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Philip K Dick S Electric Dreams

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 9781328995094
Genre : Fiction
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The stories that inspired the original dramatic series. Though perhaps most famous as a novelist, Philip K. Dick wrote more than one hundred short stories over the course of his career, each as mind-bending and genre-defining as his longer works. Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams collects ten of the best. In “Autofac,” Dick shows us one of the earliest examples (and warnings) in science fiction of self-replicating machines. “Exhibit Piece” and “The Commuter” feature Dick exploring one of his favorite themes: the shifting nature of reality and whether it is even possible to perceive the world as it truly exists. And “The Hanging Stranger” provides a thrilling, dark political allegory as relevant today as it was when Dick wrote it at the height of the Cold War. Strange, funny, and powerful, the stories in this collection highlight a master at work, encapsulating his boundless imagination and deep understanding of the human condition.
Category: Fiction

Electric Dreams

Author : Ted Friedman
ISBN : 9780814727393
Genre : Political Science
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Electric Dreams turns to the past to trace the cultural history of computers. Ted Friedman charts the struggles to define the meanings of these powerful machines over more than a century, from the failure of Charles Babbage’s “difference engine” in the nineteenth century to contemporary struggles over file swapping, open source software, and the future of online journalism. To reveal the hopes and fears inspired by computers, Electric Dreams examines a wide range of texts, including films, advertisements, novels, magazines, computer games, blogs, and even operating systems. Electric Dreams argues that the debates over computers are critically important because they are how Americans talk about the future. In a society that in so many ways has given up on imagining anything better than multinational capitalism, cyberculture offers room to dream of different kinds of tomorrow.
Category: Political Science

Electric Dreams

Author : Philip K. Dick
ISBN : 1444839527
Genre : Humanity
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A man at a train station first requests a destination which does not exist - then winks out of existence in a moment. The captain of an interstellar travel ship is hired to take a passenger to Earth - that legendary planet which never existed. A cynical father refuses to purchase a bomb shelter for his family - though his son is terrified of perishing in an upcoming war. The wife of a man recently returned from a different planet is convinced his mind has been taken over by some other being - but finds this new husband much preferable to the old one...
Category: Humanity

Electric Dreams

Author : Jim'll Paint It
ISBN : 9780571315567
Genre : Humor
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You name it. I'll paint it. On Paint. Jim'll Paint It is an enigma. As he says on his wildly successful Tumblr and Facebook pages: Got something in your brain that you'd really like to see with your eyes? Just ask and if I like the sound of it I'll paint it for you using incredibly high tech and sophisticated MS Paint software. Generating hundreds of thousands of requests, Jim has painted everything from Brian Blessed punching a polar bear to Mary and Joseph being turned away from a Premier Inn by Lenny Henry. Here for the first time are the selected works of one of the finest and most popular artists of our day.
Category: Humor

The Digital Dystopias Of Black Mirror And Electric Dreams

Author : Steven Keslowitz
ISBN : 9781476637594
Genre : Performing Arts
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This critical examination of two dystopian television series--Black Mirror and Electric Dreams--focuses on pop culture depictions of technology and its impact on human existence. Representations of a wide range of modern and futuristic technologies are explored, from early portrayals of artificial intelligence (Rossum's Universal Robots, 1921) to digital consciousness transference as envisioned in Black Mirror's "San Junipero." These representations reflect societal anxieties about unfettered technological development and how a world infused with invasive artificial intelligence might redefine life and death, power and control. The impact of social media platforms is considered in the contexts of modern-day communication and political manipulation.
Category: Performing Arts

Electric Dreams

Author : 80's Designs X
ISBN : 1078156751
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Only $6.99! Perfect Journal, Diary, Notebook � Amazing design and high quality cover and paper. � Matte Cover. � Perfect size 6x9" � No Spiral � Use it as a journal, note taking, composition notebook, makes a great gift!

Electric Dreams

Author : David Grundy
ISBN : 0863691099
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Author : Paul J. Ward
ISBN : 9781618971241
Genre : Fiction
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Humans and androids are learning to co-exist as equals, but there are many opposers who seek to subvert their own creations and rule with absolute power ...Humans, with their android creations loyally at their side, have colonised the Moon and Mars. The Earth and Colonies Defence Service (ECDS) keeps the colonies and space lanes safe. On Earth, the Android Protectorate League, led by the enigmatic android leader Traviod Selius, campaign for android rights legislation. However, they are strongly opposed by the Anti-Android Faction (AAF). Following the approval of the Human and Android Cohabitation Act, ECDS Chief of Operations Nakaar Bacvor and co-conspirators form the military wing of the AAF. The AAF attack the Moon and Mars colonies, but are repulsed by ECDS forces. On Earth, with the AAF seemingly defeated, humans and androids unite to create the city of Utopia. Threats from a reformed, more powerful AAF emerges and the crew of the ECDS flagship Harmonia must formulate a defence. The mysterious Evolved Androids appear on Earth with a sytoid child called Eirini, who has strange powers. Utopian Enforcement officer Rul Calibra becomes her unlikely guardian and protector.Humankind's destiny hangs in the balance in the first series installment ANDROID: Earth - Book One of the ANDROID Saga. Paul J. Ward was born in 1969 in Lincolnshire, England, on the day of the historic Apollo 11 moon landing. He has been fascinated by space exploration and technological developments his whole life. This is his first novel. Publisher's website: http: //sbpra.com/PaulJWar
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