Philip K. Dick's "Eye in the Sky"

William Collins (
14 Jul 1996 22:05:27 GMT

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Several science fiction authors have referred to the faith in their
works, but certainly Dick was the only one to fully exploit a story line
for a novel based upon it. In this case, Dick has used the militant
stage of the Babi period to create a fanatic mental universe in the mind
of one of the less enjoyable characters in his book. I doubt that Dick
understood the Babis enough to find the humaneness of the dawn-breakers.
 Philip K. Dick is best remembered for two highly-praised novels: "The
Man in the High Castle" and "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" (the
latter being the source for the film "Bladerunner").

Bill Collins
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Alexandria, VA 22306
tel: (703) 765-9115

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