A scanner darkly and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. It includes an extensive portrayal of drug culture and drug use. It follows the agent bob arctor and his investigation and this morphs into another investigation entirely. I produced the cover and a series of 7 internal artworks showcasing scenes from passages throughout the novel.
Whether unjustly or not, no other science fiction author has been as closely linked to the 1960s drug cultureat least in the public eyeas philip k. A scanner darkly is one of my favorite books of all times. It was adjusted right into a film in 2006 and continues to be one of dicks the majority of popular jobs. A scanner darkly by philip dick, first edition abebooks. A scanner darkly is a black comedy about drugs, hallucinations, paranoia and surveillance, for which linklater has assembled a very pkd cast keanu reeves star of the very dickinfluenced matrix. A scanner darkly by philip k dick book cover, description, publication history. These reflections resulted in a scanner darkly, a partly autobiographical nearfuture novel that remains an incisive commentary on society, psychosis and the brain. Dick i just finished reading the book, i think it is a worthwhile read to many liberal thinking and experimentally inclined people. A scanner darkly is the story of bob arctor and his drug using friends. A scanner darkly is the only philip k dick novel that i have been the slightest bit reluctant to read so far to say i am not a fan of drugs would be a vast understatement and scanner is pkds exploration into drugs. Were currently discussing this months selection, philip k. A scanner darkly is a science fiction book by philip k.
Oct 18, 2011 because a scanner darkly is a story that changes throughout it 200 odd pages. Or rather the story of agent bob arctor who is undercover as a drug user and using his associates to try and find the source of a drug called substance d. His work has been translated into twentyfive languages. Ostensibly, the novel is about an undercover cop, attempting to track the mysterious source of the dangerously addictive substance d.
The novel is one of dicks bestknown works and served as the basis for a 2006 film of. The semiautobiographical story is set in a dystopian orange county, california in the thenfuture of june 1994. Dicks award winning science fiction book, a scanner darkly. Dec 17, 2012 philip k dick explores the psychological horrors lurking in the shadows of sunny 70s california in his cult classic, a scanner darkly damien walter mon 17 dec 2012 08. Or rather it is both, at the same time and then more. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Online shopping from a great selection at books store. A scanner darkly is easily one of the most trippy books ive ever read written in the 1970s, this book takes a look at a dystopian future in orange county, california that takes place in ju. Bob arctor has been deliberately set up by his superiors to incur brain damage so that he can infiltrate new path to determine whether they are responsible for substance d. A scanner darkly is a bsfa award winning 1977 science fiction novel by philip k. Bloodmoneynow wait for laqst yearflow my tears, the policeman said a scanner darkly philip k dick published by loa, us 2008. The book the sciencefiction book a scanner darkly was written by philip k. An undercover cop in a nottoodistant future becomes involved with a dangerous new drug and begins to lose his own identity as a result.
Dick 26 may the date for my book club meeting got changed at the lastminute but me, my husband, and another member still decided to meet on the original date so we could discuss philip k. Dicks a scanner darkly, in a series of posts to be followed by a. A scanner darkly i was approached by the folio society to work on philip k. As for goethes faust, that came from the book i have on my shelf translated bayard taylor. It is semiautobiographical, set in the thenfuture june of 1994, in a dystopian orange county, california. Worried about his own perception of reality, dick considered that this could explain his increasing feelings of alienation and selfdetachment.
Happy to say, a scanner darkly does not contain as many dick boners as usual, from this notoriously sloppy writer. Its quite dizzying at times reading this and following the focus of the book, the investigation and the shifting paranoia of the drug addled characters within. Jerry fabins delusion soon spreads to his friends, who are also druggies. Because a scanner darkly is a story that changes throughout it 200 odd pages. Mar 26, 2010 a scanner darkly just about stands alone in pkds careernone of his other books are written quite like thiswhich is a strange thing given that he wrote well over 40 novels, and most of them run together into one metanovel. A scanner darkly is a bsfa awardwinning 1977 science fiction novel by american writer philip k. Bloodmoneynow wait for laqst yearflow my tears, the policeman saida scanner darkly philip k. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders.
Today, as a scanner darkly officially becomes a decade old, heres why it is still supremely special, a better and more faithful pkd adaptation than blade runner, and one of the most original. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with light toning to the spine. First edition of one of the authors bestknown works. Dick used the language of the berkley drug culture, the language his friends spoke with. Dick, 9781780220420, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. The novel begins with an account of one addicts strange belief that he is infected with biting bugs. Because if the scanner sees only darkly the way i do. The film tells the story of identity and deception in a nearfuture dystopia constantly under intrusive hightech police surveillance in the midst of a drug addiction epidemic. Sadly my copy of beethovens fidelio doesnt list the translator and the page numbers per the german passages from a scanner darkly come from my copy of that book as well. Books similar to a scanner darkly a scanner darkly. This onepage guide includes a plot summary and brief analysis of a scanner darkly by philip k. From the san francisco bar in the world jones made 1956 that dispensed pot and heroin, to the bureau of psychedelic research in the ganymede takeover 1966. A scanner darkly is warner independent pictures this is in my opinion a beatiful scene that deserves to be watched because of its intensity.
Philip k dick explores the psychological horrors lurking in the shadows of sunny 70s california in his cult classic, a scanner. A scanner darkly 2006 official trailer keanu reeves, robert. A scanner darkly by philip k dick fantastic fiction. Set in the near future seven years from now, and based on a 1977 philip k. It is semiautobiographical, embeded in the thenfuture june of 1994, in a dystopian orange county, california. The semiautobiographical story is set in a dystopian orange county, california, in the thenfuture of june 1994, and includes an extensive portrayal of drug culture and drug use both recreational and abusive.
A scanner darkly is a science fiction novel by american writer philip k. Scanner darkly book pdf a scanner darkly by philip k. A scanner darkly is a science fiction novel by philip k. A scanner darkly is a 2006 american adult animated sciencefiction thriller film written and directed by richard linklater. The recipient of critical acclaim and numerous awards throughout his career, dick was inducted into the science fiction hall of fame in 2005, and in 2007 the library of america published a selection of his novels in three volumes. Though, as dick said, everything in a scanner darkly i actually saw.
Jan 19, 2007 a scanner darkly is a black comedy about drugs, hallucinations, paranoia and surveillance, for which linklater has assembled a very pkd cast keanu reeves star of the very dickinfluenced matrix. The author began writing the book during 1974 when, after having a series of intense mystical experiences, he decided to write primarily on theological themes during this last phase of his writing career. Dick science fiction novel, a scanner darkly concerns undercover narcotics agent fred keanu reeves, who is also a dealer named bob. But to those out of the know, and anyone reading nowadays, it sounds like dick is trying to pull a clockwork orange.
The folio society edition includes two pkd novels in one book, illustrated by two artists. A scanner darkly is the only philip k dick novel that i have been the slightest bit reluctant to read so far to say i am not a fan of drugs would be a vast understatement and. The film tells the story of identity and deception in a nearfuture dystopia constantly under intrusive hightech police surveillance in the midst of a drug. A scanner darkly a screenplay by charlie kaufman adapted from the novel a scanner darkly by philip k.
Philip k dick explores the psychological horrors lurking in the shadows of sunny 70s california in his cult classic, a scanner darkly damien walter mon 17. A scanner darkly is a story about drug abuse in orange county, california. To keep his cover, hes been using, and now hes hooked on a fictional futuristic drug called substance d. A scanner darkly just about stands alone in pkds careernone of his other books are written quite like thiswhich is a strange thing given that he wrote well over 40 novels, and most of them run together into one metanovel.1085 134 959 640 1420 361 1280 1545 1046 461 835 315 1242 1398 1560 1442 1302 888 226 460 741 1495 327 175 1468 1336 766 182 115 241 603