Philip K. Dick takes on Zeno's paradox in "The Indegatigable Frog".
In this episode we start a new series on John Steinbeck, beginning with his novel of short stories The Pastures of Heaven.
In this episode of the Philip K. Dick Book Club we take on one of my favorite early Dick stories (novella to be honest), "The Variable Man".
(I mention that Hollywood never took on A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, but I was wrote. There was a 1944 adaptation. I stand by that my claim that this could make a good movie if revisted.)
Let me know what you think? Does "The Variable Man" deserve more love?
In this episode we say goodbye to my favorite founder, Thomas Paine, as we look at the second part of Age of Reason. Next up....John Steinbeck.
What happens when the bugs decide to do us in? What if the real ancient old ones are insects? Find out in episode of the Philip K. Dick Book as we look at "Expendable".
In this episode, we begin to close the book on Thomas Paine with the work that may be his most infamous or his most enduring, The Age of Reason.
In "Tony and the Beetles", Philip K. Dick provides an allegory of postcolonialism and the impact of white privledge on people as they grow up.
In this episode we examine part 2 of The Rights of Man, where Paine gives some deatils on the functions of democratic societies and governments.
"Imposter" is Dick's first published robot story that explored the idea of the machine programmed to think its human.
In this episide we begin a two-episode series on The Rights of Man, Thomas Paine's defense of the French Revolution. In the first part of this important book, Paine focuses on principles and responses to some of Edmund Burke's most odious critiques of the French Revolution.
In this episode of the Philip K. Dick Book Club we examine "The Cookie Lady," Dicks retelling of the Hansel and Gretel story. But what does a story about the old consuming the young have to do with our time? A lot, it seems.
In this episode we look at the remainder of Paine's pamphlets, including the final Crisis articles and "Agrarian Justice."
In "Martians Come in Clouds", Philip K. Dick takes on lynching and race relations in the suburbs. Or maybe he is just writing science fiction.
In this episode we continue reading The Crisis and see as Paine begins to think about what kind of nation will come out of the armed conflict with Britain.