EP. 001 – Who was the real PKD?

In November of 1971, science fiction author Philip K. Dick came home to find his San Rafael home in ruins. What’s known as the mysterious break-in incident has led to many a conspiracy theory. It’s an infamous period in the life of a writer who would give us dozens of novels, hundreds of short stories and the inspiration for some of Hollywood’s most fantastic mind-trips. But who was the real Philip K. Dick? Was he a speed-eating psychotic? A genius paranoiac? A schizophrenic philosopher? Or someone far less troubled but just as genius? We’ll talk with “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” editor Marc Haefele and PKD’s friends Nicole Panter and Tim Powers to learn more.

2 thoughts on “EP. 001 – Who was the real PKD?

  1. Willian John says:

    I just had the pleasure to listen to the first episode late at night. I’m amazed by the quality of the content.
    PHK is an amazing subject. It got my attention recently because I started writing my own novels and PHK is definitely an influence for me. I’ve watched a few documentaries about him and I’m currently reading a biography writen by french author Emmanuel Carrére.
    It was amazing to listen to stories told by people who knew PHK in person. My favorite science fiction work is Dune but PHK comes right after Frank Herbert to me.
    Can’t wait to listen more. Thanks for your amazing work.

    p.s. Yes, I’m that listener from Brazil.

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