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Universes Colliding. The Nature of Reality in Philip K. Dick’s Writings
Universes Colliding. The Nature of Reality in Philip K. Dick’s Writings

Author(s): Cristian Paşcalău
Subject(s): Literary Texts
Published by: Fundatia Culturala Echinox
Keywords: Philip K. Dick; Science-Fiction; Reality; Fiction; Universe of discourse; Possible worlds; Narrative strategies.

Summary/Abstract: This article studies the problem of reality in science-fiction texts. We focus mainly on Philip K. Dick’s writings, both fictional and non-fictional ones. As a cult author in the field, K. Dick goes beyond the usual literary patterns and develops a personal philosophy of science-fiction. Posing the problem of time and reality, he tries to convey a reflexive justification for his peculiar mode of writing and for the social issues developed in his works. We provide an inquiry of his prospects within a philosophic, semiotic and, at a larger extent, modal semantic framework, and also briefly refer to some of his novels.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 26
  • Page Range: 262-276
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English