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Old 02-28-2005, 12:28 AM   #1
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A scanner darkly, by P K Dick


China Mieville published a list of 50 books that every socialist must read. I'm not a socialist, and I hardly know who is China. I opened the link because I remember good opinions on China's works in Boing Boing*. I skimmed through it just to see if I could see a familiar name... I ended up buying Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgak, and Perdido Street Station, by China, in Amazon, and seeing that A scanner darkly, by Philip K. Dick was on the list. Later I found out in Boing Boing that there is a film coming, so this was it, I had to read A scanner darkly. I knew (kind of) that PKD is a safe bet because I had read and thoroughly enjoyed two of his other works (there are like a thousand of them, literally. So I don't know a thing about PKD, indeed).
This book is even darker than Do androids dream of electric sheep? (Blade runner was based on this story), which makes it irresistible.

The Boing Boing post:
Sneak peek at images from A Scanner Darkly
BoingBoing buddy Wiley Wiggins says "First images of the Animated Philip K. Dick film A SCANNER DARKLY [directed by Rick Linklater]. I am not involved with this film (unfortunately), but I have seen about 20 minutes of it and it is the most incredible piece of animation I have ever seen."

* "China Mieville is a brilliant science fiction and fantasy novel who is also a second-generation Marxist."
Cory Doctorow
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Links:
Mieville's list:
http://www.fantasticmetropolis.com/i/50socialist/full/
Master and Margarita in Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/AS...214383-0929717
Perdido Street Station in Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...books&n=507846
The post in Boing Boing:
http://www.boingboing.net/2005/01/08...at_images.html
The movie images:
http://www.aintitcool.com/display.cgi?id=19085
And the trailer:
http://playlist.yahoo.com/makeplayli...tw=480&qth=300
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