"A masterpiece."—Roberto Bolaño What happens after the bombs drop? This is the troubling question Philip K. Dick addresses with Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb.
Author: Philip K. Dick
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
"A masterpiece."—Roberto Bolaño What happens after the bombs drop? This is the troubling question Philip K. Dick addresses with Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb. It is the story of a world reeling from the effects of nuclear annihilation and fallout, a world where mutated humans and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take comfort from a disc jockey endlessly circling the globe in a broken-down satellite. And hidden amongst the survivors is Dr. Bloodmoney himself, the man responsible for it all. This bizarre cast of characters cajole, seduce, and backstab in their attempts to get ahead in what is left of the world, consequences and casualties be damned. A sort of companion to Dr. Strangelove, an unofficial and unhinged sequel, Dick’s novel is just as full of dark comedy and just as chilling.
Author: Philip K. Dick
"A masterpiece."--Roberto Bolano What happens after the bombs drop? This is the troubling question Philip K. Dick addresses with "Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb." It is the story of a world reeling from the effects of nuclear annihilation and fallout, a world where mutated humans and animals are the norm, and the scattered survivors take comfort from a disc jockey endlessly circling the globe in a broken-down satellite. And hidden amongst the survivors is Dr. Bloodmoney himself, the man responsible for it all. This bizarre cast of characters cajole, seduce, and backstab in their attempts to get ahead in what is left of the world, consequences and casualties be damned. A sort of companion to Dr. Strangelove, an unofficial and unhinged sequel, Dick's novel is just as full of dark comedy and just as chilling.
You will note in DR.BLOODMONEY an account of a test conducted in 1972 that
turned out to be a catastrophe, and, of course, there was in fact no such test and
no such catastrophe. But then, there was no such person as Dr. Bluthgeld. This is
Author: Lord Rc
A study of the novels and short stories of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)with presentation of a literary chronology of his career.
In particular , as Kim Stanley Robinson emphasizes , Dr. Bloodmoney is the only
one of these novels in which nuclear destruction is extensive enough to destroy
corporate capitalism , thus opening up new possibilities for social and economic
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Surveying a wide range of major science fiction novels and films, this book focuses on the long 1950s--the period from 1946 to 1964--when the tensions of the Cold War were at their peak. It demonstrates that these works reflect their historical and political contexts through a consistent concern with such phenomena as alienation and routinization, which Marxist critics have seen as central consequences of capitalism. Through its engagement with such issues, American science fiction of this period reflects the growing hegemony of capitalist ideology and consequently demonstrates the beginnings of postmodernism as a major American cultural phenomenon.
Dr. Bloodmoney is unique among Dick's postapocalypse novels, especially in
that it includes important Utopian elements. In point of fact, Dr. Bloodmoney is a
complex combination of Utopian and dystopian elements. For example, the
Author: David Seed
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by aninternational range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themesand methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of sciencefiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debatingcultural issues. Essays by an international range of scholars discuss thecontexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins ofthe genre, its engagement with science and gender, and nationalvariations of science fiction around the English-speakingworld. Maps out connections between science fiction, television, thecinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of theculture. Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G.Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. Offers close readings of particular novels, from MaryShelley’s Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood’sThe Handmaid’s Tale.
Holocaust , Survival , and Dr . Bloodmoney It happened when Philip Dick was
seventeen years old . On the morning of August 6 , 1945 , a U . S . B - 29 flew
high over Hiroshima in southern Japan . The entire landscape was suddenly lit
by a ...
Author: Patricia S. Warrick
Discussed here are the eight novels that Patricia Warrick considers representative of Dick’s finest writing—the works that will become classics, including The Man in the High Castle and Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Warrick shows that Dick had a remarkable sense of the cultural transformation taking place in the last half of the 20th century. Dick points out the cracks in our institutions, our ideologies, and our value systems that will inevitably lead to their collapse. His moral vision perceived a universe of infinite possibility, with shapes that constantly transformed themselves—a universe in process. And his mind was a mind in motion, constantly questioning, finding answers, rejecting them in order to seek other possibilities. For Dick, having fixed, unchangeable answers was tantamount to entropy and death.
Note on the Texts This volume contains five novels by Philip K . Dick : Martian
Time - Slip ( 1963 ) ; Dr . Bloodmoney ( 1965 ) ; Now Wait for Last Year ( 1966 ) ;
Flow My Tears , the Policeman Said ( 1974 ) ; and A Scanner Darkly ( 1977 ) .
Author: Philip K. Dick
A second collection of signature works offers insight into the author's range within the science-fiction genre, in a volume that includes the titles Martian Time-Slip, Dr. Bloodmoney, Now Wait for Last Year, A Scanner Darkly, and Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said. 25,000 first printing.
In particular , Dr Bloodmoney ( 1965 ) , Flow My Tears , The Policeman Said (
1974 ) , A Scanner Darkly ( 1977 ) , Valis ( 1981 ) and The Divine Invasion ( 1981
) feature twins or twinned charAbove : Philip K . Dick acters , such as Edie and
Author: Brian J. Robb
Publisher: Titan Books
PERFORMING ARTS/Film/Guides & Reviews
114 , 204 “ The Doctor , ” 164 Dr . Bloodmoney , 160 “ Dr . Pak ' s Preschool , ”
123 Doctor Rat , 228 Dr . Strangelove , 36 Doctorow , E . L . , 178 Dodd , Mead ,
242 The Dodd , Mead Gallery of Horror , 242 “ Dog Day Evening , ” 72 “ Dogfight
Author: Howard DeVore
Science fiction fans have voted for the Hugo Awards for best science fiction almost every year since 1953. Science fiction professionals have presented the Nebula Awards to their peers since 1965. In all this time, lists of winners have been widely available, but the losers have usually been ignored. In 1970 long-time fan Howard DeVore started publishing a complete listing of Hugo and Nebula awards, including the stories that were nominated but did not win. The fact that stories were nominated implied that they had considerable merit. Mr. DeVore felt that a complete listing would let fans compare them. The International Fantasy Awards may have inspired the Hugos, so he added them. DeVore brought out new editions year by year, publishing and distributing them himself with the aid of a number of devoted science fiction fans. By 1998 the task had grown to the point where Mr. DeVore happily relinquished the job to Advent. This edition includes introductory and historical essays explaining how each award got started and how nominees and winners are chosen, plus commentary in the yearly listings.
Science Fiction / 0 - 679 - 73445 - 7 Dr . Bloodmoney Dr . Bloodmoney is a post -
nuclear holocaust masterpiece filled with a host of memorable characters : Hoppy
Harrington , a deformed mutant with telekinetic powers ; Walt Dangerfield , a ...
Author: Philip K. Dick
A visionary collection of literary works by the legendary science fiction writer includes excerpts from such novels as Valis, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, The Man in the High Castle, Ubik, and Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch, as well as the stories "I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon" and "The Days of Perky Pat," and previously unpublished material. Original.
The only positive entertainer I can find in Dick is an entertainer malgré lui ,
trapped forever in his capsule : the astronaut Dangerfield , in Dr . Bloodmoney (
1965 ) . Alone , he is the subversion of the network of disc jockeys around the
Author: George Edgar Slusser
Seventeen essays discuss Nineteen Eighty-Four, novels about the future, the ways people view the future, and the nature of history