The Novels of Philip K. Dick (Studies in Speculative Fiction)

Category: World Literature
Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
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by zengid   2018-01-30
Dystopias tend toward fantasies of absolute control, in which the system sees all, knows all, and controls all.

Yeah, I greatly admire works that can show a diverse ecology instead of trying to say that an entire world is controlled by a single entity. It just feels stale.

Kim Stanley Robinson (who wrote his PHD thesis on Dick's works [0]) is really good at building an ecology of interesting elements that interact and create complexity.

[0] https://www.amazon.com/Novels-Philip-Studies-Speculative-Fic...