Monthly Archives: April 2010

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch

The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch is one of Dick’s great psychedelic-Gnostic novels. It takes place in a future where global warming has made living on Earth an impossible, expensive experiment in air-conditioning (people vacation in Antarctica, etc); space colonies, … Continue reading

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Destination: Void

“Consciousness must dream, it must have a dreaming ground — and, in dreaming, evoke ever new dreams.” –Frank Herbert, from Destination: Void Let’s talk about consciousness. Exhibit A: Frank Herbert’s Destination: Void. Destination: Void is a claustrophobic parlor drama that … Continue reading

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Waldo & Magic, Inc.

Arthur C. Clarke, among other things, is famous for a set of axioms known as “Clarke’s Laws.” The most quoted of these is undoubtedly Clarke’s Third Law, which states that “any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” This idea … Continue reading

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