Few writers will ever have the impact and influence that Philip K.Dick made during his lifetime and his legacy will continue to be the seeds from which countless fruits will grow for many years to come.
After the release of Electric Dreams as a TV series a year or so ago, I returned to the bookshelf and re-read the collection which inspired it and I’m glad that I did. There’s something so timeless about his views on humanity and how he manages to project the reader into a believable futuristic landscape without doing anything more than bringing a simple situation to life, that you can’t help but fall in love with his abstract visions of where we are heading.
Dark humor, terrifying alternate realities and questions about what it is to be human speak more loudly now than they ever have in the past and this trip down Phildickian memory lane is an absolute must for fans and newcomers alike. (5)
Originally published in Weed World Magazine issue 138