A Scanner Darkly

Winner of the British Science Fiction Association Award for Best Novel, Philip K. Dick's A Scanner Darkly is a semi-autobiographical novel of drug addiction set in a future American dystopia ??—?? and the basis for the Hugo Award finalist ...

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 054760131X

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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“Dick is Thoreau plus the death of the American dream.”—Roberto Bolaño Bob Arctor is a junkie and a drug dealer, both using and selling the mind-altering Substance D. Fred is a law enforcement agent, tasked with bringing Bob down. It sounds like a standard case. The only problem is that Bob and Fred are the same person. Substance D doesn’t just alter the mind, it splits it in two, and neither side knows what the other is doing or that it even exists. Now, both sides are growing increasingly paranoid as Bob tries to evade Fred while Fred tries to evade his suspicious bosses. In this award-winning novel, friends can become enemies, good trips can turn terrifying, and cops and criminals are two sides of the same coin. Dick is at turns caustically funny and somberly contemplative, fashioning a novel that is as unnerving as it is enthralling.

A Scanner Darkly

Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market.

Author: Philip K. Dick

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ISBN: 9780575076815

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 217

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Substance D -- otherwise known as Death -- is the most dangerous drug ever to find its way on to the black market. It destroys the links between the brain's two hemispheres, leading first to disorentation and then to complete and irreversible brain damage. Bob Arctor, undercover narcotics agent, is trying to find a lead to the source of supply, but to pass as an addict he must become a user, and soon, without knowing what is happening to him, he is as dependent as any of the addicts he is monitoring.

A Scanner Darkly

With its all star cast, a story from one of the century's most influential pop culture figures and its ground-breaking method of production this is a cinema event. The graphic novel gives a unique take on the film's story.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 9780575078925

Category: Graphic novel

Page: 189

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Using stunning imagery taken directly from the film this is a revolutionary graphic novel taken from a revolutionary film. Linklater's decision to film A SCANNER DARKLY as a live action movie and then to overlay animation over the images has created a hallucinatory, almost dreamlike quality to the action and imagery that is fantastically apt for Dick's novel of drug addiction and paranoia. A SCANNER DARKLY will be one of the most heavily promoted films of the summer and is already one of the season's most talked about, and eagerly anticipated, releases. With its all star cast, a story from one of the century's most influential pop culture figures and its ground-breaking method of production this is a cinema event. The graphic novel gives a unique take on the film's story.



A Scanner Darkly

I hope, for everyone's sake, the scanners do better. Because, he thought, if the scanner sees only darkly, the way I myself do, then we are cursed, cursed again and like we have been continually, and we'll wind up dead this way, ...

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547572174

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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Bob Arctor is a junkie and a drug-dealer, both using and selling the mind-altering Substance D. Fred is a law enforcement agent, tasked with bringing Bob down. It sounds like a standard case. The only problem is that Bob and Fred are the same person. In order to infiltrate the drug ring he hopes to bring down, Fred has had to use Substance D, but Substance D, or "Slow Death," causes the consciousness to split in two, creating distinct personalities that are entirely unaware of the other's existence. Now, Bob must keep from being caught by Fred, while Fred must keep his suspicious superiors at bay. In this semi-autobiographical novel, Dick looks back on his own drug abuse and his own friends who he lost to drugs. By turns thrilling, mind-bending, laught-out-loud funny, and heart-wrenchingly sad, A Scanner Darkly is an award-winning book made into a cult film and may just be Dick's best novel.

A SCANNER DARKLY

Adapted from the novel by Philip K Dick, in an edgy graphic-novel animation - a tale of addiction, paranoia and conspiracy - of dealers and spies and corporate corruption ...

Author: Richard Linklater

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A Scanner Darkly

Arctor shields his identity from those in the drug subculture and from the police. (The requirement that narcotics agents remain anonymous, to avoid collusion and other forms of corruption, becomes a critical plot point late in the book.) ...

Author: Carla Smith

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Page: 124

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The protagonist is Bob Arctor, member of a household of drug users, who is also living a double life as an undercover police agent assigned to spy on Arctor's household. Arctor shields his identity from those in the drug subculture and from the police. (The requirement that narcotics agents remain anonymous, to avoid collusion and other forms of corruption, becomes a critical plot point late in the book.) While posing as a drug user, Arctor becomes addicted to "Substance D" (also referred to as "Slow Death", "Death" or "D"), a powerful psychoactive drug.

100 Perverted Views about Movie a Scanner Darkly

In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing movie reviews of "A Scanner Darkly.

Author: Owen Stubbs

Publisher: Lennex

ISBN: 9785458824729

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Page: 46

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In this book, we have hand-picked the most sophisticated, unanticipated, absorbing (if not at times crackpot!), original and musing movie reviews of "A Scanner Darkly." Don't say we didn't warn you: these reviews are known to shock with their unconventionality or intimacy. Some may be startled by their biting sincerity; others may be spellbound by their unbridled flights of fantasy. Don't buy this book if: 1. You don't have nerves of steel. 2. You expect to get pregnant in the next five minutes. 3. You've heard it all.


A Scanner Darkly and Inland Empire

Accompanying program/synopsis of films showing as part of the [2008] Adelaide Cinematheque season at the Mercury Cinema, films screening are: "A Scanner Darkly", director: Richard Linklater, country: United States -- "Inland Empire", ...

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Accompanying program/synopsis of films showing as part of the [2008] Adelaide Cinematheque season at the Mercury Cinema, films screening are: "A Scanner Darkly", director: Richard Linklater, country: United States -- "Inland Empire", director: David Lynch, country: United States, program includes biographical details about the directors, program produced by Dave Raftery for the Screen Studies Dept, Flinders University.


Notebook

Wide Ruled Notebook.

Author: Engelbert Lloyd

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Page: 110

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Wide Ruled Notebook. Size: 6 inches x 9 inches. 55 sheets (110 pages for writing). A Scanner Darkly. 158403225611. TAGs: a scanner darkly, novel, fiction, drugs, bob arctor, philipkdick, philip k dick, substance d, bug, bugs, pinky, pinkyjainpan, pinkyjain, hand drawn, handrawn, lisajane, lisajanefunart

Conspiracy Theories in American History

For example, A Scanner Darkly depicts the gradual blurring of demarcated role-identities as a police undercover agent is required to surveil a drug user/dealer he had been pretending to be, but in fact has now become.

Author: Peter Knight

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576078124

Category: History

Page: 925

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The first comprehensive history of conspiracies and conspiracy theories in the United States. * Over 300 A-Z entries on various events, ideas, and persons, as well as crucial supporting and refuting evidence, and competing explanations for the origins, history, and popularity of this mode of political thought * Primary documents from organizations promoting conspiracy theories * Contributions from over 100 international scholars with a full range of historical expertise * Separate section containing about 100 illustrative extracts covering the full range of American history, each with a brief headnote placing it in context

Architecture and Science Fiction Film

For this, we turn to one final link that summarizes our discussion on the home in A Scanner Darkly and returns us to a recurring theme in Dick's work—the cyborg. Dirty Technology As a work of SF, the role that technology plays in A ...

Author: David T. Fortin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351957465

Category: Architecture

Page: 250

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The home is one of our most enduring human paradoxes and is brought to light tellingly in science-fiction (SF) writing and film. However, while similarities and crossovers between architecture and SF have proliferated throughout the past century, the home is often overshadowed by the spectacle of 'otherness'. The study of the familiar (home) within the alien (SF) creates a unique cultural lens through which to reflect on our current architectural condition. SF has always been linked with alienation; however, the conditions of such alienation, and hence notions of home, have evidently changed. There is often a perceived comprehension of the familiar that atrophies the inquisitive and interpretive processes commonly activated when confronting the unfamiliar. Thus, by utilizing the estranging qualities of SF to look at a concept inherently linked to its perceived opposite - the home - a unique critical analysis with particular relevance for contemporary architecture is made possible.

Vulcan s Hammer

After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547725787

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

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After the twentieth century’s devastating series of wars, the world’s governments banded together into one globe-spanning entity, committed to peace at all costs. Ensuring that peace is the Vulcan supercomputer, responsible for all major decisions. But some people don’t like being taken out of the equation. And others resent the idea that the Vulcan is taking the place of God. As the world grows ever closer to all-out war, one functionary frantically tries to prevent it. But the Vulcan computer has its own plans, plans that might not include humanity at all.

The Zap Gun

With its combination of romance, espionage, and alien invasion, The Zap Gun skewers the military-industrial complex in a way that’s as relevant today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

Author: Philip K. Dick

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547724780

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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In this biting satire, the Cold War may have ended, but the eastern and western governments never told their citizens. Instead they created an elaborate ruse, wherein each side comes up with increasingly outlandish doomsday weapons—weapons that don’t work. But when aliens invade, the top designers of both sides have to come together to make a real doomsday device—if they don’t kill each other first. With its combination of romance, espionage, and alien invasion, The Zap Gun skewers the military-industrial complex in a way that’s as relevant today as it was at the height of the Cold War.

The Pundit 2006

Ewan Gordon Richard Linklater's adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel A Scanner Darkly manages to entertain the audience for the two or so hours that it lasts. Set in the near future, a narcotics agent, Rob Arctor, is working undercover ...

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