A new idol

No, I'm not psychic. Talking about a new idol of mine: Philip K. Dick.

I have found new inspiration to continue forming the idea around my *cough* first science fiction novel within the works of this renowned sci-fi author, many of which you may be familiar with but perhaps only in the celluloid version, such as Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? which was later made into a movie called Blade Runner, starring Harrison Ford, as well as Minority Report, Impostor and so on.

Dick's book, A Scanner Darkly has just been made into a rotoscope wonder in both premise and presentation. Amazing.

Science fiction must be one of the hardest genres to write in, and yet it finds few fans who are willing to imagine more than six months beyond the present. Doesn't pay as well as 'true stories' and conspiracy theories, that's for sure. Ah, but for the love of true geeks.

Now, back to making up names like 'Aryhka' and 'Phrohna'.

Gosh, this is difficult to do sober.

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2 Comments »

  1. Strizzt said

    Actually, it is Richard Linklater who made the movies Waking Life and A Scanner Darkly – with the latter based from Dick’s book. Linklater also did School of Rock, and Before Sunrise/Sunset. 🙂 All good stuff, pretty varied as well.

    In a sense, I thought Dick’s been quite lucky to have his works brought to the big screen by a couple of credible directors such as Linklater, Steven Spielberg, Ridley Scott.

  2. Yea I meant the author and his books, not the movies.

    Oh yea, my bad. Linklater wrote Waking Life, not Dick!

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