successivamente ampiamente saccheggiata dagli epigoni.
I racconti, scritti negli anni '50-60 presentano numerose intuizioni che poi si sarebbero realiz...more
"The Minority Report" is a nice little paranoia-inducing tale. It's about fear of aging, fear of losing power and significance, of being replaced by a newer model. It's about the struggle for power between authoritarian entities (police, army) and the proble ...more
Nachodzi mnie także myśl, gdyby Lem urodził się w Stanach Zje ...more
A fairly decent collection of stories with a good deal of variation to them; certainly a must-read for readers who haven't sampled Philip K Dick's work before.
Not a perfect collection, several weaker tales of his were: Minority Report, The Electric Ant, Faith of Our Fathers, and Wholesa ...more
I was impressed by the complexity in such a short story. Certainly when an author has the advantages of "precogs" and alternate futures there is a greater source of complexity. However, these elements create their own problems; primarily finding a way to make these alternate realities function as part of the plot rather than outrageous plot devices.
- "Rapport minoritaire" propose une réalité utopique et en démontre les failles. On a une fin heureuse et on est content parce qu'on se dit "chouette" mais ce n'est que le début du r ...more
"The Minority Report" (a.k.a. Minority Report) plays with predetermination and precognition in a fun way by exploring the world of precrime, where murders are stopped before they happen on the bas ...more
The Minority Report - inspired the movie Minority Report
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale - inspired the movie Total Recall and maybe Johnny Mnemonic depending on who you ask
Paycheck - inspired the movie Paycheck
Second Variety - inspired the Terminator series, Screamers, and the Battlestart Galactica series (re-imagined) and probably many others. Plot involves robots in a nuclea ...more
Il racconto che dà il titolo all'antologia descrive una polizia del futuro che arresta i criminali prima che questi commettano i loro reati. In questi racconti, influenzati dalla repressione maccartista, dall'isteria nucleare, da una forte consapevolezza politica e sociale, Dick si interroga sulla condizione umana, sulla violenza e la repressione esercitata dalle autorità, sul militarismo e la paranoia, ergendosi a cantore di un'umanità debole e spesso indifesa che è la vera protagonista delle s...more
The short story, "The eyes have it," on the other hand, was extremely well written and delightful.